32 Weeks Pregnant

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11¾ inches

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4 pounds

Weight of your baby

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32 weeks pregnant

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What’s new this week?
Your Body

Now that you're 32 weeks pregnant, has your walk turned into more of a waddle? Odds are that, by now, it has. Your baby bump has changed your posture -- and, as a result, your gait. Adding to the whole duck walk effect is the pregnancy hormone... Read more

Your Baby

Not feeling your baby move as much? After all the flailing she’s been doing up to this point, it might worry you. But it’s actually quite common for fetal movements to begin to lessen around this time. Things are getting crowded inside... Read more

Your Life Right Now

From this week on, your doctor is likely going to want to see you more often -- about every two weeks. In your final month she may ask you to come in once a week. All these checkups are a great opportunity to ask any questions you have about... Read more

Moms Like Me / I Wish I Had Known

"A birth plan is a good way to communicate your thoughts with everyone who will be attending your birth. If there’s a changeover in shifts, you won’t have to constantly go over the same info with everyone who enters your room --... Read more

32 Weeks Pregnant: Your Body

Now that you're 32 weeks pregnant, has your walk turned into more of a waddle? Odds are that, by now, it has. Your baby bump has changed your posture -- and, as a result, your gait. Adding to the whole duck walk effect is the pregnancy hormone relaxin. Its job is to loosen up your pelvic joints in preparation for delivery -- but right now that extra wiggle room is causing you to move differently. You’re also probably finding it harder and harder to get a good night’s sleep. Between the giant belly, the heartburn, the getting up to pee and the active kiddo you’ve got banging around in there, it’s totally understandable. Just do your best! Snuggle up with that body pillow, try skipping liquids an hour or so before bed and prop up your upper body to keep stomach acid down where it belongs. And nap, nap, nap whenever you can!

32 Weeks Pregnant: Your Baby

Not feeling your baby move as much? After all the flailing she’s been doing up to this point, it might worry you. But it’s actually quite common for fetal movements to begin to lessen around this time. Things are getting crowded inside your belly and she simply has less room to move. Counting fetal movements during her active time will reassure you that everything is OK. If you feel fewer than 10 movements (even subtle rolls) over the course of two hours, call your doctor. Otherwise, relax and know that she’s just snug inside you -- not distressed. Starting this week, the lanugo hair that’s been covering your baby’s skin may begin to fall off. Don’t be surprised, however, if a bit of it hangs on -- you might spot some fine hair on her back or shoulders after she’s born. It usually disappears in the first couple of weeks.

Your Life Right Now

From this week on, your doctor is likely going to want to see you more often -- about every two weeks. In your final month she may ask you to come in once a week. All these checkups are a great opportunity to ask any questions you have about labor and delivery and discuss concerns. No question is too silly, embarrassing or small! Bring a notebook, too -- because odds are you’re going to be getting so much information from your Ob that it’ll be hard to digest and remember it all without jotting it down.

Moms Like Me / I Wish I Had Known

"A birth plan is a good way to communicate your thoughts with everyone who will be attending your birth. If there’s a changeover in shifts, you won’t have to constantly go over the same info with everyone who enters your room -- they can just read your birth plan and be up to speed.  It also helps you to define exactly what your expectations and parameters are. When you’ve written your birth plan out, you may find you've answered questions for yourself that you didn't even know you had: pain meds and interventions; whether you want the baby on your chest or your husband's; your cord blood plans -- there really is a lot of info to go through." --smiling2007

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Signs my body is getting ready: I have a few weeks to my DD but definitely have strong Braxton Hicks, baby is dropping (I can feel his head starting to grind against my cervix), I’m leaking colostrum, and I'm losing my mucous plug. Pregnancy is SO glamorous! Also I'm exhausted all the time. --mummytomax

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