Friday, March 12, 2010

:i am 36 weeks pregnant:

Your baby is still gaining weight – about 28g a day. She weighs nearly 2.7kg and is about 47cm long from head to toe. You may begin to feel an increased pressure in your lower belly and notice that your baby is gradually dropping. This is called lightening or engagement, and your lungs and stomach will finally get a chance to stretch out a little – breathing and eating should become easier.

However, walking may become increasingly uncomfortable – some women say it feels as if their baby is going to fall out. Also, you may still feel as if you need to go to the loo all the time. Check out our eating well guide and stock up on those last-minute nutrients.

The good news is that by the end of this week, your pregnancy will be full-term and you could give birth any day. Babies between 37 and 42 weeks are considered full-term – a baby born before 37 weeks is premature and after 42 is post-term.

Your may have noticed that your breasts are leaking a little. This is quite normal. They are producing the rich, first milk called colostrum that will give your baby a great start in life. If you feel like you're going into labour, your doctor or midwife will check to see if the neck of your womb (cervix) is starting to open. They'll look to see if your cervix is dilating, or widening, and effacing, or thinning.

Your midwife will be keeping an eye on what position your baby is in, to estimate how far your baby has dropped into your pelvis. This information will be entered into your maternity notes so that your midwife will know the position of your baby when you go into labour.


NURUL said...

kalu nurul dulu 37 week dah bersalin.

NURUL said...

tak wat scan 4D or 3D ke mun senang nak detect gender baby. dulu nurul wat masa kandungan 6 dan 7 bulan. leh tgk muka baby kita the real dlm perut

mun said... mun dah kene bersedia lah nie..huhuhuh....tak sempat nak wat la nurul...tahu leh wat scan cmtue pown dah last minute...huhuuh

Ctiey said...

Mun kene get ready tau.. mana tau tetiba baby tak sabar nak kuar awal ke.. hehehe..

mamaelly said...

heheheh dah besar eh...elly baru nak masuk 28 w ni pun cam debar je

mun said...

mamaelly:haah..dah semput dah rasanye...berdebar2..

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