32 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms – How big is baby?

32 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms

32 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms – How big is baby?


We explain to you how your body evolves with 32 weeks of pregnancy and how your baby is growing. We will help you to clarify all your doubts.

At 32 weeks of pregnancy, your baby is a human being perfect and delicate. As you accumulate fat, your body forms become rounded and folds in the upper thighs and arms begin to form. Here’s the essentials about your pregnancy at 32 weeks pregnancy.

  1. Age of pregnancy: 32 weeks (8th month, 3rd trimester)
  2. Fetal age: 30 weeks
  3. 32 Weeks of pregnancy are 224 days of pregnancy
  4. Length of the fetus: 42 cm (measure from head to toe)
  5. Fetal weight: 1700 g (approximately)
  6. Size: meloa

Week 32 – 1st day


Although the lungs are among the baby’s last organs to mature, your baby already inhales the amniotic fluid, training to breathe and exercising the lungs. You can see the movement of the breath on an ultrasound examination.

If you are expecting a boy, his testicles should be descending from the abdomen into the scrotal sac. Sometimes, however, one of the testicles, or both, is not in the right position when the baby is born.

It is likely that you are gaining weight by a pound a week. This is because in the last seven weeks of pregnancy the baby gains half the total birth weight. It’s good to make sure you’re eating well on this final stretch.

Week 32 – 2nd day


You should be feeling your baby moving enough. At this stage, he is approximately 2 pounds and is connected with the stimuli outside the belly. Perceive movements and changes of the luminosity of the environments where you are.

In fact, the baby can move not only the eyes but also the whole body: the arms, the legs and the head. If all this movement bothers, the tip is to change position, take a walk or drink a glass of water or juice.

Week 32 – 3rd day


A new ultrasound examination may be requested at this stage for evaluation of fetal growth; determination of estimated fetal weight; assessment of the amount of amniotic fluid; insertion of the placenta; the blood circulation, uteroplacental and fetto-placental circulation, and the fetal position.

Week 32 – 4th day


His heart, starting this week, works a quarter faster than normal to account for blood volume which increased by about 2.5 liters. So it’s time to step up visits to the obstetrician.

If the exam routine was monthly, now it will be much more agitated. Be careful when you go to the appointments.

It is important that you report any changes in your body and symptoms that you may experience. Headaches, bleeding, and twitching can be warning signs. The baby should move until the end of pregnancy.

Week 32 – 5th day


Alcoholic beverages during pregnancy are strongly discouraged. There is no barrier between mother and baby. This means that the level of alcohol in maternal and fetal blood is identical, with the aggravating factor that the liver of the fetus is unable to detoxify itself from the alcohol that comes to it, depending totally on the maternal liver.

Alcohol during pregnancy can cause alcohol-fetal syndrome in your baby, which is characterized by mental retardation and characteristic facial features. Although this syndrome usually appears in large consumers of alcohol, there is no level from which to ensure that this will not happen.

Week 32 – 6th day


Have you thought about finding the ideal pediatrician for your baby? Maybe this is the best time.

Listen to tips from friends and family, schedule interviews with some professionals. It is important that you feel at ease with the pediatrician who will take care of your child. Let him know if there will be blood and umbilical cord blood collection and if you will be screened for genetic intolerance of food and UV rays, both collected from the umbilical cord.

Week 32 – 7th day


If you feel uncomfortable with your joints know it is normal. It is the pressure that the center of gravity of the body exerts on them. There is not much you can do, just rest.

Tips of Pregnancy

What can you plan for this week?

By this week you can start thinking about the pediatrician who will accompany your child in the first years of life.

The choice of a pediatrician to is a very important decision and that to be taken calmly and thoughtfully. Ask the opinions of friends, family or your doctor and schedule an interview to get to know each other.

Choose the professional that gives you more security, confidence, availability and credibility.

32 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms

How many weeks do you have a normal pregnancy?

According to the World Health Organization, a normal pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. The probable date of delivery (PPD) is calculated by considering the first day of the last menstrual period. Based on that date, 40 weeks are counted.

At 37 weeks, (second week of 9th month of pregnancy), the baby is considered a full term baby, that is, at this age, can be born at any time. When the baby is born before 37 weeks, it is considered premature.

If you are born after 42 weeks it is considered a post-term baby and it may be necessary to mark the date of delivery ( induced delivery ) if there are no signs of the onset of labor. After this age, the risks to the baby increase due to the aging of the placenta that fails to deliver the necessary amounts of nutrients and oxygen to the baby.

True contractions or false contractions?

True contractions are frequent, regular and painful while false contractions are sporadic, irregular, and painless.

As the date of delivery approaches, it is natural that she is afraid of going into labor prematurely (preterm labor ).

Learn how to distinguish between true birth contractions and false Braxton – Hicks contractions or contractions.

Recommended weight gain in pregnancy

The recommended weight gain in pregnancy varies according to the Body Mass Index (BMI) prior to pregnancy.

BMI before pregnancy: low birth weight BMI <18.5

  • Total weight gain: 12.5 kg – 18 kg
  • Average weight gain per week for 2nd and 3rd quarters *: About 0.5 kg per week

BMI before pregnancy: normal weight 18.5 ≤ BMI ≥ 24.9

  • Total weight gain: 11.5 kg – 16 kg
  • Average weight gain per week for 2nd and 3rd quarters *: About 0.4 kg per week

BMI before pregnancy: overweight BMI between 25 and 29.9

  • Total weight gain: 7 kg – 11.5 kg
  • Average weight gain per week for 2nd and 3rd quarters *: About 0.3 kg per week

BMI before pregnancy: obesity BMI ≥ 30

  • Total weight gain: 5 kg – 9 kg
  • Average weight gain per week for 2nd and 3rd quarters *: About 0.2 kg per week
  • For the 1st quarter, a total weight increase of 0.5 to 2kg is expected.


One of the most innovative and original techniques is water delivery. In Portugal, this modality is practiced only in private clinics and hospitals, or in home deliveries, being controversial due to the unfavorable opinion of the Medical Order (in May 2014). On the contrary, it is easier to find childbirth preparation courses that take place in swimming pools and include swimming and stretching classes. Proponents of water birth advocate that the water can achieve a more intense relaxation, the muscle layers move more easily, the contractions are less painful and the baby faces the outside world in a less traumatic way. (You can visit the site maesdagua.org)

By this time, the third and last ultrasound (which evaluates the growth of the baby and, in particular, its position) is usually made and, if the gynecologist so indicates, the blood and urine tests, the microbiological analysis vaginal and doppler velocimetry, which controls the regular supply of blood.

Pregnancy Week by week

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