At 35 weeks’ pregnancy, your baby is still growing, but the pace of development has slowed. All organs are mature, except for the lungs. You may feel more tired and if you are still working, you may have to prepare to stop doing it. Here’s the essentials about your pregnancy at 35 weeks pregnancy .
- Age of pregnancy: 35 weeks (8th month, 3rd trimester)
- Fetal age: 33 weeks
- 35 Weeks of pregnancy are 245 days of pregnancy
- Length of the fetus: 46 cm (measure from head to toe)
- Fetal weight: 2350 to 2500 gr (approximately)
- Size: medium melon
Week 35 – 1st day
Your baby weighs about 2.4 pounds, about 45 inches long. Due to the rapid growth and weight gain during these days, it has taken up even more space inside the uterus, which makes its movement more difficult.
Your brain continues to grow during this week. Neurons and connections are developing even more and, after birth, will be perfectly connected to receive stimuli.
So eat foods high in Omega 3, such as salmon, tuna and sardines. Omega 3 is a fatty acid belonging to the group of unsaturated fats, which do not raise blood cholesterol.
Week 35 – 2nd day
You have certainly noticed that all the pregnant women have a very special way of walking: with their legs half open, feet pointed out, half swaying to each side with each step.
It seems a difficult task to move around, but nothing prevents you from continuing to walk. Walking is a great exercise. Along with yoga and water aerobics, it is one of the few physical activities you can still do with belly fat.
Also, it will become increasingly difficult to drive. Brazilian law does not impose restrictions on driving in the last month of pregnancy, but use common sense. Always wear a three-point belt and try to maintain some distance between the belly and the steering wheel. When the distance ceases to exist, it’s time to stop.
Week 35 – 3rd day
As of this week the mood changes become more intense . Hormones, anxiety, fatigue, many things to organize and all worries about childbirth and the new life with the baby make any woman sensitive.
If you feel you are starting to lose control stop everything, take a deep breath, stretch your body, relax and try to think of something else. Watch a movie, go for a walk and think you’ve reached the final stretch.
Week 35 – 4th day
It is very important to eat portions of iron-rich foods in the third trimester of pregnancy. Your baby absorbs this mineral to build reserves of iron in his own body, mostly in the form of red blood cells.
Avoid consuming tea and coffee with your meals because they contain substances known as phenols that interfere with the absorption of iron. Already foods high in vitamin C, it has the ability to increase the absorption of iron up to six times.
So consume orange juice, strawberries and broccoli at all meals, especially when consuming vegetarian sources of iron, such as beans.
Week 35 – 5th day
The baby’s arms and feet are getting thicker and the organs are almost all formed. From now on the main task will be to gain weight. You should no longer be feeling so many chutinhos, because the space is getting much tighter.
You should feel changes in your routine as well. The pressure that the baby makes on your bladder is increasing, so you should urinate very often. Swelling in the ankles and feet is normal at this stage. Try to rest and keep your legs up.
Week 35 – 6th day
At this stage, many doctors ask for an exam called culture of vaginal secretion, which points out the presence or not of streptococci in the birth canal. Group B streptococcus is a type of bacteria that often exists in people’s gut. These bacteria may end up “colonizing” the vagina as well, and there is a risk of transmission to the baby during childbirth.
To prevent infection in the baby or in you, doctors will administer antibiotic through the vein. Although it is dangerous for babies, especially premature infants, streptococcus B does not usually cause symptoms in adults and, most of the time, is harmless to the woman.
Week 35 – 7th day
The cephalic presentation is the ideal position for the birth of your baby. Labor occurs more smoothly and smoothly when the baby’s head – which is most of his body – comes first through the vaginal canal. Approximately 3% to 4% of infants did not turn to that position for 35 weeks. Despite the tight space in the womb, it can still rotate several times before it is born.
Tips of Pregnancy
Most sensitive breasts
As the date of delivery approaches, it is normal for your breasts to become more tender once you are preparing for breastfeeding . Some women even put colostrum (the first milk produced after birth) even though some do not produce it until the baby is born. Wearing tight, comfortable brassieres helps relieve pain and discomfort.
What can you plan for this week?
This is one of the most enjoyable moments for parents! Preparing the room to receive the baby is a magical moment. If you are looking for a special furniture or decoration you should think about what you want in advance to have time to order the furniture, paint and assemble the room.
When thinking about the baby’s room, also remember the needs of who will take care of the baby. The equipment and accessories should be practical and easy to achieve without causing accidents. Ideally, the room should be ready by 37 weeks ( 8th month ).
Pregnancy Watch Consultation
Between the 34th and the 35th week and the 6th day, the 5th consultation is required . Among the topics addressed in this consultation are warning signs and preterm delivery and counting of fetal movements. It will also be observed to determine the position of the uterus and whether there is any sign of dilation.
- Vaginal bleeding – may indicate placental abruption or onset of labor
- Loss of fluid through the vagina – may be a sign of rupture of the water bag
- Vaginal discharge with pruritus / pain
- Abdominal pain – may indicate an ectopic pregnancy
- Chills or fevers – may indicate an infection
- Pain / burning when urinating – symptoms of a urinary infection
- Strong or continuous headaches
- Vision disturbances, double vision, or blurred with bright spots – which may be a sign of pre-eclampsia
- Decreased fetal movements – may indicate that the baby is in distress
- Rhythmic contractions before the 37th week of pregnancy – an indicator that the onset of labor may be soon.
Signs of preterm birth (preterm birth)
Preterm birth is considered when labor begins before completion of the 37th week of pregnancy and after reaching the pregnancy time as the lower limit of viability, which may be between 22 and 28 weeks of pregnancy . If you have any signs or symptoms, you should see your doctor as soon as possible:
- Pelvic pain (constant or intermittent)
- Pain in the lumbar spine (constant or intermittent)
- Pelvic pressure
- Abdominal pain
- Modification / increase of mucous vaginal flow, which becomes more fluid
- Regular uterine contractions at intervals of less than 10 minutes, with or without pain.
Counting of fetal movements
You should feel your baby move at least 10 times during the 12-hour period, starting at 9 AM. If you do not feel movement for 12 hours at a time, it may be a sign that your baby is in pain.
To record your baby’s movements, use a calendar to indicate the time you feel the first movement. Dial the number of moves until you reach the 10 moves.
When is the baby born?
At the 1st preconception visit the doctor uses a calendar to calculate the age of the pregnancy (or chronological gestational age) and the probable date of delivery (PPD). This calculation will be adjusted correctly at the 1st ultrasound (definitive gestational age).
Still, there is never any absolute certainty about the date of delivery since the baby can be born before or after that date. Taking this indication into account, as of the beginning of the 9th month, there are clues that indicate that delivery may be soon. A few weeks before labor begins , your body – and baby – begin to prepare for birth.
To monitor these signs, the doctor will take advantage of the visits to palpate the abdomen and examine the position of the baby. In addition, you will see if:
- The baby has already gone down and fit into the pelvic cavity
- He turned and stood upside down
- The cervix shows signs of erasure (when the uterus becomes shorter)
- There is dilatation (labor begins when it reaches 3-4 cm of dilatation)
- The cervix has begun to soften or remains firm
- The cervix has advanced into the front of the vagina or is still positioned behind.
Have you packed your bag for the hospital or clinic? It is possible that the delivery takes place a few days (or even weeks ) in advance, so the ideal is to have everything prepared, so that the hurry does not make you forget things that could be useful to you. You will be in the hospital for two to five days (if you are a Caesarean) and the bag should contain everything you need, and in sufficient numbers, for you and the babyduring this time period. Clinics and hospitals usually provide a list of what to bring. For the mother, for example: two waist-length nightgowns, a bathrobe, slippers, breastfeeding bras, breastfeeding discs, a postpartum girdle, cuequinhas and anything else you need for your hygiene. For the baby: bodies, tapa diapers, nightgowns and everything that concerns your hygiene. Have you gone to your routine gynecological appointment? Remember that it is scheduled for this week (one month after the last one) and that you should carry urine, electrocardiogram and ultrasound tests with you .
Pregnancy Week by week
- 1 Week Pregnant: Early signs of pregnancy
- 2 Weeks Pregnant: Sign, Symptoms, Discharge
- 3 Weeks Pregnant: Sign and Test
- 4 Weeks Pregnant: Ultrasound
- 5 Weeks Pregnant: Belly and Cramping
- 6 Weeks Pregnant: Don’t be afraid of miscarriage
- 7 Weeks Pregnant: Development
- 8 Weeks Pregnant: Bleeding
- 9 Weeks Pregnant: Twins?
- 10 Weeks Pregnant: Fetus
- 11 Weeks Pregnant: Uterus
- 12 Weeks Pregnant: Ultrasound Gender
- 13 Weeks Pregnant: Scan
- 14 Weeks Pregnant: Baby moves
- 15 Weeks Pregnant: Can baby hear in the womb?
- 16 Weeks Pregnant: Baby movement
- 17 Weeks Pregnant: Fetal Development
- 18 Weeks Pregnant: Morphological Ultrasound
- 19 Weeks Pregnant: Weight gain during pregnancy
- 20 Weeks Pregnant: Uterus positions
- 21 Weeks Pregnant: Fetal weight
- 22 Weeks Pregnant: Baby size
- 23 Weeks Pregnant: Fetal movement feel like
- 24 Weeks Pregnant: Position of Baby
- 25 Weeks Pregnant: Sleeping position
- 26 Weeks Pregnant: Food and fruits
- 27 Weeks Pregnant: Trimester
- 28 Weeks Pregnant: Baby position in the womb
- 29 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms not to ignore
- 30 Weeks Pregnant: Average weight of fetus?
- 31 Weeks Pregnant: How many month i am?
- 32 Weeks Pregnant: How big is baby?
- 33 Weeks Pregnant: Is it safe to deliver?
- 34 Weeks Pregnant: Signs of labor
- 35 Weeks Pregnant: Is how many months?
- 36 Weeks Pregnant: Is it safe to deliver?
- 37 Weeks Pregnant: What are the chances of giving birth?
- 38 Weeks Pregnant: Signs of labor
- 39 Weeks Pregnant: Considered a Term Baby
- 40 Weeks Pregnant: Contractions in Labor