The ultimate HerFamily guide to your pregnancy: Week 34 1 year ago

The ultimate HerFamily guide to your pregnancy: Week 34

Week 34 – you're in the 3rd Trimester! Read more about trimesters here.

This week....

Your baby

Now weighs more than 2.2 kg and is 45 cm from top to toe.

The face is plumper and the nose has a bridge.

Babies born now, if healthy, usually do well with neonatal care. Preterm babies are most at risk from respiratory problems, as the lungs still do not have enough of a substance called “surfactant” which keeps air sacs open.

You

Your eyes may become dry, and your vision may even dis-improve. This is normal but do report any vision changes to your midwife or doctor.

You may need to wear a panty liner or pad as vaginal discharge increases.

It’s time to start Optimal Foetal Positioning exercises to try and get your baby into the best position for birth (head-down and back towards your belly— “occipito anterior”) and to alleviate fears by educating yourself about labour and birth.