The ultimate HerFamily guide to your pregnancy: Week 34
Week 34 – you're in the 3rd Trimester! Read more about trimesters here.
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.
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.