The Baby –
- Weighs around 4.75 pounds and is around 18 inches long
- If you are worried about preterm labor, 34th weeks pregnancy is a great milestone for you as babies born are usually healthy. They don’t have any health problems in the long term, though hospital stay is a bit longer.
- Give your baby a few more weeks to get her lungs matured and gain more baby fat to make the lives of everyone easier.
- Frequent bathroom trips, heartburn, fatigue, nausea are very common like the first trimester.
- Be sure to practice Kegel exercises along with preparation for childbirth to stop peeing more often when you sneeze or laugh.
This week, brain development is constant and the size of the head is growing to have new brain tissue. Brain grows around 3/8 of an inch every week. The skin is red in the beginning but turns pink in later weeks. For singlet pregnancies, bi-weekly visits are recommended for a few weeks. You may be visiting a doctor weekly if you have multiples.
It is very important to get blood pressure tested over the past few weeks of pregnancy as high BP is very common. You should also look out for changes in steep rise in protein in the urine, weight and vision.