Category Pregnancy week by week

Week 29 – your week by week pregnancy

Your 3rd trimester typically starts at week 29 and lasts until week 40. At this time your baby can open his eyes and turn his head in-utero if he notices a continuous, bright light shining from outside. Baby’s eyes are…

Week 30 – your week by week pregnancy

The fetus now weighs about 1.4kg. Baby is getting fatter and beginning to control its own body temperature. Baby continues to put on fat stores and the major weight gains will occur in the coming weeks. The baby’s head is…

Week 31 – your week by week pregnancy

Your baby may soon stop growing in length but will continue to put on weight. He or she should more than double their weight again between now and birth. The eyes can now completely open and their irises are now…

Week 32 – your week by week pregnancy

During this time the baby sleeps most of the day. The uterus is getting to be a small space for the baby to move about, so you may have noticed he/she is not moving around as much but can kick…

Week 33 – your week by week pregnancy

Baby weights about 2kg and his skin is turning from red to pink. The diameter of the head is about 8.5cm. Your baby has started to prepare for life outside the womb by storing iron in its liver. Baby is…

Week 34 – your week by week pregnancy

Your baby should be getting ready for delivery by turning upside down. The baby’s skull is still quite pliable and not completely joined, in part so baby can ease out of the relatively narrow birth cannel. Thanks to antibodies crossing…

Week 35 – your week by week pregnancy

Your baby is now filling out and getting rounder. Baby will need the fat layers later to regulate the body temperature. Your baby’s reflexes are coordinated, they turn their head, grasp firmly, and respond to sounds, light and touch. You…

Week 36 – your week by week pregnancy

Its getting cramped in there! Kicking and shoving have replaced the early swooping and rolling. As the wall of the uterus and the abdomen stretches thinner, it lets in more light and your baby will begin to develop daily cycles.…