Pregnancy week 32

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32 Weeks Pregnant: What's Going On

Your Baby at 32 Weeks Pregnant 

Ups and downs. Your acrobat may be standing on his head now: Most babies settle in the head-down, or vertex, position by this week. Ideally, he'll stay put until you give birth. Then again, he might change positions several times before he's born.

As full as it gets. With about two pints of amniotic fluid in your uterus right now, it's fairly easy for your baby to switch from head-up to head-down. Over the next eight weeks, the amount of fluid will decrease as the amount of baby increases.

Measuring up. Your baby weighs between 3.5 and 4 pounds and measures about 17 to 18 inches stretched out. 

Your Pregnancy at 32 Weeks

Light ribbing. Feeling your baby move is sweet, but it's less fun when a foot gets stuck up under your rib cage. Try lying on your side or changing positions to coax her into moving. 

Checkup double-up. When you reach 32 weeks, most healthcare providers will want to start seeing you every two weeks instead of just once a month. Among other things, your provider will be on the lookout for signs of infection, preterm labor, or preeclampsia.

Delivery drill. A tour of the hospital where you'll be delivering will take you through the labor and postpartum rooms, and acquaint you with registration procedures and paperwork. Knowing where to go and what to do ahead of time will prevent a last-minute scramble when you're in labor. Map out and travel two different routes to the hospital.

School days. Be an active participant in your childbirth classes: Ask lots of questions, and feel free to talk about your hopes and fears. Don't forget to bring your partner so that you're both prepared when the moment arrives.


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Thank you

Charlie 5/6/2016
Great information about this stage

Sciatic pains

I'm having severe sciatic nerve pain. I have to limp while walking and move very slowly, it hurts to change positions in the night. Have any of you found any thing to relieve this discomfort? Please hsare

32 weeks

This article is pretty nice, My baby is like a bouncing ball in my little tummy , I'm ready for him to come on home

32 weeks

Alex 2/1/2016
So ready for my little boy to be here!!

Learned something new

This is my third pregnancy and I never knew that the amniotic fluid level drops by the end so that the baby cannot move as easily. You learn something new every day!

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