31 Weeks Pregnant: What's Going On

Your baby is in the fetal position, legs tucked, and is moving less often. Be ready for practice contractions, which are different from preterm labor contractions. Learn more about pregnancy week 31.

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34 Weeks Pregnant: What's Going On

Your baby is moving around less frequently, mostly because of the cramped quarters. Only a few weeks to go now — are you watching for signs of labor? Learn more about pregnancy week 34.

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Stocking Up for Your Baby: Layette Basics

What does a baby really need? It's hard not to feel overwhelmed by the vast array of baby goods on the market. Use this checklist to put together a core group of items for your baby's layette.

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37 Weeks Pregnant: What's Going On

In these final weeks, your baby is adding about half an ounce of fat per day — getting cuter than ever. You may feel that your baby is sitting lower these days. Find out more about pregnancy week 37.

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32 Weeks Pregnant: What's Going On

Has your acrobat flipped upside down yet? Most babies settle in the head-down position by this week. You may feel little toes or elbows poking you in the ribs. Learn more about pregnancy week 32.

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38 Weeks Pregnant: What's Going On

Your baby is shedding body hair and getting rid of vernix, the waxlike substance that protects the skin. Meanwhile, you're probably watching for signs of labor. Get the details on pregnancy week 38.

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33 Weeks Pregnant: What's Going On

All of your baby's senses are working now, preparing for life in the big world. You may be bothered by sore wrists, but the pain will likely disappear after birth. Learn more about pregnancy week 33.

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39 Weeks Pregnant: What's Going On

Your baby's lungs are manufacturing surfactant, a substance that helps keep the air sacs from sticking together when your baby takes that first breath. Learn more about pregnancy week 39.

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28 Weeks Pregnant: What's Going On

Brain wave patterns show that your baby can respond to sounds such as your voice, your tummy rumbling, and even noises in the outside world. Learn more about pregnancy week 28.

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29 Weeks Pregnant: What's Going On

Your baby's brain can regulate body temperature now, but your baby still needs the warmth of your body to stay toasty until birth. Find out more about pregnancy week 29.

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35 Weeks Pregnant: What's Going On

Those arms and legs are getting chubbier this week. It's likely that your baby is in the head-down position now, ready for the big journey down the birth canal. Get more details on pregnancy week 35.

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40 Weeks Pregnant: What's Going On

Your baby is curled up tightly inside your uterus, waiting to greet you. Time to reflect upon your wonderful nine-month journey together and what lies ahead. Get the details on pregnancy week 40.

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30 Weeks Pregnant: What's Going On

Your growing baby relies on nutrients taken from you to build up internal stores and to gain weight. Calcium, iron, and protein are especially important. Find out more about pregnancy week 30.

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