36 Weeks Pregnant
Here's what's happening during Week 36 of your pregnancy:
Your Growing BabyWith one month to go, your baby weighs about six pounds and is fattening. Her full length from crown to feet is about 20 1/2 inches.
Your Growing BellyHas your baby's movement slowed down? If so, you shouldn't worry. Five to ten percent of all mothers report that babies start to slow down as they grow larger and get more cramped for space. Still, you should be able to feel your baby move more than ten times a day. If you're concerned, try drinking a sweet beverage, such as orange juice, and then lying on your side for a while. Most babies will wake up and start to move. If you're still concerned, contact your healthcare provider.
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Things to think about this week
Meet with several pediatricians and choose one. Your baby will need to be checked immediately after birth. Consider whether you'll circumcise if there's a possibility you're having a boy. Research cord-blood-banking options.