Pregnancy Encyclopedia – Week 32
You have now entered 8th month of pregnancy and feeling like kicking the baby out of your body. Don’t worry! This is a normal. All you need to do is continue eating and exercising properly and get plenty of rest. Also attend your appointments. Make sure you follow all of the instructions of your healthcare provider, and avoid indulging in anything strenuous during this week.
The baby is the size of a squash, now! It is growing at huge pace and weighs 2.5 to 3.8 pounds. The baby measures about 15.2 to 16.7 inches. It is now getting ready for descent and is most probably in the head-down position now.
Your body continues to gain weight at the pace of 450g a week now. Most of this weight goes straight to the baby. In fact, the baby gains a third to half of his birth weight during the next seven weeks. You may find it difficult to sleep. Since you are in the final month of pregnancy, the delivery concerns will keep you awake.
Pregnancy Symptoms Week 32
You will be disturbed by Braxton Hicks contractions. These get intense and the nipples get darker. Shortness of breath, heartburn, enlarged leaky breasts, and vaginal discharge are some of the most common symptoms of pregnancy.
Understand that at 33 weeks, your choice of food will directly impact your as well as the baby’s well-being. Avoid eating certain foods at specific times especially if the activity triggers bloating, heartburn, and/or various other uncomfortable symptoms. You can temporarily stay without these foods. You can easily reintroduce your old favourite food choices back into your diet as soon as the baby is born. Make double sure even your small meals include a balance of nutrients to help you and your baby stay healthy.
Braxton Hicks contractions may disturb you. You can drink plenty of water during this time and head to the loo. This will relieve you from the pregnancy symptom.