What To Expect At Week 34
Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (about the size of a cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. His fat layers, which he’ll need to regulate body temperature once he’s born are filling him out. His skin is also smoother than ever. His nervous system is maturing and lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you’ve been nervous about preterm labor, you’ll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems may have a short-term stay in the neonatal nursery. By this week, fatigue has probably set in again, though maybe not with the same coma-like intensity of your first trimester. Your tiredness is perfectly understandable, given the physical strain you’re under and the restless nights of frequent pee breaks and tossing and turning, while at the same time trying to get comfortable. Now it’s time to slow down and save up your energy for labour day (and beyond). Most of the time, your cardiovascular and nervous systems must be able to adapt to the many changes that are occurring in your body, but sometimes they don’t, and it can make your head spin. Dizziness, vertigo, or dizziness can also be caused by a wide variety of things, such as standing up too quickly, lying flat on my back, low blood sugar, anemia, and the risk of overheating.