35 gestational week
35 gestational week corresponds to the 8th month of pregnancy and falls in the third trimester. All organs of the child are present and functioning. Very soon, it will begin to descend down into the pelvic area. From this the pregnant woman will find it easier to breathe.
This gestational week is a time to get fully prepared for the upcoming birth. Always carry the exchange card with you. Make sure your phone is charged in case of an emergency. Don’t think it’s early. It is quite possible that labour will start within days.
Fetal size and development at 35 weeks gestation
- Height – 46.2 cm.
- Weight – 2.4 kg.
- Head circumference – 31.0 cm.
- Abdominal circumference – 31.5 cm.
In just a week, the child will already be defined as a preterm. In this week, it is already 46 cm tall and weighs 2300 – 2700 grams. The head circumference reaches 31.0 cm and the abdomen circumference – 31.5 cm.
Thanks to the accumulated subcutaneous fat, the child’s skin is smoother, although bracelets are visible here and there. For example, in the neck, buttocks, joints.
All organs and systems are fully formed and functioning. One of the signs of a delivered baby is the striation of the feet. By this it can be determined that the child is fully matured.
His hair already has color and continues to grow. The retina has formed and there is enough surfactant in the child’s system for the lungs to carry out the first inhalation.
Primordial mud has accumulated in the intestines. Ideally, it will separate after the child is born, literally within a few hours afterwards.
During pregnancy, the presence of meconium in the amniotic fluid is perceived as a danger sign for the child, possible oxygen deprivation of the fetus. If this happens, it is not excluded that problems with the health of the baby will arise.
During these last weeks of pregnancy, the adrenal gland develops. It is tasked with producing hormones necessary for optimal water-salt exchange in the body. In addition, this gland is associated with controlling stress.
What does a pregnant woman feel during the thirty-fifth gestational week?
During the 35th gestational week, the fundus of the uterus is located 35 cm from the pubic bone. The fetus has already assumed an upside-down position. It is located at the entrance to the pelvis.
At this stage of pregnancy, it is important to track the frequency of the baby’s movements. In this way, you will get rid of doubts that something is wrong with it.
It is possible to feel that the child to any of the subcostal. To eliminate the feeling of discomfort, we recommend holding your breath and leaning to the side – the opposite side to the one you feel the baby is in. At this point, tighten your side muscles.
There are only a few days until term and it is normal for a pregnant woman to feel Braxton Hicks contractions frequently. They are only slightly painful and provoke spasms in the muscles of the abdomen and uterus. Their duration is short.
When the heaviness in the abdomen and waist does not pass for a long time, and the painful spasms recur, one can talk about the onset of labor. In this case, it is desirable to immediately seek medical help. The obstetrician-gynecologist will determine your condition and determine the next steps.
Do not be frightened if you often feel like going to the toilet. It is perfectly normal as the uterus puts pressure on the bladder. Just in case, do not ignore the possibility of amniotic fluid leakage. If you notice them, see a doctor immediately.
At this stage of pregnancy, it is very important to observe the characteristics of the vaginal currents. The uterus is becoming softer, and its cervix is opening. A mucousy consistency begins to secrete. Up to this point, it has obscured the entrance to the uterus.
What are normal vaginal currents? They are uniform, transparent and have a slight sour smell. With deviations from this profile, do not hesitate to contact a doctor, it is possible that the health of the child is at risk.
The appearance of blood in the discharge is an alarming sign that you should immediately seek emergency help. Placental abruption may be present. The situation is complicated if the uterine tone is elevated and you feel pain in the abdomen.
The menu of a pregnant woman in 35 gestational week
During this week of pregnancy, the dietary rules that you have followed for the past two weeks are valid. It is necessary to avoid consuming excess calories. The menu should be rich in vitamins and minerals.
It is advisable to eat often, but in small portions. Avoid consuming food late at night. The ideal time for dinner is 2-3 hours before sleep. This will avoid stomach discomfort and heartburn.
Keep well hydrated – drink up to 1.5 litres of water daily. Do not exclude fresh fruit and vegetables from the daily menu. To avoid the risk of pre-eclampsia, it is advisable to rest more often.
What is seen on ultrasound?
During an ultrasound examination, you will notice that the child already has a well-rounded shape. These are due to accumulated subcutaneous fat. His skin is now lighter. Before your eyes is a fully matured child. Its head is resting against the placenta and it is quite narrow. Because of this, his movements may have become less active.
Move on to 34 weeks or 36 weeks gestation
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