Week Thirty Three: Lanugo is disappearing
You are 33 weeks pregnant. (fetal age 31 weeks)
- The baby is now 4.4 pounds (2 kg) and around 17.5 inches (44cm) in
- The diameter of the head is about 8.5cm.
- The baby fuzz, lanugo, is disappearing.
- Your baby drinks about a pint of amniotic fluid a day.
- You may gain a pound a week (500g) for the rest of your pregnancy.
- Half of your weight gain will go directly to your baby.
Week Thirty Four: Rapid growth continues
You are 34 weeks pregnant. (fetal age 32 weeks)
- Your baby now is approximately 18 inches long and weighs about 5.25
- Baby is now 46cm crown to heel and the weight is 2400 grams.
- Your child has now an excellent chance of survival outside the womb.
- Fat accumulations plumps up the arms and legs this week.
- Eyes opened when awake and closed when sleeping.
- The fingernails are now completely formed.
Week Thirty Five: Reflexes are coordinated
You are 35 weeks pregnant. (fetal age 33 weeks)
- Your baby is now about 18.5 inches in length and weighs over 5.5
- Baby is about 47cm crown to heel and weighs almost 2.7 Kg.
- The body is growing round due to developing fat layers.
- Your baby's reflexes are coordinated.
- Lungs are almost fully developed.
- About 90% of babies born this week survive.
Week Thirty Six: Baby may drop into the birth canal
You are 36 weeks pregnant. (fetal age 34 weeks)
- The baby is about 19 inches (48 cm) long.
- Weight is around 6 pounds (2.7 kg).
- The baby's body is becoming chubby as fat layers build.
- Between now and birth they may gain about an ounce (30g) a day
- You may feel contractions of the womb, called Braxton Hicks