The child

The child

Your baby now measures about 15.3 inches (39 cm) from head to foot and weighs about 3.9 pounds (1.79 kg) at the start of the week—and about 4.3 pounds (1.95 kg) at the end of the week.

Unborn babies sleep most of the time—but when they are awake, they practice moving, breathing, and opening and closing their eyes. As a mother-to-be, you should feel your baby’s movements several times a day. The internal organs continue to mature, and the lungs are preparing to breathe properly. All five of your baby’s senses—sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch—are working.

Pregnancy Week 32 Baby Beige
Mother

Mother

Are you amazed at how quickly your belly is growing? Now that your baby has reached about half her birth weight, she will double her weight over the last eight to ten weeks of your pregnancy. This will be evident in the size of your belly, and you’ll put on weight more quickly. Rest as often as you can!

Your enormous uterus is pushing on your internal organs, including your stomach, and it’s possible you feel full more quickly when you eat. Basically, you feel you have “no more room”. Aim to eat smaller meals a little more frequently than usual.

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Partner

Partner

Many mothers-to-be are feeling quite heavy by now. Some feel ungainly and have difficulty moving around, while others are smaller and don’t have the same problems. Regardless, mothers-to-be should avoid overexerting themselves by lifting heavy objects and the like. How can you help her to wind down?  

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