34 Weeks Pregnant – Your Pregnancy Guide

Your Baby This Week – Week 34

Your baby this week – Week 34

Your baby is now the size of a musk melon or a honeydew melon, weighs 4.7 lbs (2.2 kgs) and is 18 inches (over 45 cms) from crown to toe.

If you haven’t started talking or singing to your baby yet, now would be a good time to start. Don’t feel silly, it is your own baby. Research has proven that babies in utero respond well to high pitched tones. If you want to have your own song with the baby, then now is the time to sing it. Once born, this song may soothe your baby when you sing it.

If your baby is a boy, then his testicles have descended to the scrotum, although some babies are born with undescended testicles. But this is fixed automatically by the time the baby turns one year old. Your baby’s body parts are now distinct enough that if you touch your bump carefully, you may be able to make out the parts to some level of clarity.  

 

Your pregnancy this week – Week 34

34 Weeks Pregnant – Your Body

You are now in the 34th week of pregnancy and must be feeling baby movements quite regularly. Nature is beautiful. Just when you thought that your bump couldn’t get bigger, lookie there, it has grown bigger!

A major change that takes place in your body is blurry vision, thanks to the pregnancy hormones. As a result, you may not only find yourself prey to blurry vision, but also dryness and irritation in your eyes. Talk to your doctor and see if you can procure some eye drops to relieve you of dryness in your eyes. Don’t get too used to the dryness as your tears are going to return when you see your little one finally in your arms!

As your due date approaches, you are also likely to feel a little blue – maybe because you are thinking that you may not get that much attention once the baby is born. Talk to your family, your partner, your doctor about these blues. While you battle those blues, consider preparing yourself for labour, if you intend on having a natural delivery.

Talk to your doctor on options for epidural, painless delivery. Revise your prenatal yoga stretches and breathing exercises (they really help!). One fun method is to go on a Chandler Bing focused Friends marathon so that you have a constant humor channel in your mind as you delivered your baby. J Also consider the newer options of delivery such as water childbirth.

This would be the best time for you to start preparing yourself for the new baby by amping up your observation and intuitive skills – you are going to need them after your baby arrives, as the little one can’t talk. Teach yourself to trust your instinct and intuition.

 

Things to know about pregnancy in Week 34

In case you have been diagnosed with sugar during pregnancy, you will be watching your weight gain and diet. Keep your sugar levels in check to increase your chances of a normal delivery and reduce the chances of an episiotomy. To find answers to your pregnancy related questions and more, sign up with ZenParent’s Great Beginnings. We have all the information you’ll need for your pregnancy and for newborn care, customised especially for you.

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