35 Weeks Pregnant – Your Pregnancy Guide

Your Baby This Week – Week 35

Your baby this week - Week 35

Your baby is now the size of a pineapple, weighs about 5.25 lbs (2.4 kgs), and measures about 18 inches (45 cms) from crown to toe.

With the growing scarcity of space in your uterus, don’t be alarmed if you find your baby’s elbow or heel protruding from your bump. It may be painful, but it is also an amusing sight to see. As your baby is continually gaining weight, a lot of fat is going to the shoulders as they pad up for the journey south. Interestingly, while you were in mid-pregnancy, your baby was only 2% fat, now at 35 weeks, that percentage has increased to 15% fat.

By this week, your baby’s kidneys have been developed fully and your baby’s liver is also now capable of processing waste products.

Your pregnancy this week - Week 35

35 Weeks Pregnant – Your Body 

Getting closer to the due date, your baby is also ready to come out. It is in position – heads down ready to come out. Due to this position, you are likely to notice a slight pain or numbness in your pelvic area. Also, with your baby’s head putting pressure on your bladder, your urinary incontinence has increased – the lack of bladder control when you laugh, cough or sneeze. But don’t cut back on fluids and keep yourself hydrated.

Talk to your doctor about all the pain relief and childbirth options and now might be a good time to book your room in the hospital. Talk to your partner about the same options and make sure you reach a consensus on the option to be chosen if you are not in a position to choose.

Make sure you have made all the arrangements at the home and prepared the family for you being MIA for the time you are in the hospital giving birth and then back home but solely focusing on the newborn. Prepare yourself to let go of the household reins in this confinement period. If you have an older child, spend more time with them while you take rest.

If you haven’t pack your bag yet, better start now. Open up your suitcase and drop things you think might be useful for your stay at the hospital. Also a good time to start deciding on options such as baby crib or cradle; nursery or co-sleeping with your baby? Each option comes with its own set of pros and cons and choose the one that is the most suitable for you. Without worrying about what others will say. Mama knows best.


Things to know about pregnancy in Week 35

In the 35th week of pregnancy, you are probably considering when to start your maternity leave, in case you are still working. Maternity leave time can be constructively used to make purchases of new born baby products and of baby crib/baby bed. You will get very little time for this once the baby comes. To read more about other issues relevant for this stage of your pregnancy, 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.