32 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Week by Week

Your pregnancy

Your womb is already quite high and presses the organs, which you feel like heartburn, bad digestion and shortness of breath. You should drink plenty of water and eat high-fiber foods, divided into small portions. Preterm contractions are getting stronger day by day. The uterus still grows and shifts your center of gravity, so your abdominal muscles are weakened putting the strain on your back.

Baby development

All five senses are functional in this period. The nails on the legs are completely formed, and the hair on the head continues to grow. Soon the majority of babies will be placed so that their head is located in the pelvis which means that they are preparing for labor. Eyes are wide open during waking hours and closed while sleeping. The color of the eyes is mostly blue at this moment because the pigmentation has not developed entirely. Hence, the eye pigmentation requires the exposure of light and takes place several weeks after birth.

A “white” fat tissue begins to form under the skin, so the skin looks brighter, almost pink. The length of the baby is 17 inches, and it weighs almost four pounds. Twins progress slower than kids who have the uterus just for themselves.

At the doctor’s

Now is the time for the third ultrasound examination, which will show how much the baby has grown, how much amniotic fluid is there. During this review, the doctor will detect the final position of the placenta and the cervix which will determine the time of the labor.

If you find that you have a low position placenta, your doctor will explain what you should pay attention to. In such situations, the placenta completely or partially covers the internal uterine cervix, which can cause bleeding during the third trimester. It can be very abundant and dangerous. If the placenta completely covers the inner uterine cavity, you may need to have a cesarean section.

Another danger that can occur during this period is the premature detachment of the placenta. This is one of the most dangerous situations during which the placenta is loosening from the wall of the womb, bleeding and causes severe, sharp pain. This situation of bleeding in the third trimester is potentially dangerous for both baby’s and mother’s lives.

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