Pregnancy week 32

Signs of pregnancy during week 32 of being pregnant - If you have decided to use a TENS machine in labour, make sure you order one in plenty of time.
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Only eight weeks to go!

You may have noticed considerable changes in your breasts, with the nipples becoming even larger and darker. This is to make it easier for your baby to find them. Because your uterus takes up nearly all the available space in your abdomen, your bump has shifted upwards and now starts to slope from beneath your breasts.

You may need to rest often, with your legs up, as you may have gained up to 20lbs. This puts extra weight onto your pelvis and legs. Your ankles and feet may begin to swell as extra fluid swamps your tissues. Your metabolic rate has risen by 20 per cent during pregnancy so you may feel hot and sweaty whatever the weather.

Your body may start rehearsing for the birth with Braxton Hicks contractions. These last about 30 seconds a few times a day. This tightening of the tummy may have started as early as week 20, getting progressively stronger. Do not be misled as they are nothing like the real thing!

You will probably be aware of your baby having a pattern of sleeping and waking in a cycle of between 30 and 50 minutes. If you have decided to use a TENS machine in labour, make sure you order one in plenty of time. Friendships made at antenatal classes offer support that can be vital after your baby is born.

Your baby

Your baby now measures the length of a sheet of A4 paper. As more fat is deposited in preparation for birth and beyond your baby's skin becomes less transparent and she looks increasingly like a newborn. She is growing bigger and stronger, ready for birth.

Your baby is fully formed with her brain and nervous system now well developed, but if she were born now their sucking action would be weak. Your baby will probably settle in a head-down position ready for the birth, although babies can change position right until the birth itself.

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32 weeks pregnant and really fedup and tired. having my 3rd baby and considering i am only 28 i am finding it hard to manage and get motivated. i have a 10 year old who is very helpfull but also have a 20 month old who is very tiring lol. hoping i go into labour by my self this time as i have been started off with my last 2. good luck ladies hope everything goes well for you
by joboxx 20th Jun 2011, 8:55am
Hello :)
Im 32 weeks this thursday, I have a 3D scan on saturday that me and my partner are very much looking forward to. Im having a baby boy, and have everything all prepared for him and more clothes than i could possibly need. Hope these next 8 weeks dont take too long.
Chantelle ox
by Chantelleox 25th Jan 2011, 5:41pm
Am also 32 weeks and having a great pregnancy. I too am doing holistic birthing. Using meditation and hypnosis for pain relief, but not doing a water birth. I am confdent all will go well. I will be at a hospital, but my Doc is very supportive and I am sure this little one will cooperate and arrive when he/she is good and ready.
by Namaste53 10th Feb 2010, 5:03am
Hey Gurls , I 'm 32 weeks as of today and I'm so ready, but my pelvis not ,baby either .Been very impatient to see my third child , second boy. Now I'm w8ting like you all and those so called '' Braxton Hicks '' is painful but i'm dealing w/ it .I hope I can deal w/ the pain and go natrual for the third time and for the last time for now. Well see . Congrats to you all
by kids3ds4 8th Feb 2010, 9:26am
Hi ladies,

Im 32 weeks pregnant and have loved every bit of it...although really looking forward to meeting this little baby who makes him/herself very well-known...so active!!
I've been reading that quite a few of you are suffering with cramps. Drinking lots of water, cutting out salt and doing gentle excercise really helps with this...like yoga. One of these things usually help, but doing all of them is best for you and baby.

I'm really into holistic and natural birthing, i.e. using meditation and music as pain relief, having a waterbirth and doing a moon period with baby, and daddy after baby is born...is anyone else going along these lines??

Yes...also started to have period like pains last night and felt stomach tightening, almost moulding around baby. Sounds like Braxton Hicks?!

by buddhalight 27th Jan 2010, 9:34am
Am 32 week and my bump is not that big, should i need to worry
by Serwak 3rd Dec 2009, 9:30am
hai
this is my 32nd week of pregnency.my baby movements are mild,should i need to worry?
by akarshana 30th Nov 2009, 10:14am
m 32 weeks and am constantly itchy. I have breakout of tiny pimples all over my hands and legs,my doc says its an allergy of some sort. Is anyone else having the same problem,and if so,what are you using to make the itching go away.
by anjani 26th May 2009, 12:45pm
Im 32 weeks and am constantly itchy. I have breakout of tiny pimples all over my hands and legs,my doc says its an allergy of some sort. Is anyone else having the same problem,and if so,what are you using to make the itching go away.
by AnneA 3rd Apr 2009, 9:08am
BAMBI76 - Try having a bitter lemon or tonic water - without the gin!!!. It worked for me through both my pregnancies. Something to do with the quinine. Hope that this helps.
by twinklyshinystar 30th Mar 2009, 9:39am
hi im 32 weeks preggers with my 3rd baby and im having terrible pains in my left hip especially when in bed at night anyone out there got any advice for poor tired old me??
by bambi76 26th Mar 2009, 9:33am
hi im 32 weeks pregnant with my second child and finding it totally diferent to the first time round. recently ive been getting cramps in my lower abdomen and upper thighs i have also had slight blurred vision for the past couple of days. does anyone have any advise or am i just a bit paranoid because my first pregnancy went so smoothly?
by sarah1308 16th Mar 2009, 9:19am
Hi
im alson 32 weeks pregnant and getting very anxious now about the birth i have had a fantastic pregnancy up till 2days date just very tired at the mo...Sleep is difficult as need to empty my bladder constantly. I had a scan last week cuz midwife thought baby was too big but turned out to be a false alarm. Dreading the delivery and pain. got antinatal classes from next week hope they put my mind at rest. Even husband doesnt know how to help when I get cramps,trying to rest regularly. trying to work through to easter as I have a sitdown job but sometimes get cramp and cant get of the chair cuz of hips locking. awful feeling but need sum advice on how to stop stressing over the tinyest thing????
Samina
by beenzo1 9th Mar 2009, 9:26am
hi
am 32 weeks and i am sooo hot all the time and my legs are swelling every evening!!!!i can not wait to give birth now as i really have enough of beeing sooo unconfortable!!!
baby is head down now but it is only since few days...so dont wory too much they change position whenever.as well my baby seems very low...
does anybody have perriods cramps lately???me almost every day...is it what braxton hicks contractions are suppose to be like????
by CeliDa2009 2nd Mar 2009, 9:25am
if my son was born just now as i went into labour but they stopped it would he be alrite i have had the 2 jags for his lungs
by josiedonald 10th Oct 2008, 9:08am
Hi
I'm sure I've read its nothing to worry about at this stage as the baby can go head down jus hours before the birth, although I've also heard that u may be offered EVC, where they manually try and turn baby, at your hospital. I think this gets offered at about 36 or 37 weeks, I'm not positive on those dates tho
by nayz 1st Sep 2008, 8:52am
Cant wait to have my baby now .... Ive had a horrible pregnancy :(:(
and now im suffering with backache, nausea, cramping pains in my pelvis and bottom of my belly and diarrhoea.....:(:(:(
by Squeeze08 19th Aug 2008, 8:39am
hello
im 32 weeks pregnant and getting very anxious now about the birth i have had a fantastic pregnancy up till 2days date just very tired at the mo...
i am Rh neg and just wondering the doctors have only done a follow up on my bloods last week to check for antibodies, have any1 else experienced this???
by Tonto 4th Aug 2008, 9:06am
i am 32 weeks and my baby has not yet went into possition is this any thing to worry about??
by AskBaby10891 17th Apr 2007, 9:36am

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