Pregnancy week 34

Pregnancy guide: week 34 of being pregnant - If you haven't made a birth plan, you should discuss it with your midwife soon.

Your lungs are being squashed by your baby and you may feel a little breathless. If you move around a lot or press gently on your bump, you may wake your baby. You should be given a chance to look around the local maternity ward, during the next week or two, ask your midwife for details. If you haven't made a birth plan, you should discuss it with your midwife soon.

Your baby

Your baby weighs around 5lb. Your baby can blink and her eyes will be open if she is awake. The lanugo hair and vernix covering the baby are beginning to disappear. Your baby spends 60 per cent of the last trimester of pregnancy dreaming.

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well my little girl is rite up in my ribs and it really hurts but hey it will be worth it at the end x
by xxtashaxx19 14th May 2010, 5:39pm
Im 35 weeks tomorrow, and keep getting stabbing pains in my groin. Is this normal? I think that ive been having braxton hicks too - my tummy goes really hard and its not painful, just uncomfortable. Often when Ive been on my feet for too long. Have been having lots of problems finding comfortable positions to sleep in, which often results in not getting any sleep lol Really really excited though, overnight bags are packed and its just a case of waiting now :) good luck to've got this far, not too long to go now !!! x
by heatherberry 24th Aug 2009, 9:09am
I was induced with my, now 7 year old, boy at 32 weeks.
I had severe pre eclampsia, and It was a very difficult labour resulting in 2 big German midwives forcibly squashing my stomuch to help him out! Great fun! But he was absolutely fine, weighed in at 4lb 5oz, and didnt even need to go to SCBU. :-)

Im pregnant again, now at 34 weeks, Im being closely monitored and have had the steroid injections as, again, my obstetrician thinks the baby may put in an early show (either voluntarily or through necessity!)....damn my useless cervix and pre ecamptic tendencies!:-)

If the babies already engaged it doesnt necessarily mean itll come early, its very common especially in first pregnancies.
by rahjay 6th Aug 2009, 9:35am
i had my last baby at 35 weeks and am 34 weeks into my second pregnncy dont worry this is an ok time for babies to b born try not to worry , my first baby weighed 5lb 80z and the say this baby is 5lb at 34 weeks so try not to worry ( its hard though !!)
by alixl 2nd Jul 2009, 9:31am
just been informed today - my baby is breech! they're talking about booking me in for a c-section - but surely ive got plenty of time for baby to change position?
by lu11abell 20th May 2009, 9:11am
My daughter in law is 6 weeks of having her baby and the midwife has told her the babieshead is 3/5th engaged please could you tell me what that means.
by michelehenry822 19th May 2009, 12:00pm
34 weeks today seen the midwife babies head is engaged does this mean ill give birth early any1 no
by Sammarsh 3rd Mar 2009, 9:20am
I was induced at 36 weeks its fine everything turned out great so dont worry, has any one developed a rash ive had this since i was about 20 weeks
by Noram 8th Oct 2008, 9:05am
I'm being induced at 34 weeks due to pre-eclampsia and small baby - I'm terrified. Has anyone else experienced this and how did things turn out.
by ann18 5th Oct 2007, 8:41am
ive been told i may be having to be induced soon has any1 had there babies this early? im scared as im only 34 weeks
by bubble80 9th Jul 2007, 8:49am