Pregnancy week 35

Pregancy information: week 35 of being pregnant - The placenta has reached maturity, has stopped growing, and now begins to age.

You are probably feeling pretty tired and cumbersome by now. You may be feeling anxious or irritable and have mood swings again. You may also feel a heavy dragging feeling in your pelvis, as the weight of your baby bears down. You may be experiencing vivid and unsettling dreams, which is your mind's way of adapting to an approaching life change. A watery fluid may start leaking from your breast. This is colostrum and is the first breast milk you produce, usually after the birth.

Sometimes, particularly in second and subsequent pregnancies, it's produced several weeks before labour. You may find that pressure from the baby's head causes you to leak a tiny amount of urine. Your baby can by now recognise and react to simple songs. Try singing a nursery rhyme to see if it affects her. If your bump aches you could be straining the ligaments that support the uterus. Avoid lifting and standing for long periods and you could try using a support belt.

Your baby

Your baby has spent the last two weeks growing in preparation for birth. Your baby responds very strongly to pain, light and sound. The volume of amniotic fluid shrinks as she fills almost all the space in your womb. The placenta has reached maturity, has stopped growing, and now begins to age. At birth it will weigh about one sixth of your baby's weight.

Your baby's intestine fills with a dark green, sticky substance called meconium (made of dead cells and waste from the liver and bowel). She may pass this during labour if she becomes distressed. Her lungs are fully formed but still need to mature.

Your baby's skin is becoming less transparent and more pink rather than red. Toes and fingernails are now fully grown. She produces cortisol to help the lungs develop in preparation for birth. A boy's testicles will drop into the scrotum and a girl's breasts and sexual organs may be swollen by hormones. They will shrink after the birth. Your baby will be gaining 1oz a day now.

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hi lynnlynet!! it sounds like you definetly have pubic symposis dysfunction. its caused by pain and seperation in your pubic causes pain when standing on one leg,walking, climbing stairs ect but is espeacially excrutiating when lying in bed and getiing walking after a nights sleep.its as if your hips are jammed.ive had this since 28 weeks and have also stopped work at 33 weeks.i now have a girdle and really need to go to your do or physio to learn what not to do - which is basically everything!! it can also complicate labour so its important that its in your notes.good luck and i hope this has helped.xx
by linzmatava 7th Sep 2011, 10:20am
am 35week pregnant wit my third baby. Cant wait to hold my cute angel. Am so glad its a girl this time. The boys have made me go thru a lot. I wee each time i sneeze and my tummy cant digest anything from 6pm in the evening. Is this normal? Omoh
by Omoh 18th Aug 2011, 5:04pm
I am 35 weeks pregnant today, ok, baby kicks all the time. But if I sleep my hip does not function when I wake up. Getting up is a massive job, painful and sometimes impossible. When I finally get up, I can't walk for about 5-10 minutes! My pelvic bones are also aching, too painful. If I sit for long I can't get up. When I lie down I get breathlessness. I'm epileptic, so far I have had 2 major seizures but the scan showed nothing broken, baby is fine. All my previous pregnancies were simple, no morning sickness, nor dizziness, I usually stay at work up to 37 weeks with no effort. This time, I stopped working at 33 weeks. Has anyone ever had a hip problem in pregnancy. I'm worried I might be developing osteoporosis! Please help
by lynnlynet 3rd Aug 2011, 9:22am
I.m 35 weeks pregnant today and still loving it. On my third baby, another boy and looking forward to meeting him but also enjoying the pregnancy experience. We don't plan on any more after tthis one so I'm trying to enjoy every minute of it still. Still working, got 2 more weeks ot go, feeling very heavy and very tired but doing fine. Baby been kicking lots tonight - love that feeling, bless him. Would love to hear from other mums either in similar situation to me or not, just nice to chat and find out new things and make new friends. xx
by Kate34 13th Jul 2011, 10:05am
What do I do during the 3 stages of labour
by kemko 31st Dec 2010, 5:25pm
I am 35 weeks pregnant today and have notice my bump is lower. So I am wondering if my baby has engaged. I cannot bear this hot weather which is making me very tired. But I can't complain as I have been very healthy throughout. This will be my second baby, the first was born ten years ago, so it feels like my first again! Forgotten everything. What I DO know is different is I sometime accidently wee a little if I cough and sneeze. Hope that sorts itself out after the birth!
by aaliyahsmum 11th Jun 2010, 5:16pm
I just truned 35 weeks i am pregnant with my second child my second girl my belly has droped and i been feeling "uncomfortable feeling" in THAT area dont know whats going on but i guess the baby is getting ready im really excited' and tired of being pregnant "fat with a purpose" i'm not done shopping but i have what i need if she comes early brackston hicks "excuse my spelling" is going and coming but nothing serious i guess it's 35 down and 5 more to go ......{ Apirl 22nd }
by 409eveLyn 14th May 2010, 5:19pm
feeling unbearably heavy, breathless
by irdain 24th Nov 2009, 10:41am
My 2nd child was born at 35 weeks. Yes she was small, and couldn't keep her temp up but other than that she was perfectly healthy. She's now a very bright and happy 5 year old. I am now 27 weeks pregnant with my 3rd and although my 2nd was early but healthly, I would like to go over the 35 week mark this time!!!!
by Abbi84uk 22nd Jul 2009, 9:36am
15 days ago at 33 weeks my water broke the doctors stopped the labor and i have been in the hospital ever sense i will be 35 weeks in 3 days and i think they are finaly going to induce me, for the most part i feel my baby will be healthy even though he is early he has alot of movement his AFI is still at 7cm he weighs 5.9 right now they have given me the steroids to develop his lungs, but i am still worried because he is early. was wondering if anyone out there has been through this and if they have any advise for me.
by ambirdie 6th May 2009, 9:17am
Hi I am 35 now , got itching and the LFT shows bad result and there may be OC. I am worried as this condition is not good for baby, sometime still birth , I am not getting any contraction yet , can anyone share the experience. I am worried.
by RituAbs 5th May 2009, 12:15pm
hi, i am 35 weeks, doctor said that my tummy is small so he ask me to do scan, during scan lad said baby is 1.9 kg, this is less weight, and also baby is in breech position, so i am worried, and this is my first pregnancy, can anybody help me, does anybody is in this type of situation?
by cladani 2nd Apr 2009, 9:07am
hi itaylor this is my third pregnancy and my baby's head was fully engaged at 32 weeks im now 35 weeks and nothing has happened so i wouldnt worry too much just think of it as the further down the head is by the time u go into labour the less you have to push lol good luck and i hope everything goes smoothly for you .
by ky22 27th Oct 2008, 9:00am
i am 35 weeks my 1st baby was born prematurely at 35 weeks i have had some signs of labour my babys head is now 3/5 in the pelvis how long would you say it will be before i give birth i am nervous incase my baby is premature
by ltaylor 29th Oct 2007, 8:37am
Hi all, I am new to this site. I am on my third pregnancy. I have two boys and I am expecting my first baby girl in Aug. With both of my boy's I was late going into labour. With my last pregnancy my waters were broken to begin labour as I went over the 42 week period. Is it likely that this will happen again? Is there a pattern or no way of telling whether this baby will be early, on time or late?
by Zo3 9th Jul 2007, 4:18pm