Third Trimester

Week 29 Of Your Pregnancy

By now all of your baby's bones are developed but they are still soft and flexible. You are likely to feel more pushes kicks and rolls then ever. With every week your baby's lungs get stronger and more ready to take their...

Week 30 Of Your Pregnancy

By now all of your baby's bones are developed but they are still soft and flexible. You are likely to feel more pushes kicks and rolls then ever. With every week your baby's lungs get stronger and more ready to take their...

Week 31 Of Your Pregnancy

Your baby's eyes become sensitive and he or she may need to close them while sleeping. Your baby is developing regular sleep/wake cycles (probably the reverse of yours). It is very common for babies to give a sharp kick when...

Week 32 Of Your Pregnancy

If your baby is born premature at this stage it has a good chance of survival. In tertiary (high level) care centres, the survival rates for babies born at 32 to 33 weeks are very high. By this week all of your baby's organs...

Week 33 Of Your Pregnancy

Your baby's eyes become sensitive and he or she may need to close them while sleeping in your womb. Your baby is developing regular sleep/wake cycles. It is very common for baby's to give a sharp kick when they wake up from...

Week 34 Of Your Pregnancy

Your baby may now be as long as 44 centimetres from head to toe and weigh around 2.25 kilos. This week, the protective vernix (that white, waxy coating that protects the baby's skin) begins to thicken. Your baby will likely...

Week 35 Of Your Pregnancy

Your baby should weigh at least 2 kilos by now. Everything should be in place and functioning, all your baby has to do now is put on some weight. 97% of babies are positioned head down and ready for delivery. If your baby is...

Week 36 Of Your Pregnancy

Your baby's face is starting to fatten up although he or she probably won't come out with chubby cheeks yet. Your baby has pretty much perfected his or her sucking technique in preparation for breastfeeding. CHANGES TO YOUR...

Week 37 Of Your Pregnancy

Your baby is fully developed and it is just a matter of time before he or she arrives into the world. Nobody knows exactly what triggers labour but when your baby is ready to emerge your body starts releasing chemicals called...

Week 38 Of Your Pregnancy

Your baby will continue putting on fat and getting stronger in your belly until he or she is ready to come out. CHANGES TO YOUR BODY: If a natural birth seems like it might be risky, you may be advised to have an elective...

Week 39 Of Your Pregnancy

At 39 weeks your baby probably weighs between three and four kilos and may measure 40 to 48 centimtres when stretched out from head to toe. CHANGES TO YOUR BODY: You are probably feeling very tired and possibly fed up of...

Week 40 Of Your Pregnancy

At 39 weeks your baby probably weighs between three and four kilos and may measure 40 to 48 centimtres when stretched out from head to toe. CHANGES TO YOUR BODY: You are probably feeling very tired and possibly fed up of...

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