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 first breath in the outside world.
You may still be experiencing some back pain and heart burn due to the weight of the baby and the pressure of your growing belly.Your belly is probably protruding quite far in front of you and your feet may have disappeared from view. Be careful when you are walking if you can’t see your feet as you may be more at risk of tripping and falling. Bending over can become difficult around now as your bump will get in the way. You may need to practice squatting down to pick things up – remember to keep your back straight so you don’t aggravate any back problems.
This is a good week to pack your bag for the hospital just in case something unexpected happens. It’s a good idea to plan an alternative route to the hospital and a backup person to take you in case your partner is unavailable.
If you aren’t already doing them, it’s a good idea to get into a routine with your pelvic floor exercises. Your pelvic floor muscles support your pelvic region and pregnancy can put a lot of pressure on them which can lead to incontinence later in life. Starting now can help you avoid future issues and help your recovery after birth.