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 are functioning except for the lungs. Your baby will also start to shed the downy hair (lanugo) that has covered his or her body for the past few months.


Your stomach may be getting squashed so eating a big meal might be difficult and you could suffer from breathlessness as your diaphragm is pushed upwards by your expanding uterus. Call your doctor or midwife immediately if you notice any signs of early labour which can include your water breaking, tightening of your uterus at regular intervals, period like cramps, vaginal bleeding and pressure in the pelvic area.


If you are still working you will probably be feeling the strain. Consider asking your boss if you can work from home. This can help alleviate some of the physical stress that you may be experiencing.


Although your baby may be moving around in the uterus less, you should still feel something at least every couple of hours. If your baby is very quiet for more than two hours call your doctor or midwife.


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