At 32 weeks pregnant, as the size of your baby grows, the space in uterus gradually becomes limited for her to move around freely. In the last few weeks, the baby usually lying in the head-down position and she is no more floating in the amniotic fluid. If your are told by your midwife that the baby has not yet taken the head-down position, then you may need to encourage her to take this position through different exercises or techniques. There is nothing to worry as she will take final position in the coming weeks.
Development in 32nd Week Pregnancy
The hearing sense of your baby is matured. She is aware of the constant sounds around her such as ripples of digestive system, heartbeat, rushing of blood via umbilical cord etc.
The babies are become so used to these noises that even after they are born, they don’t require a quiet environment for sound sleep. The surfactant is continued to be released by the lining in the air sacs. If your baby is born prematurely at this stage, she won’t be able to survive without ventilator.
Appearance in 32nd Week Pregnancy
Your baby is still not very strong. Her muscles, joints and organs are still maturing. As fat deposits continue to accumulate under her skin, few creases appear on her thighs and arms. The hair on her head continues to grow. The small, tiny patches of fluffy, downy lanugo are still there around her shoulder, neck and on arms.
Movement in 32nd Week Pregnancy
At 32 weeks pregnant, majority of the babies take the head-down position, but there is also a larger number of babies who still require few more weeks to turn around in the final position. Although, she doesn’t have enough space in the uterus to move around, but you can still notice her mild movements. By now you are aware of her movements and can easily tell which part your baby is moving.
Common Pregnancy Symptoms
Following pregnancy symptoms have been reported in week 31:
- Breast tenderness and fullness and darkening of areola
- Frequent/Regular Urination
- Stretch Marks and Itching
- Constipation, Indigestion and Headaches
- Round Ligament Pains
Category: 3rd Trimester of Pregnancy
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