Thirty Two Weeks Pregnant

Fetus in the 32nd week of pregnancy

Taking up a lot of room in your uterus, your baby is about the size of a large jicama. You are gaining close to one pound every week at this point. Your baby will gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next seven weeks and she is preparing for survival outside the womb. At this point some babies already have real hair or peach fuzz, Their toenails, fingernails are also coming together.

Your blood volume has increased 40 to 50 percent to accommodate your and your baby's growing needs. If you are experiencing shortness of breath or hearth burn, it maybe because your uterus is pushing up near your diaphragm and this is crowding your stomach.

If you are not already doing so, try to sleep propped up with pillows and eating smaller meals more often may help relieve some of your discomfort. If you start having back pain, notify your doctor or midwife right away. This could be a sign of preterm labor. Your growing uterus and normal changes may also be to blame but better safe then too late.