34 Weeks (last week)

Week Thirty Four: Rapid growth continues

 

  
You are 34 weeks pregnant. 

  • Your baby now is approximately 18 inches long and weighs about 5.25 pounds.
  • Your child has now an excellent chance of survival outside the womb.
  • Fat accumulations plumps up the arms and legs this week.
  • Eyes opened when awake and closed when sleeping.
  • The fingernails are now completely formed.

Even babies born earlier than this could survive outside the womb with hospital support although the risk of complications would be high. Your baby may have already turned to a head down position in preparation for birth. The skull bones are still pretty flexible and not completely joined to help to ease exit out of the narrow birth canal. Fat accumulations plumps up the arms and legs this week. The baby’s skin is also becoming less wrinkled. Braxton Hicks contractions may be getting more numerous and stronger. Thanks to antibodies crossing the placenta the baby is developing immunities to mild infections.

More pics to come but this is a pretty good one for 34 weeks 🙂

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One Response to 34 Weeks (last week)

  1. mom says:

    You look gorgeous! I hope you had a wonderful time…looks like a perfect day! you are getting down to the wire now…so very exciting…can’t wait to meet her ;o)
    Love you!

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