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What happens during pregnancy week 34?

Updated: Feb 23

You are faring well! Keep eating healthy, exercising and conducting stress-free activities. You can also schedule antenatal check-ups since they are helpful. Visit us at Jacaranda Maternity hospital and we’ll provide everything you need and ensure your pregnancy journey runs smoothly.

At this time, your baby bump keeps increasing in size to accommodate your growing baby. There are only 8 weeks left before you meet your unborn baby.

You might be feeling weird since your baby recently moved its head down your pelvis. Or, you might be feeling better since most of the annoying symptoms vanish during this time.

Your baby’s development

When you are 34 weeks pregnant, your baby is the size of a Cantaloupe Melon, weighing 2.1 kg. The foetus is around 45 cm long. The baby may feel as though the womb could feel crowded since it’s getting bigger by the day.

During this time, you’ll feel the baby shifting positions in your womb.

Common symptoms you’ll experience during this time

Here are the symptoms you’ll experience during week 34:

  1. Swollen breasts

  2. Your breasts will leak yellow colostrum

  3. Swollen hands and feet

  4. Cramps

  5. Braxton hicks contractions

Tips and tricks to guarantee a safe pregnancy

Below are a few tips and tricks you can keep in mind during this period:

  1. You can consume Vitamin D supplements or absorb Vitamin D through the Sun’s rays.

  2. You can do gentle exercises such as Yoga, Swimming, Walking to ensure you stay active throughout your pregnancy.

  3. You can sign up for an Antenatal class to prepare you for the birth of your child.

  4. Consume healthy foods rich in calcium, vitamin K and iron to guarantee you and your baby’s overall health.

  5. If you are feeling anxious or depressed due to the pregnancy or the insomnia isn’t allowing you to rest well throughout the night, you can visit your therapist.

You can schedule an appointment with us at Jacaranda Maternity Clinic. During the visit you’ll have your vitals and physical examination taken. The midwife will remind you about recognising early labour and when to call the hospital. Your second tetanus injection will be administered.

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