34 Weeks Pregnant

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34 Weeks of Pregnancy

Your baby at 34 weeks

Your baby is the size of a large melon.

Making the drop

If your baby is a boy, his testicles are now descending into his scrotum. If your infant's scrotum seems large right after birth, don't worry: the swelling is due to extra fluid and will go down in a week or so.

Your baby

  • weigh about 2.2 to 2.3 kg (4.7 to 5 lb)
  • and is 39.4 to 41.9 cm (15.5 to 16 inches) long
  • is the size of a large melon

You're probably pretty good at guessing which body part (foot? elbow? arm?) is protruding at 34th week of pregnancy.

Colour of Baby's Eyes

At the moment, your little one's eyes are blue. The pigmentation process in the iris won't be complete until your little one’s eyes have been exposed to light for several weeks after birth.

Your pregnancy at 34 weeks

Is it show time?

With only a few weeks to go, it's a good idea to familiarise yourself with the signs of labour. The most common 8 month pregnancy symptoms are:
  • regular contractions that occur at increasingly short intervals. Also find out early symptoms of labour here.
  • lower-back pain accompanied by menstrual-like cramps
  • your water “breaking” (rupturing of the amniotic sac)
  • blood-tinged discharge (indicating that your cervix has started dilating).

You may have signs of labour days or even weeks before you actually give birth. If you experience any of these, call your healthcare provider immediately.

Discussing Birthing Methods & Finalising Birth Plan

You've probably discussed your wishes with your healthcare provider, your partner and the family members you'd like present at the birth. Now is a great time to review your preferences again with your doctor or midwife to refresh his or her memory and make sure you're both still on the same page at 34th week of pregnancy.

Did you know?

Your baby’s weight gain will start to slow down in the last weeks of pregnancy. If a newborn baby continued to grow at this same rate, your little one would weigh 90.7 kg (200 lb) by his or her first birthday!

Want to know more about your upcoming week? Find out what to expect during 35th week of pregnancy for you and your baby here.

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