Pregnancy Week 32

Your 32th Week of Pregnancy - The Third Trimester



Your Baby - 32 Weeks Pregnant

Pregnancy Week 32 Your baby sleeps approximately 90 to 95 percent of the day now. His skin has become thicker and he continues to become more of a pinkish color. Your baby's movements will peak this week. From now on they will change in quantity and quality. Most of the wrinkles are disappearing from your baby's face, and there may be a lot of hair on his head. The weight gain has been fairly incredible recently. Your baby is now almost 4 pounds and is 17 inches long.

Babies Online member Renee H submitted this 4D ultrasound profile picture of her son Trystan at 32 weeks gestation. You can clearly see all of his hair, his eyes, nose, mouth and his squishy puffy cheeks! "This is probably one of the best ultrasounds I've had."

This time next year you will have a 44 week old baby!

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Your Body

Pregnancy Week 32 The discomforts of pregnancy may be wearing you down. Remember to rest as much as you can. There are many things you can do to help relieve some of these discomforts such as massage, relaxation techniques, stretching, exercise, proper posture and a healthy, balanced diet. Be sure not to take any sort of pain medication - even over the counter remedies such as Tylenol or Advil - without first discussing it with your doctor.

You may be wondering about what the birthing process will truly be like. Depending upon whom you ask, you may find yourself with varying examples. According to reports and research, approximately ten percent of women will report that labor is truly painful, while another ten percent will report no pain at all. Everyone else is somewhere in the middle of this spectrum. Your experience will differ from others as you may have a different pain threshold, and may choose to use or not to use any type of medications during birth. There are many factors that can affect the amount of pain you will experience during birth.

Your body is producing a hormone called relaxin. This hormone is responsible for loosening or relaxing the pelvis, making it more mobile during delivery. You may feel the effects of this hormone in your legs as you experience waddling. Don't worry; this is only temporary. And when it comes time to give birth, you will be very grateful it's there.

Your fundus is approximately four inches above your navel.

Photo submitted by Babies Online member Jessica H. of Parker, CO: "32 weeks pregnant with triplet girls. I ended up going into labor and delivering by c-section the next day! Nora Cate, Adelyn Sophia, and Emma Grace entered the world at 32 weeks on 5/13/09. All are doing great!"


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Your pregnancy is determined from the date of last menstral period, not date of conception. Each pregnancy, expectant mother, and unborn child is different. Your pregnancy may not progress the same as the information found here. The information here is based on the average pregnancy. It is not meant to be a replacement for any advice your may recieve from your doctor. If you have any concerns about your pregnancy, we advise you to contact your doctor.
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