35 weeks pregnant: doubts? All you need to know!

These 8 months as a pregnant woman just flew by, right? The baby has acquired considerable proportions and occupies almost the entire volume of the uterus. You can feel your uterine muscle tissue movements and contractions. The mother will notice some effects related to the pressure she exerts on some of her organs. Anyway, try not to stress; the baby will show up when he or she is ready, and won’t mind if you haven’t checked out all the little details on her list. As long as you have a safe place for baby to sleep and an infant seat for the trip home, you’ve already taken care of baby’s basic needs.

35 weeks pregnant symptoms:

As you complete your eighth month, you are likely experiencing some of these 35 Weeks Pregnancy symptoms :

Frequent Need to Pee: Yes, your bladder is being pressured by the baby (or babies, if you’re 35 weeks pregnant with twins), who are likely sitting very low in your pelvis, getting ready for birth. Don’t let extra trips to the bathroom stop you from drinking plenty of water – dehydration puts premature labor at risk, so drink up.

Constipation: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: make sure you get plenty of fiber in your diet. If you’ve tried everything and are still struggling with constipation , ask your doctor if it’s okay to take a fiber supplement or stool softener.

Hips and Pelvis Pains: These pains continue – and you may even feel some new ones. While you’re dealing with discomfort, look on the bright side: it’s a sign that your body is getting ready to deliver your baby. Yes, all this pain really does have a purpose! Your ligaments are loosening so the baby can leave your womb and enter the world.

Braxton Hicks Contractions: At 35 weeks pregnant , you may have noticed an increase in the number of contractions you are having. It’s crazy how hard your belly can get! Just keep an eye on those contractions; rest when you feel them and drink lots of water.

35 weeks pregnant belly:

Growing, growing, growing. Yes, the baby and you. Now that you’ve reached 35 Weeks , your uterus has grown to about 1,000 times its original size, a number that might seem like an exaggeration to everyone else — but to you it probably feels like a million more. You can expect to gain about half a pound each week until you give birth.

35 Weeks of Gestation is a good time to review the signs of labor. You might think this is early, but about 11 percent of single moms give birth prematurely, while moms who are 35 weeks pregnant with twins are pretty much considered full-term at this point. Here are the signs you’ve started labor:

Fluid Loss: You’ll know your water has broken if you’re experiencing something that’s less like flushing and more like a stream of water. This can happen in a big gush (like in the movies) or in a slow trickle that builds up.

Painful Contractions:  If you suddenly experience pain in your tummy or back at 35 Weeks Pregnancy instead of a light squeezing, it may be time.

Regular Contractions: True contractions happen regularly and don’t stop – they get more and more frequent and more painful. Your doctor will likely tell you at what point to call him and let you know about your contractions. A good rule of thumb is to call when contractions are about 5 minutes apart for a first pregnancy. If it’s not your first time, call ahead – more like the 10-15 minute break, as second (and later) jobs tend to be much shorter.

Physical changes at 35 weeks gestation:

If your baby has been lying in the breech position until now, hopefully this week he will be upside down. This might give you some relief if the hard bony head is under your ribs. Head first, or cephalic presentation is the best possible position for your baby to be delivered.

Colostrum could be leaking from your nipples this week. You may notice that liquid has dried on your nipples when you take your bra off. Her breasts are even heavier and streaked with blue veins. Make sure it has been fitted correctly for comfortable maternity bras. This will relieve the pressure of your heavy breasts on your chest and shoulders.

The amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby is at a peak at 35 weeks of gestation and will start to decrease from now on. This fluid is known as “the waters” or liquor (pronounced likewar) and has a characteristic odor that is very different from urine. It is easy for expectant mothers to be confused if they are leaking urine or drinking at this stage of pregnancy. If you have any doubts that your membranes may have ruptured, consult your obstetrician. They will be able to test the fluid and establish what it is.

Your heart may feel like it’s missing a beat or beating faster this week. Due to the displacement of your large blood vessels and the load on your heart, palpitations are very common. If you develop chest pain or breathing problems, check with your doctor.

Other symptoms that occur at 35 Weeks of Pregnancy  are a change in the way you walk. As you approach the time of birth, some areas of your body are enlarged like the pelvis to make room for the baby to be born. That’s why this happens when the change in your way of walking, you can feel like you’re falling or you walk too swaying.

Finally, something you will notice from now on is adaptation, that is, the fetus is placed little by little in the pelvic area. He is getting ready to be born!

Preparing for Breastfeeding at 35 Weeks of Pregnancy:

From this month onwards, it is likely that the areola will increase in size, as these glands during lactation secrete an oily substance to protect the nipple from infection during breastfeeding, while lubricating them.

It can also happen that the nipples retract, in which case they can be massaged with the index and thumb fingers to get them back to their normal state. Inside the breasts you will be releasing the production of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone that stimulate the system to make breastfeeding possible.

In turn, the glandular tissue will enlarge and the mammary duct network will grow due to the action of pregnancy hormones. The entire breast system will be prepared so that when the time comes it will be up and running and the mother can feed her child.

Baby changes:

Intense brain growth is taking place for your baby in these 35 Weeks of Pregnancy . The neurons and early connections in your brain are developing further so that, at birth, they are perfectly prepared to receive stimuli. Remember to eat all foods rich in DHA and Omega 3 , which will help support your baby’s brain growth. Oily fish like salmon, sardines and tuna are good sources.
Your baby will still be gaining about 450 grams this week, establishing fat cells that will help insulate him when he is born. Most babies lose weight within the first week after birth, as a result of using more energy. By two weeks after birth, most have regained their birth weight or are on their way.

Your baby is about 50 centimeters this week. The energy they are putting into expanding their length will now be redirected towards their weight gain. There won’t be much increase in their length beyond a few inches in the last few weeks until they are born.

Your kidneys are now fully developed and your liver is also starting to function.

Most of your basic physical development is now complete. In the next few weeks he will be dedicated to gaining weight.

Your baby’s rolling movements will be less intense now. There just isn’t room to move around as easily as it was a few weeks ago. If you feel that there is a change in your baby’s movement patterns or if your baby becomes unusually quiet, consult your obstetrician. You are the best judge when it comes to knowing your baby’s activity, so never feel like you’re not taken seriously.


Now yes, you have entered the final stretch of your pregnancy and you must take better care than ever to continue giving your baby the health he deserves. If in the first two trimesters you did the exercise that we recommend (walking 30 minutes a day), these weeks you could continue with the sport a little longer. However, if you have led a sedentary life, it will cost you back and muscle pain.

On the other hand, nutrition for fetal development is essential, as well as neglecting harmful substances (caffeine, alcohol, tobacco…). We’re sure you’ve been a responsible mom and all is going well for your tummy.

Control at 35 weeks of gestation:

At 35 weeks of gestation , all pregnant women receive a vaginal culture. It consists of taking a sample with a cotton swab in the vagina and anus to rule out the presence of the Streptococcus agalactiae germ. This bacteria can be part of the vaginal flora in women and does not cause any type of infection or symptoms, but if present at the time of delivery, it can cause a potentially serious generalized infection (sepsis) in the newborn. In women, carriers of the germ-line antibiotic will be given during childbirth to prevent the bacteria from passing through to the newborn. In some cases, the determination of this culture is advanced, for example, when it is anticipated that the delivery may be advanced.

Between 33 and 35 weeks of gestation is also the time of the analytical third trimester, where a blood count is performed to evaluate anemia , toxoplasma serology is repeated if it was negative in the first and second trimester and coagulation tests to be able to administer epidural analgesia if the pregnant woman so wishes. It is seriously advisable to also determine the serology of the HIV virus , because if detected, the infected patient will need to start antiretroviral medication against the virus as soon as possible, in order to minimize the passage to neonatal infection and, thus, possible .

Tips for 35 weeks of pregnancy:

Have you already packed your suitcase for the clinic or hospital? Although you are still 35 weeks pregnant, it is possible that the delivery will be done a few days (or a few weeks) in advance; it is better, therefore, to have everything prepared so as not to quickly forget some things that could be useful to you.

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The stay at the clinic or hospital lasts from two to five days (in the case of cesarean section), and the hospital bag should contain enough for you and the baby in quantity for this period. Generally, clinics and hospitals provide a list of things you should bring. For example, for you: a pair of nightgowns open to the waist, a bathrobe, slippers, nursing bras, cups that absorb milk, a postpartum belt, panties, everything you need for your hygiene, etc. For the baby: diapers, clothes, and everything necessary for hygiene, etc.

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