Baby at 35 Weeks of Pregnancy

Submitted by Nic on January 24, 2012

A pregnancy is an eventful 40 week long term with each week bringing further development in the little baby. At 35 weeks pregnant, it would be advisable to have all your baby supplies stocked up, the nursery in order and a name for your baby ready. This is advisable as moving around comfortably with a growing tummy would definitely be more difficult with each passing day. Around this time, the belly falls lower as the baby turns around, into an upside-down position, in anticipation of childbirth. This makes movement more difficult. A baby at 35 weeks pregnant is completely formed and looks exactly...

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...like a baby after birth, though a little smaller than a baby born at full term.

During this period of the pregnancy, the baby continues to put on more weight while the lungs and other organs become stronger with each passing day. Baby movements at 35 weeks pregnant continue with the expectant mother finding her tummy resembling a football field. However, as the days pass and the baby grows further, movement for the baby becomes more difficult due to the restricted space available.

The average weight of baby at 35 weeks pregnant is approximately five and a quarter pounds or a little over two and a half kilograms. However, since every baby grows at its own pace, your baby’s weight could vary considerably from these averages. Hence, there is no need to get alarmed if your ultrasound report states that your baby is lighter or heavier. When measured from crown to heel, a baby at this stage would probably measure a little over eighteen inches or forty two centimeters. Your doctor will tell you if the size of your baby at 35 weeks pregnant is fine or if there is need to be anxious as the height and weight of a baby depend on a variety of factors, mainly the stature of both parents.

Women who go into labor early commonly ask – “Will my baby at 35 weeks pregnant be fit to face the world?” Having a baby at 35 weeks pregnant can bring about a considerable amount of anxiety. However, almost all babies born at this phase cope very well as they are completely formed and the last few weeks of pregnancy mainly revolve around weight gain. In some cases, babies born during the 35th week of pregnancy may need minor medical assistance before they are capable of facing the world without any complications.

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