35 Weeks Pregnant

35 Weeks Pregnant

week 35 foetusHow is Your Baby Growing at 35 Weeks?

Your baby is getting much larger by the time you reach 35 weeks. They are preparing to enter the big, wide world! They are curled up in the uterus due to the limited space, but will still be kicking and manoeuvring themselves.


By this point, your baby has a fully functional liver that is working to metabolize waste products.


How Big is Your Baby at 35 Weeks?

At week 35, your baby is 47 cm (about the size of a honeydew melon) and weighs 2.4 kg.


What Happens at 35 Weeks?

By now, your hospital bags should be packed and ready to grab when your waters break. Even if you plan on having a home birth, it’s important to collect all of your necessities in one place.


Your breasts may be leaking colostrum at this point. Place breast pads into your bras to clean up any leakages.


What Symptoms Will You Have at 35 Weeks?

You may start to feel sharp pains around your ribs due to the pressure of the uterus on your ribcage. You may also experience the following symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn
  • Hot flushes
  • Piles
  • Sleeping troubles
  • Swollen and bleeding gums
  • Swollen hands and feet
  • Vaginal infections