36 Weeks Pregnant

How is Your Baby Growing at 36 Weeks?

At 36 weeks, your baby will be kicking and elbowing you at all times of the day. They’ll be doing somersaults and full-body rolls.

 

Their lungs are now fully formed, meaning your baby would be able to breathe independently if they were born any time from this point onwards.

 

The vernix and lanugo are beginning to disappear now. As they break down, your baby will swallow some of these substances in the amniotic fluid, eventually forming their first bowel movement after birth, called meconium.

 week 36 foetus

How Big is Your Baby at 36 Weeks?

At week 36, your baby is 48 cm (about the size of a romaine lettuce) and weighs 2.7 kg.

 

What Happens at 36 Weeks?

The Braxton Hicks contractions will be in full force by week 36 as your body prepares for birth. Your baby will be facing downwards, ready to move out of the birth canal during labour.

 

What Symptoms Will You Have at 36 Weeks?

At 36 weeks, you may still be feeling extremely tired but your symptoms shouldn’t be any worse than those that you have been experiencing over the past few weeks.