Pregnancy week 35 marks the end of the ninth month and the beginning of the tenth month of pregnancy. Your baby should be close to full-term and is almost ready to be born. By this time, the baby is starting to get ready to leave the comfort and safety of your womb.
The baby should be around 5 pounds and almost 19 inches long. As you approach the end of your pregnancy, you may be feeling more tired, due to the extra weight of the baby. Braxton Hicks contractions should be more frequent, giving your uterus practice for the big day.
At this stage, your baby’s lungs should be fully developed and will be continuing to grow and mature until he or she is born. His or her brain and nervous system are also continuing to develop, as the baby is learning and developing memories.
The bones of your baby’s skeleton should also be almost completely formed. The baby should now be in the head-down position (known as cephalic presentation) in preparation for delivery.
Week 35 is a very important time in your pregnancy. It is important to be aware of the signs of labor and make sure to call your doctor or midwife if you experience any serious pain or concerns. With only a few more weeks left until delivery, make sure to take care of yourself and enjoy this special time!