Pregnancy Week 32

It is now 31 weeks from your last menstrual period. Your baby is now at 29 weeks gestation and is almost 11 inches long from crown to rump (14 1/2 inches from head to toe).

If your baby was born now, he or she could survive but may face respiratory distress, trouble stabilizing temperature and glucose, and feeding problems.

Many babies will be getting into position for birth, most likely with his or her head down. But if your baby is still head up (or breech), don’t worry, there is still time for him or her to turn.

Advice for Mom

Even if you are planning a home birth, it’s a good idea to make sure that you are pre-registered at the hospital or birthing center near your home. Begin working with your support person to prepare for labor. Relaxation, massage, and focus exercises can be practiced.

If you have gestational diabetes, make sure you are testing your blood sugars and stay with the diet your doctor prescribed.

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