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Your baby is now considered ‘Full Term’.

Your Baby

Your baby is now the size of a blueberry measuring about 3.1cm (1.3 inches) from Head to Rump and weighs around 35g (weight of a standard chocolate bar).

The Brain experiencing rapid growth with different brain areas starting to different and lots of neural connections helping to develop more complex brain functions like learning and emotions.   The Pineal Gland is starting to form and produce Melatonin helping in regulating sleep-wake cycles.  Then there are Small Intestines starting to form finger like tiny projections called Villi which help make the small intestines better at absorbing nutrients – these intestines will also be starting to absorb materials known as Meconium and this will be the baby’s first stool after birth.

Skin

The skin is developing more into having 3 layers but at this time still is thin and transparent looking.    The Lanugo which is the soft fine hair that covers your baby’s body continues to grow and helps to keep their temperature under control by trapping a layer of air against the skin helping to protect the fetus from the amniotic fluid.

Your Body

Breasts are likely to still feel sore and tender with the continued increase in Reproductive hormones.

Common Symptoms

5 Top Tips

    1. Keep Hydrated – Aim for least 2 litres or 10 glasses of water per day
    2. Book Your Screening test – if have not already and wanting to book a screening test a good time is now
    3. Avoid sitting with your legs crossed or standing still for long periods of time
    4. Invest in some comfy maternity bras ideally those without underwire
    5. Beware of symptoms you are doing too much – Exhaustion, Feeling Faint, Dizziness

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