Week 35 of pregnancy

35 weeks pregnant

In the 35th week of pregnancy, it is normal to be able to advance the delivery, since both the baby and the mother are prepared for it, although it is better that the baby continue to develop in the womb

The baby

The only task that remains for the baby is to grow and grow. It measures 47 centimeters and weighs about 2700 grams.

His head begins to fit in the mother’s pelvis. To do this, place your head on your side and your neck slightly flexed, as if shrunk. This way he will be ready for when the birth begins, and will advance easily through the pelvis. However, in moms who have already had a pregnancy before, the baby’s head will not fit in the pelvis until a few weeks later. This happens because the baby has more space in the wombs that have previously held other babies.

Her whole body is covered by a white fat, which is maintained after childbirth, and which makes it easier to slide between the bones and muscles of the mother during birth.

Mom

Contractions occur more frequently, without this meaning that the time of delivery is more or less close. In any case, if they are very frequent, last a long time or simply make the mother doubt, it is good that you go to your doctor to inform and explore if necessary.

The body begins to prepare for childbirth. Therefore, the cervix begins to dilate and shorten so that, when the time comes, the baby can come out through it. In addition, the joints of the pelvis gain elasticity. It is a good time to practice pelvic swinging movements and other exercises that teach in childbirth classes.

It is not so unusual for labor to go ahead at this time, so it is better to start preparing the house for the arrival of the baby.

Tests in week 35 of pregnancy

From the 35th week of pregnancy, the consultations with the obstetrician will be every 1 or 3 weeks. In them, the doctor will assess the dilation and shortening of the cervix through exploration and ultrasound. Any sign that suggests the appearance of other diseases in the mother should be assessed, to avoid problems in the delivery or that directly affect the health of the baby.