Week 36 of pregnancy

36 weeks pregnant

The mother will be tremendously upset this week, while the baby begins its descent towards the exit of the uterus.

The baby

With each contraction, the baby will lower and fit more and more into the pelvis. In addition, it will begin to tilt the head to both sides to make a hole in the neck of the womb.

Sometimes, the baby does not have the head in the pelvis, but has the feet. If it is located like this in this week, it is already considered that the birth will be breech. Breech delivery is somewhat more complex through the natural vaginal route and has more complications, so it is almost always preferred to perform a cesarean section in these cases, which is safer. On other occasions, although much rarer, the baby is on his side, with his feet and head at the same height, which makes it essential that the delivery be by cesarean section.

Babies who are already in the 36th week of pregnancy vary a lot in length and weight, but they usually reach 48 centimeters in length and almost reach 3 kilograms of weight.


If in the previous weeks the mother was already uncomfortable, now the pregnancy is really annoying and the mother will want the moment of delivery to arrive as soon as possible, and thus be able to see her baby’s face.

The neck of the uterus will decrease, continues to shrink, and hormonal changes continue to favor muscles and tendons and ligaments, internal and external, reach the necessary elasticity at the time of delivery.

Tests in week 36 of pregnancy

It is important to be alert to any sign or symptom that indicates that the mother has contracted a new disease. Even with a simple cold you should go to the doctor to provide the most appropriate medication at this time of pregnancy.

It is in these days when the tests of HIV, syphilis and hepatitis C must be repeated, if the mother has lived at risk in recent months. If you test positive, you have to choose the safest treatment option for the mother and baby, as well as the method of delivery that involves less risk for both, which is usually cesarean section.