Your baby doesn’t have much room to maneuver now that its over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (about the size of a honeydew melon).
Your baby isn’t likely to be doing somersaults anymore because it’s so snug in your womb. But the number of times your baby kicks should remain about the same. Your baby’s kidneys are fully developed now, and her liver can process some waste products. Most of her basic physical development is now complete – your baby will spend the next few weeks putting on weight.
- Heartburn or indigestion
- Occasional headaches
- Varicose veins
- Bleeding gums
- Skin changes
- Increasing clumsiness
- Braxton Hicks contractions
- If your head is throbbing non-stop, you feel very bloated, or you’ve got blurred vision, see your doctor right away. You could have preeclampsia.
- Take naps when you need them, and go to bed early if you can.
Makchic Fun Tip!
Before baby arrives, prepare a few meals such as casseroles and stews. Freeze them, and they’ll be ready to pop in the oven when you need a quick dinner.