Week 35 of Pregnancy - FamilyEducation

Third Trimester

Your 35th Week

Try to stay active, even though you may be waddling by now.
Getting exercise is probably the last thing you want to do, but it's worth the effort. The more you move, the more energy you will gain. Gentle exercise will also help relieve some of the aches and twinges of late pregnancy. The baby's movements may change as he has less room to move around. Instead of kicks, he may be shuffling around. He's busy, though, practicing for the outside world, teaching himself to suckle and focus his vision.
1. The baby has less room to maneuver and will have periods when he is very quiet, but you will feel some movements every day, and he can still manage some strong kicks.
2. By practicing suckling movements, the baby is teaching himself how to feed when he is born.
3. At 35 weeks the average crown to heel length is 17.2 in (43.7 cm) and the average weight is 4.2 lb (1.9 kg).
4. The pupils of the eyes now dilate in response to light filtering into the uterus.
5. The lungs are filled with fluid which will disappear when the baby takes his first breath.
The baby has less room to maneuver and will have periods when he is very quietBy practicing suckling movementsAt 35 weeks the average crown to heel length is 17.2 inThe pupils of the eyes now dialteThe lungs are filled with fluid

Pregnancy Day by Day

By Consultant Editor, Paula Amato, MD

Excerpted from Pregnancy Day by Day.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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