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Week 34 of Pregnancy

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Your 34th Week

Your baby is almost fully equipped for the outside world.
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34 week fetus in uterus
1. The fundus, or top of the uterus, is high in your abdomen and the pressure under your ribs may make it impossible for you to enjoy a full meal without discomfort.
2. Your baby's gut would be able to process food if she were to be born this week. All the digestive enzymes are now active.
3. At 34 weeks the average crown to heel length is 16.7 in (42.4 cm) and the average weight is 3.7 lb (1.7 kg).
4. The position of the baby is unlikely to change between now and the birth if this is your first pregnancy.
5. The amount of amniotic fluid surrounding the baby varies in individual pregnancies. At this stage, the fluid has reached its maximum level.
The fundus, or top of the uterusYour baby's gut would be able to process foodAt 34 weeks the average crown to heel length is 16.7 inThe position of the baby is unlikely to changeThe amount of amniotic fluid surrounding the baby
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