Pregnancy week 36
(Sparx Media)

How's the foetus during week 36?

Picking up fat
Your baby is about 47.4cm in length and weighs 2,6kg- as long as a head of Swiss chard.
• Your baby has expanded to a thousand times her original size.
• Fat is dimpling on the elbows and knees and creases have formed in her neck and wrists.
• Her kidneys are fully developed and her liver can process some waste products.

What's with my body: Time to slow down a liittle

• You will probably have to run to the loo more often because of increased pressure on your bladder.
• You may notice a strange feeling in your vagina when the baby's head moves against the pelvic floor.
• It is time to slow down. Very few babies arrive on their due date, anything from 38-42 weeks is considered normal, with about 80% arriving within ten days of their due date.

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