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 little

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.

Go back to the complete list of Pregnancy week-by-week updates.

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