Your Pregnancy: Week 35
With baby's head pressing squarely on your bladder, you're probably clocking some quality time in the bathroom. On a similar note, if you're finding it tough to poop, load up on the fiber. Whole grains, veggies, and dried fruits (but not all at once!) should loosen things up.
Baby's now the size of a coconut!
From now on, baby's growth is mostly in the plumping up department — though he won't get much longer, he'll put on a pound or more of baby fat before birth. (He's about 15 percent right now and will be about 30 percent by full-term.) His hearing is totally developed (tip: baby responds best to higher pitches), and if he really is a "he," his testes have probably completed their descent.
[tip] For a cheap and reusable heating pad, fill a sock with uncooked rice and pop it in the microwave for a minute. Use to soothe your aching back... neck... ankles... pubic bone...
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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Geeta K. Swamy, Duke University Medical Center OB/GYN Department