Ready as you’ll ever be! At 35 weeks, some moms-to-be feel like they have a ton of stuff left to do before baby’s arrival. Others can barely wait for baby to make his or her debut. Either way, try not to stress; baby will show up when he or she's ready, and won’t care if you haven’t checked every little detail off your list. As long as you’ve got a safe place for baby to sleep and an infant car seat for the ride home, you’ve already got baby’s basic needs taken care of.
How Big Is Baby at 35 Weeks?
At 35 weeks pregnant, baby is as big as a pineapple. Baby measures about 18.2 inches from head to heel. From here on out, he or she won't get much longer, but will keep plumping up. Your 35-week fetus now weighs about 5.3 pounds, and will put on a pound or more of baby fat before you meet him or her.
35 Weeks Pregnant Is How Many Months?
35 weeks pregnant is seven month and about three weeks pregnant. This is the last week of your eighth month. Just about five more weeks left!
As you wrap up your eighth month, you’re probably feeling some of these 35 weeks pregnant symptoms:
Growing, growing, growing. Yup, baby and you. Now that you’ve reached 35 weeks pregnant, your uterus has grown to about 1,000 times its original size, a number that might sound exaggerated to everyone else—but to you it probably feels more like a million. You can expect to gain about a half-pound each week until you give birth.
35 weeks pregnant is a good time to review the signs of labor. You may think this is early, but about 11 percent of singleton moms give birth prematurely, while moms who are 35 weeks pregnant with twins are just about considered full term at this point. To recap, here are the signs of actual, real deal, call-the-OB-and-grab-your-hospital-bag labor:
Unsure if any 35 weeks pregnant symptom could be a sign of labor? Always call the doc just to be safe.
Baby’s hearing is now fully developed, and your 35-week fetus responds best to high-pitched noises. If you are pregnant with a boy, you would see on a 35 weeks pregnant ultrasound that his testes have probably fully descended (bet you hadn’t thought about that one!).
This week or next, you may have a Group B Strep Test. For it, your doctor will take a swap of your vaginal area and rectum and have it tested for bacteria called Group B Strep. This bacteria is common and isn’t going to make you sick, but it could be harmful to baby if he or she is exposed to it at birth, so knowing whether you have it is important. If you do, you’ll be given antibiotics during the birth to prevent exposure, and that’s that. Easy peasy.
Reminders for the week: