In the 34 weeks of pregnancy, you are cruising into the 8th month where you are so near to delivery. Meanwhile, your little bambino is weighing about 5 pounds similar to the bag of flour in the house. Your uterus is getting more growth like accommodating the bigger bun in the oven.
"There is one month left to go to hand your little champ in the hand"
In this period, you will go through mixed emotions when facing your delivery. Still, preparing yourself both mentally and physically is essential to strongly face the struggles. Having some prenatal visits is necessary to ensure the health of you and your baby. Remember, you successfully cross 34 weeks, 7 months, and three trimesters of your pregnancy. Now, you are there to explore the happenings that occur in the 34th week significantly.
Fetal Development at Week 34
In this stage, your baby will close the eyelids while sneezing and for some other purposes. They even properly schedule their sleep by opening and closing their eyes. The waxy and cheesy coating over the baby's skin starts demolishing where it is about to shed in a few weeks. As they are getting full growth, you can see their hands and legs moving in the wombs. This week, the baby weighs about 5 pounds and they grew up to 16 inches in length. On the other hand, the tiny fingers of the baby are witnessing nail growth for sure. Similarly to that, your weight and womb are also getting larger for the baby's convenience.
Your Body at Week 34
Now, you are getting complete growth of your uterus along with growth in the womb. The pesky pregnancy hormones are there to bring tremendous changes in your body. There are some discomforts still appearing in your digestive tract and also your ligaments in the body. In addition, there are some constant increases in the fluids behind your eyes, which makes them dry along with irritation. Wearing glasses sounds more comfortable during pregnancy than preferring contact lenses. All these things occur during hormonal changes in your body. The production of amniotic fluid is also increased when the baby is grabbing for little more food. Only a proper lifestyle and food habit helps in ensuring perfection in the health of your body.
Hormonal Changes at Week 34
Hormonal changes have some drastic changes in the 34th week of pregnancy. Still, the weight gain remains the same due to the high production of estrogen and progesterone. It even causes you certain symptoms and sometimes leads you to face stress and depression. To face these hormonal changes, you should make yourself active all the time. Doing certain exercises and consuming nutrient-rich foods helps in protecting your body from symptoms. You cannot sleep peacefully because of hormones and the baby's discomfort. You should manage all these things to ensure good health or try to get suggestions from your health care specialist.
Week 34 Pregnancy Symptoms
As said earlier, the hormonal changes are similar to other weeks in the 34th week of pregnancy. As well as the symptoms remain so common that are listed below.
1. Bloating and Gas
Bloating and gas occur due to the enlarging uterus and the gasses present inside the stomach. In addition, anxiety also remains the reason behind this bloating in your stomach.
Engaging your body with dry fruits and other nutrients rich foods helps you avoid tiredness. Sleepless nights and hormonal changes are also the reason behind this constipation.
3. Vaginal Discharge
Once after the start of pregnancy, you can ensure the vaginal discharge significantly. The increased blood flow to the pelvic area remains the reason behind this discharge.
4. Back Pain
Due to the baby's weight and the increase in the womb and uterus back pain will occur. Taking breaks often by stretching, standing, and walking helps in balancing the pain. Simply sitting for too much time will also have pain in your back.
5. Leg Cramps
Leg cramps are more common due to increased body weight. As said earlier, having proper exercises and walking regularly is the only way to get rid of cramps. You can even have hot water with salt to get away from the pain of leg cramps.
6. Shortness of Breath
Shortness of breath occurs due to the high body weight and where the baby is also breathing inside. In the last trimester, you can ensure diverse physical changes and that lies as the reason behind your shortness of breath.
Week 34 Pregnancy Checklist
A pregnancy checklist helps in relaxing your mind and body and helps you get rid of all mixed emotions. Further, it helps in ensuring your health and makes you stay away from stress and depression. Ensure the things given below and indulge them in your checklist.
Drink as much water as possible more often to hydrate your body and reduce the symptoms
Do regular exercises along with walking to make you and your baby active
Eat more veggies and fruits that render all the nutrients that are essential
Avoid oily foods and outside foods, which remain harmful for sensitive baby
Never be a secondhand smoker and wear a mask whenever necessary
Reduce the salt content in your food, which may have an impact on your symptoms.
Therefore, came to the end of the article after witnessing all the changes that occur in the 34th week of pregnancy. Go through this to learn the respective things that occur in your body. So time to enjoy the bumps and pregnancy, which is going to end within a month.