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34 weeks pregnant

What's happening this week...

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Your baby

Your little one measures around 45cm now and may be lying head down already. He or she will be making lots of little movements but you won't feel so many big ones - there's just no room for lots of somersaults any more.

If your baby were born this week, they would be able to process food on their own as the digestive enzymes in their tummy are now working.

Your baby’s memory is developing for familiar sounds – so make sure you and your partner keep talking to your little one.

You

You may notice your feet and ankles are swollen, especially towards the end of the day. If your hands and face start to look puffy too, talk to your doctor or midwife –it could be a sign of pre-eclampsia.

If you’re still working and feeling overwhelmingly tired, it’s only natural. Speak to your employer about changing your hours so that commuting is less busy, or if your work allows it – try working from home.

34 weeks pregnant discharge looking clear or white is normal. If it becomes thicker or yellowish, it’s important to tell your midwife or GP as you may have thrush.

What to think about

It’s time to start practising those pain-relieving tips and relaxation exercises that you have learnt in your antenatal classes.

37 weeks is considered full term for twins, so if you’re expecting more than one baby they could arrive any time now! Make sure your hospital bag is ready to go, even if you’re having a home birth.

You might want to try a perineal massage to reduce the chance of having an episiotomy or a tear. Ask your midwife how to do this.

During weeks 34-37, some hospitals screen for GBS (group B streptococcus). Around up to 30 per cent of pregnant women carry the bacteria that can affect newborns. If positive, antibiotics are prescribed during labour and will reduce the risk to the baby.

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Comments

i have been really bad with

i have been really bad with my moods i have treated my partner like rubbish n feel so bd cos he is so lovely n helpful i am only 34 weeks but hope i hurry n av my lil boy as i want my bd moods to go hehe x

Feeling down

Hi I've never put anything on these forums before n I was just wondering if any of u have had feelings of hopelessness n feeling like u can't do this n it's too late to change it or go back. I am 34 weeks n haven't really been like this until today n I am pushing my husband away n he doesn't know what to say or do. I feel like I'm going mental n I can't help it. Please let me know if this is normal. Sorry for rambling but I'm upset by the way I'm feeling.

abdomen pain

i am 34wks and my entire abdomen is sooooooo tender, especially under my left breast when sleeping. Doc say, its all preparation for the baby, but i think there is more to it. anyone having these pain?

labour

i'm really worried about labour as it is my first baby, my midwife has not discussed any birth plans with me, or booked me antenatal classes?? what should i do? my family live up north and i live down east midlands, im getting really worried. :-(

labour

i'm really worried about labour as it is my first baby, my midwife has not discussed any birth plans with me, or booked me antenatal classes?? what should i do? my family live up north and i live down east midlands, im getting really worried. :-(

labour

i'm really worried about labour as it is my first baby, my midwife has not discussed any birth plans with me, or booked me antenatal classes?? what should i do? my family live up north and i live down east midlands, im getting really worried. :-(

i feel period pains and my

i feel period pains and my babys still hittin around the middle and bottom , i can feel its feet their still only a couple of times i felt it hit around the top right under my breasts. is that normal... why hasnt the head gone down yet .. im 35weeks

i also feel period pain in

i also feel period pain in this week dont knw is it fine or not....

Obstretric Cholestasis.

has any one had this!im 34 weeks and just found out iv got it! i want as much info as poss,they say i will be induced at 37 or b4

im abit worried

my midwife came over to do a check up as usaul.. then she took my baby's messurement, and she told me that me baby was 1cm bigger than he should. so im worried thinking that this could be a very big problem.. but she also booked me a appointment for tomorrow. so i hope i hear from the hospital that everything is great .. because i don't know why mt baby will be bigger then he should be while im aneamic ???

im abit worried

my midwife came over to do a check up as usaul.. then she took my baby's messurement, and she told me that me baby was 1cm bigger than he should. so im worried thinking that this could be a very big problem.. but she also booked me a appointment for tomorrow. so i hope i hear from the hospital that everything is great .. because i don't know why mt baby will be bigger then he should be while im aneamic ???

im abit worried

my midwife came over to do a check up as usaul.. then she took my baby's messurement, and she told me that me baby was 1cm bigger than he should. so im worried thinking that this could be a very big problem.. but she also booked me a appointment for tomorrow. so i hope i hear from the hospital that everything is great .. because i don't know why mt baby will be bigger then he should be while im aneamic ???

im abit worried

my midwife came over to do a check up as usaul.. then she took my baby's messurement, and she told me that me baby was 1cm bigger than he should. so im worried thinking that this could be a very big problem.. but she also booked me a appointment for tomorrow. so i hope i hear from the hospital that everything is great .. because i don't know why mt baby will be bigger then he should be while im aneamic ???

breech baby

I have 34 weeks scan also, consultant said baby still lying breech, doctor said wait until 36 weeks if baby still not turn I will need to attend appointment to manually turn the baby and must be done after 37 weeks. If after manually turn still not work, I will need C-section, I do not want any operation, I prefer normal birth........is it anyone have this experience? Many thanks for reading.

Low lying placenta and C-section

I don't know much about C-sec... are people's main concerns because of the longer recovery time?? I have to have a check at 36 weeks due to a low lying placenta and may need a c-sec - I was thinking this was a good option but i've noticed a lot of people are against them..? Obviously if it's needed medically i was thinking it is th safest way. :-) (i'm in the 34th wk at the moment) Mel. x

im feeling slight period

im feeling slight period pains is this normal at 34 weeks

breech baby

On my last visit to my midwife, i have found that my baby is lying breech. So worried cause I cant think of giving c-section birth. I'm trying few exercises to turn my baby.Fingers crossed!!!Ooo my little one...listen to ur mummy :'(

Placenta

Hello Yes, exact same thing. Also have another scan and consultants appointment in two weeks. Trying not to worry. Have not had any bleeding as yet so hoping everything will be OK.

Low lying placenta at 34 weeks

I have just returned from hospital after a 34 week scan, placenta is still too close to os for vaginal birth. Consultant appointment in 2 weeks to discuss options and liklihood of C Section. Anyone else in same situation?