31 Weeks Pregnancy
In the 31 weeks pregnancy period, the baby’s height is more than 40 cm and the weight is almost 1,800 grams. This may cause new physical challenges, but none of them are problems that you cannot deal with.
Baby at 31 Weeks Pregnancy
This week, your baby’s height is more than 40 cm and baby’s weight is almost 1,800 grams. The baby can move head, arms and legs, and with the fat layer deposited under the skin, baby’s body gets wider every day. It probably moves too much, so you may not be able to sleep due to your baby’s kicks and tumble. This is an indication that your baby is healthy and active. Your baby’s brain is working overtime during these weeks and is developing faster than ever before. Connections between individual nerve cells (more of them have to do) are formed extremely quickly. Of course, your baby is currently in the placental fluid and cannot smell (baby needs to breathe the scent through the air to do this). But you are very lucky that your scent will be one of the first fragrances he will buy and will quickly become baby’s favorite. Your baby is busy with facial expressions, hiccups, chewing, breathing, moving their hands, standing on your uterine wall and even thumb sucking. Some babies suck their thumbs so strongly that they are born with a callus. The baby’s arms, legs and body are now in proportion to baby’s head and internal organs are rapidly developing, including the bladder, from which water will soon begin to flow. Bone marrow took over from the liver, which had hitherto undertaken the task of producing red blood cells and baby is now doing this important job. Within a few weeks, you will probably notice that your baby is regulating baby’s movements and sleep. If you notice a noticeable reduction in your baby’s movements, try drinking a glass of water first. If your baby is still not moving, call your doctor right away.
Changes in 31 Weeks of Pregnancy
Do you feel the muscles in your uterus expanding? Many women begin to feel these random pains, called Braxton Hicks, from the second half of pregnancy. These pains usually last 30 minutes and are not regular. Frequent pains can signal a premature birth, even if you don’t have pain. If you have more than 4 pains in 1 hour or notice other signs of preterm labor, call your doctor right away. These changes include increased vaginal discharge (if it is more watery, mucus and bloody); It includes abdominal pain, menstrual cramps, increased pressure in the pelvic area, lower back pain (especially if you have not had such pain before). You may have recently noticed that early milk called colostrum comes from your breasts. If your answer is yes, you can buy a breast pad to protect your clothes. If your answer is no, don’t worry, your breasts are forming colostrum even if you don’t notice it. If your current bras are too small, you can get a nursing bra. While buying this bra, you should choose the one that is at least 1 size bigger than your current size. When your milk comes, you’ll be happy for that extra space. You may feel like your stomach is almost in your chest, because your uterus is now very close to your belly button at the 31st week of pregnancy. This causes your uterus to push all your internal organs, compress your lungs, and make it impossible for them to expand fully. As a result, your body doesn’t have a large area for air and it won’t be until your baby is born. Although you may complain about this shortness of breath, your baby is quite enjoyable as it provides the oxygen it needs through the placenta. Towards the end of pregnancy, your baby’s breathing problems may decrease as your baby falls towards the pelvis area. Until then, make sure to stand as tall as you can or support yourself with a pillow while sleeping or sleep on your side to make room for your lungs.