Pregnancy Week 32 ~
It is now 31 weeks from your
last menstrual period. Your baby is now at 29 weeks
gestation and is almost 11 inches long from crown
to rump (14 1/2 inches from head to toe).
If your baby was born now,
he or she could survive but may face respiratory distress,
trouble stabilizing temperature and glucose, and feeding
Many babies will be getting
into position for birth, most likely with his or her
head down. But if your baby is still head up (or breech),
don't worry, there is still time for him or her to
Even if you are planning a home birth, it's a good
idea to make sure that you are pre-registered at the
hospital or birthing center near your home. Begin
working with your support person to prepare for labor.
Relaxation, massage, and focus exercises can be practiced.
If you have
gestational diabetes, make sure you are testing your
blood sugars and stay with the diet your doctor prescribed.