34 Weeks Pregnant

By (embryologist) and (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 12/26/2014

In this moment, it is possible that you feel pressure or discomfort on the upper part of the abdomen, and you also find it difficult to breathe and that you feel that you don’t get enough air in each inspiration. This is due to the fact that the uterus is already located 12 cm above the navel, which means that all the internal organs displace upwards.

Provided below is an index with the 3 points we are going to expand on in this article.

Useful tips

Don’t make efforts, try not to stand too long, you must keep your energies for the moment of labour.

Pregnancy is a big physical change, all the organism adapts to this situation, but it is possible that the cardiovascular and nervous systems are unable to react properly; therefore you may feel palpitations or dizziness, if you move quickly or make a big effort.

In the final stage, you must pay special attention to the formation of varicose veins in your legs. To avoid their apparition, you can perform massages on legs and feet, favouring the blood flow. Swimming or walking daily can be extremely helpful.

Changes in the fetus

The fetus already has the appearance of a baby. The head is more proportionate, compared to the rest of the body, and practically all the features of his face are formed, some of them have even fat cheeks.

During week 34, the skin of your child is becoming rosier and rosier and is less wrinkled, due to the accumulation of fat deposits.

He is able to tell the difference between clarity and darkness, and he is surrounded by a reddish clarity when sunlight gets to your abdomen. Your child can breath, suckle and swallow at the same time, which will allow him to feed himself when he is born.

At the end of this week he will be 44 cm long and will weight 2,315 grams. If the weight of your child is located between 1,750 and 2,900 grams, don’t worry, they are also considered normal values.

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 Neus Ferrando Gilabert
Neus Ferrando Gilabert
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Valencia (UV). Postgraduate Course in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH). Experience managing Embryology and Andrology Labs at Centro Médico Manzanera (Logroño, Spain). More information about Neus Ferrando Gilabert
Adapted into english by:
 Sandra Fernández
Sandra Fernández
B.A., M.A.
Fertility Counselor
Bachelor of Arts in Translation and Interpreting (English, Spanish, Catalan, German) from the University of Valencia (UV) and Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus (Edinburgh, UK). Postgraduate Course in Legal Translation from the University of Valencia. Specialist in Medical Translation, with several years of experience in the field of Assisted Reproduction. More information about Sandra Fernández

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