35 weeks pregnant
35 Weeks Pregnant: Your Baby’s Development
Got iron? Your baby builds up iron stores by absorbing it from your body, so load up on iron-rich foods in this final trimester. The majority of the absorption takes place in the final months before delivery.
Heads or tails. The head-down, or vertex, position is ideal for birth. If the baby’s bottom appears first, the delivery is called a breech birth. Amazingly, despite the tight quarters in your uterus, your little acrobat may turn several more times before birth.
35 Weeks Pregnant: Your Symptoms
What you need to know about Caesareans. A Caesarean birth is one in which the baby is delivered through a surgical incision in the mother's uterus and abdomen. Ask your doctor which circumstances he or she believes require a Caesarean and when he’d perform the procedure.
The ABC of GBS. Sometime between now and 37 weeks, your healthcare provider may test you for the Group B streptococcus (GBS) bacterium. Although harmless to you, it can cause an infection in your baby during delivery. The test itself is simple: your doctor takes a swab from your vagina or rectum, or tests a urine sample. If you test positive, you may receive antibiotics intravenously (through a vein in your arm) during labour and delivery.
Did you know? Baby is getting ready for his or her first post-natal manicure! Those tiny fingernails have most probably reached the ends of baby’s fingers, and toenails are also visible.
35 Weeks Pregnant: Your Checklist
Discuss any pain medication options you’ll want during labor
Get tested for the Group B streptococcus (GBS) bacterium
Write those baby shower thank you notes
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