Few of the symptoms which you may notice at 31 weeks are:
Feeling tingling and pins and needles sensation? Pregnancy numbness happens due to a combination of factors such as hormones (yes, the ever-present culprit) and your growing uterus (yes, again). The hormone relaxin released by the body to accomodate the pregnancy changes cause physical changes which creates pressure on your nerves resulting in numbness. Your growing uterus puts pressure on the lower parts of your body which can cause tingling and numbness in your legs. feet, and toes.
As your uterus expands, it shifts your center of gravity and also stretches out (and weakens) your abdominal muscles, affecting your posture and putting strain on your back. It may also cause back pain if it's pressing on a nerve
Insomnia can happen during any stage of pregnancy but is more pronouced during the second and third trimester. Hormonal imbalances, acidity and indigestion, growing belly, baby movements, all contribute to your sleeplessness.
Headaches at this stage can be due to multiple factors. Increasing blood volume in your body, changes in blood pressure, hormonal spikes, can all play a role. In addition, the stress and excitement of pregnancy can add to the existing headaches. Some women have cold and blocked nose as pregnancy symptoms. This can also trigger a sinus-like headache. Taking rest, short power naps is possible, avoiding headache triggers such as caffeine, and relaxing with the help of meditation and relaxation exercises can provide some relief.
Baby’s Length: 16.5 inches(42cms)
Baby’s Weight: 1.5 kgs
Your baby is now the size of a Coconut. Following are the development of your baby this week.
Your lil one is now sleepier than ever before. That’s why you must be noticing regular periods where your baby is active and times where there is no activity at all. Want to wake them? Eat something sweet.
Baby’s brain connections are developing at a rapid pace. It is a good thing since they have to make billions of them!!! Thanks to these connections, the baby can now pick up signals from all the five senses and process this information as well.
Baby’s sense organs are now fully developed. It can now taste the foods you are eating through the amniotic fluid they swallow. Baby’s eyes can also detect dim light and shapes now.
Baby’s bones are hardening although bones on the skull remain soft. This stays flexible to make it easier for the baby to pass through the birth canal when it’s time.