Few of the symptoms which you may notice at 36 weeks are:
Your body is preparing to deliver your baby. The hormone relaxin causes many changes that can make you feel sore at your pelvic area. Your little bean is growing by leaps and bounds in the last few weeks too. The combined weight of the uterus and your baby can cause pain at the pelvic floor.
Anxiety is extrememly common during pregnancy. You are already dealing with sleeplessness, forgetfulness and a hundred other symptoms. Add to that your worry about your little bean is doing well or not and you can experience anxiety of different levels. Techniques such as breathing, yoga, and meditation can help you with your anxiety to a certain extent. You can also talk to your doctor about managing this symptom.
Not to be confused with labour pains, these contractions occur with limited frequency such as once or twice a day or once in every few hours. Some women do not experiece these contractions too. Typically you will feel the tightening of your abdmoninal muscles and hardening of your belly. These contractions will disappear once you change your position or activity.
In between your growing uterus, your increasing body weight, your fatigue, and inability to move, you will find it increasingly difficult to catch your breath. Your expanding uterus will put pressure on your diaphragm which will put pressure on your lungs, thus making breathing labourious. Difficulty in breathing is not a complication but just a routine preganancy symptoms. Just try to take things easy and pace your day in such a way that you can do your routine things slowly. Hurrying around isn't an option anymore!
Baby’s Length: 19.6 inches(50 cm)
Baby’s Weight: 2.7 kgs
Fetal heart rate ranges from 110 to 150 beats per minute.
‘Vernix casesoa’ – skin layer covering your baby has almost worn off now. There’s a high possibility that baby can swallow skin substance and will be part of first poop!!!.
‘Meconium’ – a dark green substance which is a part of fetal stool is most likely to be swallowed by the baby. After birth, the baby will pass a few stools which is green in colour.
Baby’s taste buds are now allowing your baby to taste the food that you ingest. What you eat now defines your baby’s eating preferences post birth.
Baby is now more sensitive to outside cacophony which might disturb it’s sleeping pattern. However, you witness a great reduction in movements because of rapid weight gain and shrinking womb space.
Skull would be fully developed by now.