Updated 21 November 2014

Week 32: 8 weeks to go!

Have a look at what is happening to you and your unborn baby this week.


What is happening to your baby:

  • Your baby weighs about 1.8 kilogram.
  • All five senses are working.
  • Toenails have grown.
  • Your baby may not move around as much. This is because there is less space available in the uterus.
  • Organs continue to mature.
  • Your baby passes urine from his/her bladder.

What is happening to you:

  • Haemorrhoids can become a problem because your growing baby presses down on the woman’s pelvic floor and impedes blood flow.
  • You are probably gaining about 450 grams a week.

What to do:

  • If you suffer from haemorrhoids, eat fibre-rich foods and avoid lifting heavy objects.
  • Urinary infections can be a problem, so drink plenty of fluids.


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