Updated 08 October 2018

Week 34: 6 weeks to go!

Braxton Hicks contractions may increase and your breasts may start to leak colostrum.

Congrats! You've just six more weeks to go. 

Your baby's progress:

  • Your baby weighs approximately 2.2 kilograms.
  • He or she is about 49.5 centimetres long.
  • Your baby's eyes are open when awake and closed when asleep.
  • Your baby's immunities develop to fight infection.
  • The skull is still pliable and not completely joined.
  • The testes have descended.
  • Your baby's head should be pointing down.

Your progress:

  • Braxton Hicks contractions may increase.
  • Your breasts may start to leak colostrums, a prelude to milk.

What to do:

  • Start preparing the nursery. 
  • Now is a good time to choose a paediatrician. Speak to friends who have kids about which doctor they use.

Good to know:

  • Once your baby arrives, you'll have less free time. Take time now to catch up with friends and do the things you love. 

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