Updated 21 November 2014

Week 34: 6 weeks to go!

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


What is happening to your baby:

  • Your baby weighs approximately 2.2 kilograms.
  • He/she is about 49.5 centimetres long.
  • Eyes are open when awake and closed when asleep.
  • Immunities develop to fight infection.
  • The skull is still pliable and not completely joined.
  • Testes have descended.
  • His head should be pointing down.

What is happening to you:

  • 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 your friends who have kids about which doctor they use.


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