32 Weeks Pregnancy

We have written for you what you will experience in the 32nd week of pregnancy, how you should eat, what tests you will have, how your baby will develop and how much weight will be. Here’s everything you need to know about 32 weeks pregnant and 32 weeks baby !

32 Weeks of Pregnancy and Baby Development

32 Weeks Baby Weight and Height

Weeks are chasing each other, your little one continues to grow fast! How much should a 32 week old baby weigh? You can see information such as how tall it should be, from the table below.

32 weeks baby development
32 weeks baby weight1800 g
32 weeks baby size42cm

At 32 weeks pregnant, baby weight continues to increase. It takes an average of 2000 grams more until birth.

  • The baby adds new abilities to his abilities with each passing week. While you are outside preparing for his arrival, he is preparing for the day he will meet you. All her time in the last few weeks will be spent trying to stay in the world outside the womb, from swallowing to breathing, from sucking to kicking.
  • The skin of a baby in the womb is no longer transparent at 32 weeks of pregnancy . The oils accumulating more and more under the skin have now lost its transparency. That’s why the quince hairs on the skin begin to fall out this week. You can still see some of these hairs on your shoulders and back when you’re born.
  • Let’s say that for those who gave birth at 32 weeks, there is no life risk for the baby.

How Many Months Is 32 Weeks Pregnancy?

The 32nd week of pregnancy coincides with the beginning week of the 8th month. In this penultimate month, you may still be enjoying every moment of your pregnancy, or you may be tired of bloating day by day. But one thing is for sure, your mind is on your very upcoming birth now!

32 Weeks Baby Images

32 Weeks Baby Movements

There may be a decrease in baby movements at 32 weeks, as the fetus is now large enough to be squeezed inside the uterus . You may also feel as if your baby’s kicks have weakened, even though he or she is moving as much as before. This change may become more pronounced at 34 weeks.

From time to time, you may want to check your baby, especially when his movements seem to have decreased. To do this, calm down, sit down and relax. Then take note of how often you feel your movements. If he moves less than 10 times in two hours, it may be worth contacting your doctor.

32 Weeks Baby Ultrasound Image

A little caveat: The 32-week ultrasound images your doctor took may not be the same as the example here. Don’t let this worry you. Since each baby’s position is different, the images taken will also be different.

Changes in the Mother at 32 Weeks of Pregnancy

  • Now the measure from the apex of the uterus to the pubic symphysis is approximately 32 cm, and the measure from the navel to the apex of the uterus is about 12 cm.
  • Until this week, your doctor’s visits were probably on a monthly basis, unless complications and problems occurred. From 32 weeks pregnant, your doctor may want to monitor you and your baby more closely. For this reason, some doctors start to call the expectant mothers every two weeks. In some special cases, they want to see you once a week.
  • As you leave 32 weeks of pregnancy behind, you should now know your doctor well and be not afraid to talk about your concerns. Because now is a good time to discuss your concerns about the birthing process.
  • You may be going to prenatal courses, and you may hear different things about the birth process. If you have any problems or concerns, don’t hesitate to talk to and ask your doctor.
  • Doctors and nurses will easily answer your questions about pregnancy and childbirth. There is no need to worry unnecessarily because of the issues you worry about. Always be willing to talk and share.

32 Weeks Pregnancy Image

What Happens at 32 Weeks Pregnancy?

  • Strong and regular fetal movements
  • impatience for birth
  • increased constipation,
  • Stomach boil, indigestion, gas and bloating,
  • Nasal congestion and bleeding
  • leg cramps,
  • Back pain,
  • varicose veins on legs,
  • itchy stomach,
  • cracks,
  • belly button protruding,
  • difficulty sleeping,
  • enlargement of the uterus
  • Shortness of breath caused by the uterus compressing the lungs
  • increase in Braxton Hicks contractions (the body’s contraction exercises),
  • fear of childbirth
  • increased irritability,
  • Increased vaginal discharge.

Nutrition at 32 Weeks Pregnancy: How Should I Feed If I’m Expecting Twins?

  • Your diet and weight gain are extremely important. It’s critical that you take your prenatal vitamins every day.
  • The target weight gain at 32 weeks of twin pregnancy may be 22.5 on average for a normal woman. Reviews show that if a woman with multiple pregnancies gains the target weight, her babies are healthier.
  • Your calorie, mineral, protein and vitamin needs increase while you’re expecting more than one baby. Unlike in a normal pregnancy, you need 300 calories more per day for each baby.
  • Just adding extra calories to your diet won’t benefit you or your baby. Junk foods full of empty calories are not healthy. You must get calories from certain sources. For example, it’s important to eat an extra serving of dairy and protein each day. These two servings provide the extra calcium, protein and iron your baby needs.

32 When to Get the Week Report?

If you are a working mother, you may be entitled to 8 weeks of statutory leave at the 32nd week of pregnancy. However, if your health and job allow you to work, you should get a medical report from your doctor that you can work for 5 more weeks.

In this way, you can take 13 weeks off by adding 5 weeks of your prenatal 8-week legal leave to the 8 weeks after the birth, and you can spend 5 more weeks with your baby.

Things to Consider at 32 Weeks of Pregnancy

Vitamin Use at 32 Weeks Pregnancy

Vitamins are the foundation for your and your baby’s health. If you have anemia at the time of birth, a low blood count can have a negative effect on both of you. There may be a possibility of needing a blood transfusion. Therefore, be careful that you use these vitamins given by your doctor as you should.

Contractions at 32 Weeks Pregnancy: What Are Braxton Hicks Contractions?

  • At times, you may feel like your uterus is heaving and hardening. Your uterus is practicing. Your body is now preparing for the coming birth and stretching its muscles. These uterine exercises you feel are called Braxton Hicks contractions or false/preparatory contractions. These are the birth exercises that become more evident in the last months and are felt earlier and more intensely in women who have experienced pregnancy before.
  • These practice contractions are felt as a stretch that starts in the upper part of the uterus and spreads downward. It takes about 15-30 seconds, sometimes up to two minutes. It gets worse as the birth approaches.
  • To reduce the discomfort you may experience during these contractions, you can try to change positions and be careful to drink enough fluids. Dehydration can cause contractions. If the contractions do not go away, you should definitely inform your doctor.

Late Period Pregnancy Tests: Which Tests Are Performed at 32 Weeks of Pregnancy?

1. Fetal Non-Stress Test

  • The reason for this name is that no stress is placed on the fetus during the test. It is done at the earliest when the pregnancy reaches the 28th week, but it is usually applied between the 32nd and 35th weeks of pregnancy.
  • During the test, the baby’s movement, heart rate and variability in heart rate are monitored for 20-30 minutes. Just because the baby isn’t moving doesn’t mean there’s a problem, he may be asleep.

2. Biophysical Profile Test

Biophysical profile scanning is an application that combines ultrasound examination with non-stress testing. This scan will help the baby’s health; examines heart rate, respiratory movements, bodily movements, muscle elasticity, amniotic fluid. A value between 0-10 is obtained by giving 0 or 2 points to each factor. Although this test can be performed from the 26th week, it is usually started at the 32nd week of pregnancy.

The benefits of yoga are innumerable in any period of your life! Especially in this process, it is one of the activities that you need to spare time for both you and your baby. It will also facilitate childbirth.

We recommend that you heed the advice of Pregnancy Yoga Instructor Pınar Sitemkar.

It’s Shopping Time: Baby Essentials!

  • Now is the time to start buying items like cribs, car seats, kangaroos, baby clothes. Although there is no need to rush everything, you should do some of these shopping before the birth. Because there are some basic items needed with birth.
  • It would be logical not to leave your shopping to the last weeks because you may feel heavy, you may not have any energy. It’s good to start while you’re still feeling good.
  • When shopping, make sure you start with the essentials and essentials. Don’t get carried away and buy hundreds of items. Don’t forget that many things will come as gifts and the baby will grow at an incredible rate!
  • The items you will need to research the most when choosing are basic items such as car seats, baby carriages, baby carriers (kangaroo, sling, etc.). When buying these items, be sure to review as many items as possible, get to know their features, get advice from your environment, and evaluate price performance.

A Suggestion: Start Thinking About Your Birth Room! ]

What kind of room would you like to spend the day in which you will enjoy after giving birth and remember with a beautiful smile? Decide now how you want the room to be! So you don’t have to deal with these things late in your pregnancy!

Will You Need a Babysitter?

If you want to get help from a caregiver after birth, you should start your research. You may think it’s early, but we don’t want you to rush into this difficult decision. After all, the earlier you know someone to entrust your baby to, the better.

However, it takes a certain amount of time and a long research to know how competent the caregiver is in babysitting, to what extent they can meet your wishes and whether you can agree or not.

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