Pregnancy Week 36
Now is the time to get to know what the birth is all about and how it starts.
If you work, it is normal to stop working now. It is normal to give birth
between weeks 38 and 42, so now you can give birth at any time. However, be
prepared that it can still be a full month's wait.
It gets narrower and narrower in the uterus for each week. This often causes
the child to seem calmer. But you should still feel movements as often as you
have in recent weeks. The baby is not counted as premature if it is born now. It
is now about 45 cm long and weighs 2,500 grams.
What does the birth look like?
There are several signs that the birth is approaching. The first sign of a
normal birth is the contractions of the uterine muscles. Initially, these
contractions are experienced as irregular outbreaks of general stomach or back
pain. As the birth approaches, they become more regular and there is less time
Pregnancy Week 35
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slides further down the pelvis it becomes easier to breathe. But then you
probably notice that the pressure on the bladder gets bigger and that you have
to go to the toilet more often. If the child is not yet lying head down in the
pelvis but in a seat invitation - or even more unusual, in a cross-invitation -
you should undergo a check at the hospital so that you can plan how to give
birth. The obstetricians may make a reversal attempt - that is, they try to turn
on the child so that the head falls down.
This week, the fat settles on the baby's cheeks. In addition, strong suction
muscles help to make the face more ready. Despite your increased calcium intake,
the baby's leg body is still so soft that the head often looks a little deformed
immediately after birth. Take it easy. It is completely harmless and the head
quickly returns to its normal shape. The fact that the head is a bit malleable
also makes delivery easier.
Caesarean sections are now used much more often than before. 17% of all
births in Sweden are now done with caesarean sections. As in the case of a
normal delivery via the vagina, the child's father or any other person the woman
wants to be present with during the procedure (in planned Caesarean sections).
Milk production and all other hormonal processes in the mother's body also
continue as usual, whether or not the baby is born with a caesarean.
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Now the uterus has reached its highest point. You probably notice that it is
heavy and difficult to breathe properly. Many people have trouble sleeping. The
stomach is large and heavy, and it is difficult to find a comfortable sleeping
position. The child is perhaps worried, and you often have to go up and pee.
Also, you may be awake and ponder over the birth and the time that follows. Even
if you can't sleep, it is important that you try to rest as often as you can.
In many firstborns, the fetus screws the head down into the pelvis - it is
said that the head is fixed. The fetus is gaining weight by 250 grams per week
and the immune system is preparing for life outside the womb. Antibodies are
transmitted from you to the child via the placenta.
The fetal head should normally attach to the pelvic entrance at least two
weeks before delivery to the firstborn. If the head is still above the pelvic
entrance after this time, it is called the high fetal head position. In
grandmothers, the head often does not fix itself until early during childbirth
Pregnancy Week 33
The body is constantly working on getting ready for childbirth. The
prechargers become more common and perhaps a little more unpleasant. Do you make
sure you get enough calcium? The fetus takes off your layers to build up the
legs and make them hard. Thus, it is first and foremost you who can get a
deficit of calcium, which results in weaker bones and teeth.
The fetus can separate light from darkness and attract the foot if you tickle
it. The heart beats at 120-160 beats per minute.
The fetus is now about 42 cm long and weighs 2 kilos.
Postpartum depression is the most common birth complication. The condition
can range from minor problems to severe depression. You must be afflicted for
most of the day, more or less every day for at least two weeks, to be considered
to have a birth depression.