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Weekly Pregnancy Guide - Week 34
Weight: 4.53 lbs 2057g
Length (CHL): 17.28" 43.9cm
Heart rate : 137 bpm
Your baby may have already turned to a head-down position in preparation for birth, with the head pressing against your cervix.
While most of the bones are hardening, the skull remains not completely joined, and can move slightly to make birthing easier.
The eyes blink periodically, and are open when awake and closed when sleeping.
If you are having a boy, the testicles are descending into the scrotum.
Your baby's eyes will appear blue now, regardless of what color they will finally end up being.
Braxton Hicks contractions may intensify now. Do not confuse these painless, irregular contractions with labor contractions which are painful and regular.
Labor usually starts with regular contractions that increase in frequency and intensity. Then comes the "transition phase," which is marked by immediately successive but weaker contractions, at the end of which your cervix will be completely dilated (open). Then you will be pushing your baby into the world!
This is a good time to ask your doctor how to time your contractions.


Week 34 Fetus Picture(s):

week 4 embryo blastocyst

Week 34 pregnant belly picture:

week 2 - pregnant belly


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