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Pregnancy at 31 to 34 Weeks

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What changes are happening with my body?

You may continue to have symptoms such as shortness of breath, heartburn, contractions, or swelling of your ankles and feet. You may be gaining about 1 pound a week now.

How do I care for myself at this stage of my pregnancy?

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

What are some safety tips during pregnancy?

What changes are happening with my baby?

By 34 weeks, your baby may weigh more than 5 pounds. Your baby will be about 12 ½ inches long from the top of the head to the rump (baby's bottom). Your baby is gaining about ½ pound a week. Your baby's eyes open and close now. Your baby's kicks and movements are more forceful at this time.

What do I need to know about prenatal care?

Your healthcare provider will check your blood pressure and weight. You may also need the following:

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my obstetrician?

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your healthcare providers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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