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Your baby is growing
At over 18 inches in length, the baby now weighs over 6 pounds and putting on weight steadily. The baby’s first bowel movement would be blackish as baby would now be swallowing the waxy protection of her skin. Your baby is likely to be in a head-down position by now. If not, then your doctor might advise some ways to get the baby in that position.
Your life at 36 weeks
As the baby starts dropping down to the pelvis, you will now find it easier to breathe. There may be increased pressure in the lower abdomen, making you uncomfortable to walk. The baby has now occupies a major portion and you might find it difficult to have a proper full meal. Instead, you should choose to go for more number of smaller meals. As there is more pressure on the abdomen, you may need to pee more frequently. You must now avoid travelling and flying. At this stage, if you experience a discharge of amniotic fluid or vaginal bleeding and persistent abdominal pain, you should call on your doctor immediately.
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Every baby develops a little differently - even in the womb. Our information is designed to give you a general idea of your baby's development.