36 Weeks of Pregnancy

With 36 weeks of pregnancy, the mother will be entering the ninth gestational month and with that the baby’s development will be practically complete. However, if the birth happens during this week, it will still be considered premature.

Unlike in previous weeks, Mom is likely to feel less uncomfortable and consequently be more upbeat. And the result of this is that the baby will already be seated, causing no more difficulty in breathing and such intense movements (although the pregnant woman can still feel the baby move at least 10 times throughout the day).

If you want to know what are the main symptoms, events and cares of 36 weeks of pregnancy, just continue reading this post. Come with us!

Symptoms at 36 weeks of pregnancy

As previously mentioned, it is very likely that the pregnant woman is feeling more willing during this gestational period. However, there are still some symptoms that may appear over the next few days.

See what are the main symptoms of the 36th pregnancy:

Difficulty in digestion

During this period your uterus is already very large and this directly influences the compression of your stomach, making digestion difficult and causing reflux. Therefore, it is important that you choose light foods during your meal, avoiding excess salt and fat.

Back pains

Your back will also be hurting a lot and the result is the weight of the belly and also the weight of the baby. To avoid these, try taking short rests throughout the day, getting a regular night’s sleep and, if possible, doing some stretching exercises.

difficulty sleeping

While maintaining a regular night’s sleep is very important during pregnancy, sleep can seem like a daunting task for pregnant women during 36 weeks of pregnancy. And the answer to that is the anxiety and physical symptoms that Mom is going through. So try to follow a daily pattern so that you can keep your sleep on time without it being harmful to your health. Check out some of our tips: drink soothing tea, opt for daily warm baths, do breathing exercises and don’t overuse your cell phone or television at night.

Increased urinary frequency

And once again this symptom appears on our list! And the reason for this? Well… The pressure that the uterus puts on the bladder, reducing its reservoir. And we can say that this week the frequency may be even higher than usual considering that the baby will probably already be upside down and the pressure in this case is greater.

Remember that trapping urine is dangerous, so try to get into the habit of going to the bathroom whenever you feel like it, even if you notice that the amount of urine is small (since the reservoir is also small). In addition, other tips to avoid the nuisance is not so great: avoid drinking too much water at night and frequent places that prevent you from going to the bathroom for long periods.

Changes in pregnant women at 36 weeks of pregnancy

The 36-week-pregnant woman should already be practically at her final weight, which consequently is already quite weighty and very upset about it. To be more comfortable, always opt for comfortable clothes and shoes and take rest breaks throughout the day.

For a closer and safer monitoring of the end of pregnancy, the obstetrician will ask you to go to appointments weekly. Following this calendar is essential to stay informed of everything that is happening and to make sure that the delivery will happen on time.

Even at 36 weeks’ gestation, be even more aware of any different symptoms in your body. In case of bleeding, cramps or severe pain or any other discomfort, notify your doctor promptly and go to an emergency so that you can be evaluated. After all, you might be going into labor.

And rest assured: although the baby at 36 weeks is still considered premature, there is a good chance he will survive.

Development of the fetus at 36 weeks of pregnancy

At 36 weeks of pregnancy, the baby already has a good layer of fat around the entire body, which will allow the regulation of its temperature after delivery. There may still be some vermix, the cheeks are plumper and the fluff will gradually disappear.

Your head is gradually filling with hair and your eyebrows and eyelashes are already fully formed. In relation to your muscles, they are getting stronger and already have reaction and memory.

When the baby is awake, its eyes remain open and can already blink and react to light. However, he still spends most of the day sleeping. He is already able to produce urine, with about 600ml daily that is discarded through the amniotic fluid.

As far as brain cells are concerned, they are still developing and should be formed over the next few days. The same happens with your lungs, which are also forming.

The birth of the baby is near, and now it’s time to start thinking about breastfeeding. After all, this will be the baby’s only food for the first six months of life. The breast milk is the most suitable, however, if there is a lactation failure, there artificial milk formulas that replace. Talk to your doctor about it.

What is the size of the fetus at 36 weeks of pregnancy?

The baby at 36 weeks of pregnancy measures around 47.4 centimeters, the size equivalent to a romaine lettuce leaf, and its estimated weight is 2.6 kilos.

Fear of childbirth: know how to control it

In the 36 gestational weeks the anxiety and fear for the baby’s arrival is focusing even more intense. And one of the biggest fears and uncertainties is undoubtedly in relation to childbirth. With this in mind, we have separated some tips to help you control the fear of childbirth to make this moment light and unforgettable for you. Check it out below.

  1. Perform prenatal care properly: prenatal care is the safest and most effective way to avoid any problems during your pregnancy. So keep appointments with a doctor you trust to ensure that you are up to date with the main events, so the tendency is that you will be calmer and anxiety and fear will be contained;
  2. Find out about all your complaints about pregnancy and motherhood: one of the biggest issues that generate fear and anxiety is precisely the doubt. So whenever there is any question that you don’t know, don’t hesitate to find out. For this, write down all your doubts for clarification during the consultations or, if you wish, talk to people you know;
  3. Rely on family support: feeling welcomed by the people you love is essential to stay calm during this period. So talk to the child’s father, your family and friends and count on them to give you attention and help you with whatever you need;
  4. Don’t make comparisons: comparisons are a very negative point and usually generate a lot of uncertainty and fear in women. So, don’t compare your pregnancy with anyone else and always remember that each organism is unique, ok?;
  5. Don’t be afraid of pain in advance: that classic question: “Will the birth hurt?”… Try not to suffer in anticipation, this will only cause you too much fear and make you not able to enjoy the final moments of your pregnancy . We are sure that you will be well assisted and everything will happen in the best possible way, being a unique and memorable moment in your life.

Caring for Mom During 36 Weeks of Pregnancy

The pregnancy is coming to an end but the care cannot stop! See the list that we have separated for moms during the 36 weeks of pregnancy:

  • Have a light and healthy diet, with lots of fruit, vegetables, vegetables, natural juices and coconut water;
  • Drink plenty of fluids to avoid swelling and bloating during this phase;
  • Avoid eating very salty and fatty foods;
  • If you still don’t know, schedule an appointment at the maternity hospital so you can reassure him;
  • Follow the appointment schedule established by your obstetrician;
  • Take short rests throughout the day, preferably with your legs elevated;
  • Prioritize getting a good night’s sleep in a comfortable and safe position for you and your baby.

So, did you manage to understand the main symptoms, events and cares of 36 weeks of pregnancy? We hope so! If you have any questions regarding this matter, just comment here and we will clarify.

Oh, and if you want to keep following the latest happenings from pregnancy to the baby’s arrival, keep an eye on our blog . In the next few days we will publish the posts referring to the 37th to 40th gestational weeks and we are waiting for you here. To the next!

Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, MD1
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Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.

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