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35th WEEK

Your Baby

Your baby is about 45–46 cm in length and weighs around 2.5 kg. As your baby prepares herself for birth, her head moves closer to your bladder. This can make you to go to the toilet frequently and you will feel tired. This week you might also experience difficulty in breathing; a lighter diet can help. Also you may suffer insomnia as your body is practising waking up every 2–3 hours to feed your baby after birth, so this is quite a normal process. You may start napping during the day from now, and especially after birth, as you won’t get much sleep at night

You

As of today, you’ll start seeing your doctor every week. Your doctor may require vaginal and anal culture tests between this week and the 37th week. Group B streptococcus bacteria screening is a harmless test performed by a cotton swab. This bacteria is harmless in adults, but if your baby catches it at birth, this might cause a very serious disease such as pneumonia, meningitis or blood infection (sepsis).