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Pregnancy Week 34

Pregnancy Week 34

Baby Development

By week 34, The baby has grown to the size of a pineapple. The formation of nails accompanies an increment in size, and different distinct features are also noticed. The baby’s circadian rhythm is set, distinguishing between snooze and wake-up hours. The baby’s skin is covered with vernix which helps during parturition. As the baby grows, the hands and feet can be seen poking through the mother’s skin. Sexual distinction happens during the week. If the baby is supposed to be a boy, the testicles will descend. Sometimes, babies are born with undescended testicles, which might later be visible in due course of growth.

Changes in mother

The mother’s vision might become blurred due to the pregnancy hormones. Not only that, but even the digestive tracts and ligaments also undergo a breakdown. This blurry vision might be accompanied by an itching decrease in tear production, leaving the eyes dry. There is nothing to worry about; it’s normal unless the mother encounters preeclampsia.

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Pregnancy Week 34 symptoms

  1. Bloating and gas- The arrival of the third trimester inserted lots of gas into the mother. It’s better to avoid it by inhaling deep breaths and letting it out through the mouth.
  2. Constipation- A revised food diet should contain lots of fiber for clear digestion.
  3. Increased vaginal discharges- A surge in the estrogen level brings about the discharges. Cotton and breathable underwear should be preferred for a drier and odor-free vagina.
  4. Stretch marks- The appearance of marks indicates proper and apt growth of the child. The color of the marks varies according to the skin tone.
  5. Leaking colostrum- As the due date approaches, fullness in the breasts would be felt, and a yellowish pre-milk might come out; that’s the colostrum.

Important Tips

What to do

  1. Prenatal blues- At least 10-15% of pregnant women undergo depression, and surging hormones, stress, anxiety, and societal pressure trigger its proficiency. The mother should rush to the doctor for antidepressants in such a case.
  2. No over-salting- Adding excess iodized salt is strictly prohibited. The abundance of sodium in the food might deregulate the fluid balance.
  3. Boosting self-regular exercise in terms of a brisk walk, yoga, or jog can help revitalize the immune system and lessen the amount of endorphin.
  4. Relieve swelling- Lifting the legs can give some relief. Any kind of exercise, such as walking, can also help.

What to avoid

  1. Avoid putting any undue strain on the eyes. The mother’s eyes might feel dry and sensitive, so sunglasses and eye drops should be handy.

When to Consult a Doctor

  1. Consult a Doctor to plan out your labor. Ask about the contraction and how to react if the water breaks suddenly.


By this week, The Baby has grown to the size of a pineapple. The baby has grown rails and sex organs. Mother has constipation, gas, vaginal discharge, and leaks colostrum. She also might be depressed. Consult the doctor for an antidepressant and make a labor game plan. Avoid putting any stress on the eyes.

  1. N H S
  2. Healthdirect Australia
  3. The Cleveland Clinic
    Fetal Development 
  4. The Mayo Clinic
    Fetal development
  5. Women Health
    Pregnancy: Stages of pregnancy


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