32 Weeks Pregnant ─ Pregnancy Symptoms

Your Baby Still Has Room to Move its Limbs and is Getting Much Stronger During Week 32 of Your Pregnancy

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Back Pain
72% of women experience back pain as a symptom during week 32 of pregnancy. More >>
60% of women experience fatigue as a symptom during week 32 of pregnancy. More >>
Acid Reflux
47% of women experience acid reflux as a symptom during week 32 of pregnancy. More >>

Your baby will be very active at this stage of your pregnancy. There is still a lot of room in the uterus for your little one to preposition and put some power behind its limb movements, which you will feel. Your doctor will assess the position of your baby during every checkup as it slowly moves into final birth position over the coming weeks.

Pregnancy 32 weeks pregnant fetus development


Your Uterus is pushing up against your abdomen and diaphragm. This may cause sensations of heart burn and being short of breath.

The Toenails & Fingernails have completely developed to their final form.

The Bones have just about reached their full pre-birth growth.

The Skin is becoming soft and smooth as the layer of soft, downy hair that has covered your baby's skin for the past few months — known as lanugo — starts to fall off.

Week 32 baby fetus size pineapple
Fetus Size
Your baby is about the size of a pineapple during week 32.

LENGTH: 17.04 in / 43.3 cm
WEIGHT: 3.81 lb / 1728.2 g

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At times throughout the later stage of pregnancy you may have a run of fast heartbeats or miss a beat occasionally. These heart palpitations are common and are usually nothing to worry about. They are caused by changes to your blood circulation. This being said, if your palpitations are accompanied by chest pain or loss of breath, you should contact your doctor.

At every doctor visit your doctor will examine and assess your baby's position. Many babies are in the breech position early in pregnancy and turn head down by the end of the third trimester. This being said, about 4% of births occur in the breech position. If your baby is in the breech position the best time for your doctor to try and turn the baby is between 32 to 37 weeks because there is still room in the uterus. After about week 36, the baby is unlikely to change to the correct head down position. Sometimes it is difficult for your doctor to determine which direction your baby is positioned by examination alone and may require an ultrasound scan. If your baby is breech your doctor will likely suggest a cesarean delivery.

At this stage you may be having trouble sleeping which can be caused by many factors. The size of your belly can make it uncomfortable to lie down in many positions. It is advantageous to try different positions with pillows supporting your back including between and under your legs. Also, during this phase of pregnancy you will have a lot on your mind in anticipation of the new member of your family, making relaxation difficult. It is important to take time for yourself each day. Taking a warm bath, meditating, getting a massage or just spending time with your partner can help you relax. Exercising and stretching are also great ways to lessen your anxiety and prepare you for sleep.

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