35 Weeks Pregnant ─ Pregnancy Symptoms

As Your Size Begins to Impact Your Daily Activities, it is Important to Stay Active During Week 35 of Your Pregnancy

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Back Pain
71% of women experience back pain as a symptom during week 35 of pregnancy. More >>
53% of women experience fatigue as a symptom during week 35 of pregnancy. More >>
41% of women experience cramps as a symptom during week 35 of pregnancy. More >>

Having a gentle exercise routine is important at this stage of your pregnancy. The more you move the more energy you will have going in to the final few weeks. Being active will also help with relieve some of the aches of late pregnancy.

Pregnancy 35 weeks pregnant fetus development


The Mouth is practicing sucking movements so your baby is ready to eat when born.

The Pupils now dilate when the sun or bright light filter into the uterus.

Fat accumulation is the predominant focus of your baby's development at this stage.

The Lungs are currently filled with fluid which will be eliminated when your baby takes its first breath.

Week 35 baby fetus size romaine lettuce
Fetus Size
Your baby is about the size of romaine lettuce during week 35.

LENGTH: 18.64 in / 47.3 cm
WEIGHT: 5.33 lb / 2417.6 g

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In these final weeks of pregnancy you will probably find yourself analyzing every ache and twinge thinking that it's the onset of labor. Your concern is normal but remember that most aches and pains are due to stretching ligaments or constipation rather than labor. It is possible to for you to have Braxton Hicks' contractions which occur as your uterus tightens, directing more blood to your placenta. These contractions are preparation for labor and can start many weeks prior. Some women are unaware of them, while others feel steady pain. To help relieve the discomfort, try changing your position when sitting or lying down, walk around, or take a warm bath. If you are unsure weather the contractions are Braxton Hicks', contact your doctor for verification.

As your belly continues to grow your posture will be affected. You will find yourself leaning back to compensate for heavy weight of your baby. Walking might transform into a waddle as you shift your weight from side to side, which is normal. Also, your waddle will increase in a few weeks as your baby starts to drop into your pelvis.

Premature Possibility

A premature birth refers to both the time of birth (before 37 weeks) and how well prepared your baby is for life outside the uterus. Premature births account for about 13% of U.S. births. There are a few key factors that may increase your likely hood of having a premature baby.
  • A previous obstetric history of prematurity of your mother or sister.
  • The state of your health prior to pregnancy.
  • Illness during pregnancy.
  • Having a multiple pregnancy.
  • Fetal reduced growth caused by lifestyle factors such as smoking.
  • Fetal issues.

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