Stages of Pregnancy Week by Week
Pregnancy Week 34
Learn how you baby is developing in week 34 and what warning signs to watch for in your third trimester, including reduced fetal movement.
Watch Your Baby's Growth
Your baby now weighs about three pounds, roughly the size of a melon. Get the scoop on how much more she'll grow before she's born--and what new developments she's making right now.
Your Changing Body
Feeling like you couldn't possibly get any bigger right now? Luckily, weight gain often plateaus or slows down by this time. That said, you probably can't see your shoes, you may (for the first time in your life) find it more comfortable to wear a bra while you sleep and your popped-out belly button might make you feel self-conscious.
Your Developing Baby
Your baby's preparing for his arrival in just a few short weeks! This week, the protective vernix caseosa (that cheese-like, white, waxy coating that's keeping his skin safe) begins to thicken, ensuring that his birthday suit stays smooth and well-moisturized during D-day.
Tip of the Week
Can't sleep? Regular exercise can help you snooze more soundly, so schedule a daily neighborhood stroll. Buy a body pillow to snuggle up to for extra support when you're side-sleeping. If heartburn's your big sleep stealer, try eating an earlier dinner -- minus heartburn triggers likes spicy, citrus, or carbonated food and drink of course.
Your Week 34 To-Do List
1. Add your baby to your insurance.
An Inside Look
Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.
Your Pregnancy Calendar
Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!