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

Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 9
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 9

In month 9 of pregnancy, your baby is fully-grown and preparing for his big debut. Find out what to pack in your hospital bag as you prepare for labor and delivery.

Your Changing Body

Your weight gain will probably plateau or slow down now. While that may sound great, just remember: Your belly (and your outsized belly button) are carrying something amazing, and you'll be back to normal soon.

Your Developing Baby

Your baby and your body are gearing up for your special delivery. The cheese-like coating on baby's skin, vernix caseosa, is getting even thicker now to keep your babe moisturized for the big day.

Your Pregnancy

Your baby is still growing, but you may be relieved to find out that you're probably not!

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!

Ask Parents About Week 34

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Everything in Pregnancy Week 34

More About Your Pregnancy in Week 34

Your Baby

Your Body

  • When Your Baby "Drops"

    Your baby will soon be moving lower in your pelvis as you near your due date.

  • (More) Nausea and Vomiting

    You may not be done with morning sickness -- many women experience some nausea and vomiting in the third trimester.

  • Signs of Trouble

    Look for these warning signs that something may be wrong with your pregnancy. Call your doctor immediately if you notice any of them.

Your Self

  • Feeling Beautiful

    Focus on the ways that pregnancy makes you beautiful -- from your nails to your glowing skin.

  • Preparing Your Call List

    Creating a calling tree is a great way to get the word out about the birth of your baby without missing those precious first moments as...

  • Gear For Leaving the House

    Now is the time to get all the gear you need so you can be a modern mom on the go once the baby arrives.

Diet & Exercise

  • Fast, Fabulous Beans

    Try these delicious bean recipes to relieve constipation or just as a healthy snack.

  • Energy Boost Between Meals

    Eating small, healthy snacks throughout the day will help keep your energy up in these last few weeks.

  • Excessive Weight Gain

    Even if you've already gained more weight than your doctor recommended, it's never too late to start making healthy changes.

Q & A