Stages of Pregnancy Week by Week
Pregnancy Week 35
Find out how your baby is growing in week 35 and how to relieve swelling and other aches and pains.
Watch Your Baby's Growth
Your Baby Is Almost Here: Week 35 of Pregnancy to Birth
At long last, you're about to meet your son or daughter! Watch the miraculous journey your baby will go through as he (or she) exits your uterus and enters the world.
Your Changing Body
Another labor signal to watch for is extra-thick vaginal discharge that's pink or a bit blood-tinged. This is the start of your mucus plug dropping. The mucus plug is a ball of tissue that's been blocking your cervical opening during pregnancy.
Your Developing Baby
At this point, your unborn baby should be positioned with her head facing down toward the cervix and vagina. About 97 percent of babies have adopted this position by this point; the rest remain in what's known as breech position -- when the butt or feet are in place to come out first.
Tip of the Week
If you have a dog or cat, you'll need to help it adjust to the baby. You can try taking a new baby blanket to the hospital. Wrap your baby in it for a few hours so it has his scent. Then have your partner bring it home to let the dog get used to the baby's scent before you and Baby come home from the hospital.
Your Week 35 To-Do List
1. Buy a baby book.
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!
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Help for Aches and Pains
Try these methods for reliving common pregnancy aches and pains.
Singleton Breech Babies and Version
Find out why you made need a version--the manual turning of your baby into position--if an ultrasound shows she is breech.
Find out how long your labor should last depending on if this is your first baby or not.
You may notice some swelling, especially in your hands and feet.
Keeping a Baby Journal
Keeping a memory book or journal is a great way to remember the first few weeks and months with your baby. They'll fly by.
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Loving a Second Child
Don't worry about not having enough love left over for a second child--your bond will grow strong in time.
Wrapping Up at Work
Don't forget to take care of these tasks before you begin maternity leave.
Diet and Exercise
Reaching Prepregnancy Weight
Write down a post-baby exercise plan to ensure you stay motivated to lose the pounds you gained during pregnancy.
Q&A: When Can Baby Fly?
Keep these tips in mind when it is necessary to take your newborn on a plane.
Q&A: Why Does Labor Hurt?
Learn what to expect during labor.
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