Stages of Pregnancy Week by Week

What My Baby Looks Like in Week 36

In week 36 your baby's kicks may start to feel different because he's starting to run out of room to move around inside the womb.

Your baby is about the size of a bowling ball and weighs approximately 6 pounds. The bones on the top of your baby's head have not fully fused. This allows for some flexibility and give when your baby moves through the birth canal. Fetal kicks may actually feel more like a sliding motion now as your baby begins to run out of room. Your baby's bones have been storing calcium and have become stronger, but they are still somewhat pliable. The flexibility helps the baby accommodate the limited diameter of the birth canal without injury.
Illustrations Courtesy of the Sprout Pregnancy App

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