In this article you will learn
You still have one month of your pregnancy ahead of you. This article answers the following questions:
- What happens in the 36th week of pregnancy?
- How big is my baby at 36 weeks?
- What happens to my body at 36 weeks?
- How can I prepare for the baby blues?
36. SSW: What happens in the 36th week of pregnancy?
Your baby has already gained a lot of weight by the 36th SSW: Little arms and legs are slightly rolled and formed by small fat pads. The skin is full and rosy. White adipose tissue now makes up eight percent of your child's body weight.
That's good, because the baby has sufficient energy storage after birth and doesn't cool down so quickly.
The light body hair, the lanugo hair, has now completely fallen out. In addition to the cheese smear, it has the task of protecting the baby's skin from the amniotic fluid and thus from drying out. The cheese smear is now less. However, at the time of birth, there will still be enough of the greasy substance to allow the baby to slide through the birth canal more easily.
How big will my baby be at 36 weeks?
In the 36th week of pregnancy, your baby is the size of a romaine lettuce, which corresponds to a length of approximately 46cm. It now weighs almost 2.8 kilos.
What happens to my body at 36 weeks?
Your uterus reaches its maximum size and weight at 36 weeks. Overall, you've probably gained between 25 and 30 pounds since the beginning of your pregnancy. But it can also be more or less and is affected by how much weight has been gained from water retention. It is not uncommon for the body to collect more water during pregnancy in the hot summer because you also move less due to more severe circulatory problems.
Another complaint that occurs more frequently in the third trimester of pregnancy is incontinence. The baby is now pressing on the bladder more and more, occasionally causing you to lose control. It's best to always wear a panty liner or period panties to feel more secure.
How can I prepare for the baby blues?
Many pregnant women don't get it after the birth overwhelmed not only by her emotions but also by the hormones. That's why some experience the so-called baby blues, an emotional low, after childbirth. You may be agitated, moody, or afraid that you're not living up to your new role.
It may help you to make yourself and those around you aware before the birth that this emotional roller coaster ride is normal. Your body will be exhausted after childbirth, at the same time it will experience a hormonal change and start producing milk. For most pregnant women, the baby blues wear off after a few days. If the symptoms persist because you may have suffered from depression before you became pregnant, you should seek professional help and realize that you are not alone.
Up to 15 out of 100 women get in the first three months after birth, about half of them (8 out of 100) have a mild to moderate form. About 7 out of 100 women develop major depression. Without treatment, postpartum depression usually lasts four to six months.
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