Development Week 32
Your baby is now weighing close to 4 pounds (1702gm), has all the use of all 5 senses and the final touches are being worked on. Fingernails and toenails have grown, and eyelashes, eyebrows, and the hair on your baby's head are evident. The lanugo hair that has covered your baby since the first trimester is beginning to fall off, although some may remain on the shoulders and back at birth.
32 Weeks Pregnant
The position of your uterus, about 5 inches above your navel, may start to cause you some heartburn and constipation, indigestion and breathlessness. You can combat this by drinking plenty of water, eating small meals and ensuring that you are getting enough fiber in your diet.
Are you experiencing symptoms such as sudden weight gain, headaches, or changes in vision? These symptoms might mean you have preeclampsia, a dangerous condition that causes high blood pressure and may affect both the mother and fetus during the second and third trimesters. Preeclampsia can lead to eclampsia, which can cause seizures, coma, or even maternal or fetal death. During your prenatal visits, your health care provider will monitor your blood pressure, urine, and swelling, but if you experience any warning signs of preeclampsia, talk to your health care provider right away.
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