Is there much change now you 36 weeks pregnant are you? The answer is yes! From this week your baby, who is now as big as a crop of Roman lettuce, will go down! And hopefully he or she will do this in the right position. So this is with the head down, also called the occipital position. That your baby is going to scale now brings a number of advantages and disadvantages. You can read more about this in this blog.
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More air in your lungs
Now that your baby is going to drain, your lungs will get more space again and you can breathe well again. Another positive consequence of the descent is that you suffer from stomach acid, this will reduce considerably from now on or even disappear completely.
In most cases your baby will adopt the right attitude. Generally, your baby is carefully guided in this position by your body. The head fits nicely between your pelvis bones. For the baby it is therefore the most comfortable to lie down with the head. Still, it can happen that your baby chooses a different posture, this is called a breech presentation. A good midwife in that case can try to turn your baby well. If this is not possible, it may be necessary to schedule a Caesarean section.
36 Weeks pregnant: urinate more often
A few minor consequences of the sedation are that you probably have to go to the toilet more often than before and that you feel a pressure on your vagina. This can sometimes feel uncomfortable. What might be an advantage is that you do not have to work anymore. In fact, you can no longer work. So you have the opportunity to go to the toilet as often as necessary and you can take your rest well.
36 weeks pregnant: The final bids for the delivery!
Now that you are 36 weeks pregnant, the birth is getting closer. This is also a good time to get a suitcase ready, the so-called flight case. Even if you have opted for a home birth, a case is always handy. It can happen that you still have to go to the hospital quickly. When packing it is wise to keep in mind that you spend at least 1 night in the hospital.
What you can take with you anyway:
- Nightgown or sleeping shirt;
- Extra shirt for during delivery;
- Enough underwear (about 4 pieces);
- Bathrobe and slippers / slippers;
- Easy-fitting clothing for when you can go home;
- 2 rompers;
- Hat, socks, cardigan for your baby;
Do not forget the Maxi-Cosi either! It is also useful to have the most important documents in your bag, such as your passport and the health insurance card.