Week 31 pregnancy symptoms | Signs of week 31 pregnancy | Diet for week 31 pregnant

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At 31 weeks pregnant you might be noticing that you've become forgetful. Don't worry it's all very common during this phase. Wondering what all is happening? Let's find out:

Baby Development:

Your baby is now size of a coconut

week 31 baby development

31 weeks pregnant baby weight in kg is around 1.7 kgs. Fetal weight at 31 weeks has increased so is the size which is that of a pineapple now. All the five senses of the baby are active now. The brain of the baby is growing rapidly. Lungs have also nearly developed. Baby at 31 weeks pregnancy is having proper sleep and wake cycles. Did you know eating sugary foods can wake your baby from its sleep cycle? The 31 weeks pregnant baby position is head down facing the exit. There is no decreased fetal movement at 31 weeks. If you feel the fetal movement has decreased, contact the hospital immediately.

Body Changes

At 31 weeks pregnant you might be feeling weak and tired as your body is working hard to create a new life. The baby's head is causing pressure on your bladder which is why you feel like urinating often. Nausea and headaches should ease by now. If not, severe nausea at 31 weeks pregnant might be a sign of a condition called preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a complication of high blood pressure. Consult a doctor if you are experiencing the symptoms of this condition. Your skin starts itching as the skin stretches. The uterus is pushing against your diaphragm, so you will experience shortness of breath.

Find your due date/Calculating your due date:

Unless you've been tracking your ovulation, for a health practitioner to exactly know when you ovulated and conceived is hard to say. Most women ovulate about two weeks after the first day of their period. So, to calculate a standard timing, most health practitioners calculate the due date from the first day of your last menstrual period.

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31 weeks pregnant symptoms:

Pregnancy SymptomsHere are a few number of common symptoms a woman may notice throughout her Pregnancy Symptoms Week 31.
  1. Shortness of breath
  2. Disturbed sleep
  3. Swollen hands and feet
  4. Constipation and gas
  5. Varicose veins
  6. Abdominal pain
  7. Frequent urination
  8. Foggy memory
  9. Fast-growing nails
  10. Leaky breasts
  11. Fatigue
  12. Restless legs

Tips for You This Week

You can support your body to prepare for pregnancy by following the tips below:

Use a wrist splint and rest your hands to deal with carpal tunnel syndrome. Invest in breast pads to help you with leaky breasts. Get plenty of sleep. Elevate your feet slightly when you sit. Always stand slowly after prolonged sitting or sleeping position as the blood pressure of the body is low at this stage. Try sleeping in a semi-seated position on your left side with one or both knees bent.


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