Week 34 Of Pregnancy: Tiny Fingers, Tiny Toes

pregnancy guide

What’s happening inside

Your baby’s nails have reached the tippy tips of his little fingers and toes! And you’ll be surprised how fast those tiny nails grow once he is born! Better get that nail clipper ready…

Maternal Changes

Your belly’s not the only thing growing in this pregnancy – up to 75% of women experience swelling of their extremities from water retention at some point during the nine months, and especially in the last trimester. Your shoes, watch, rings and socks might be feeling a tad tighter than usual, thanks to mild swelling (edema) of your hands, feet and ankles. The swelling generally disappears overnight or after several hours of horizontal rest, so sit and elevate those legs whenever you get the chance! Drinking lots of water also, ironically, help you lose some of that water in your system!

A Matter of Fact

Interesting and true: the distance from the top of your pubic bone to the top of your uterus roughly correlates with the number if weeks you’ve reached – this week, that would be about 34cm.

Tips for daddy

After a long day of standing and walking around, there’s nothing that says “I love you” louder than a relaxing foot massage for your wife!

A quote for mummy-to-be

There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.
– Jill Churchill

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