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32 Weeks Pregnant – What to Expect Your 32nd Week of Pregnancy

What’s up with your baby in week 32? She’s starting to get ready for her big debut, tipping the scales at almost four pounds and topping out at just about 19 inches.

In these past few weeks, it’s all about practice, practice, practice as she hones the skills she’ll need to thrive outside the womb.

At about 4 pounds and 16 to 19 inches long, your baby is curled up in, well, the fetal position. After all, there’s not much room left at this particular inn. Not to worry, though. She’s totally comfy in there, even if you’re not quite comfy out here.

As your baby hunkers down in your bunker to ride out the last few weeks of gestation, she’s probably settling into the most common birthing position: head down, bottom up. Anatomically, it makes sense. She’s maximizing what little space she has by dropping her head into the bottom of your inverted pear-shaped uterus. It’s also natural since baby’s bean is heavier than her tiny tush.

With only 8 more weeks to go, your busy bee is gearing up for life outside the womb. Those breathing movements she’s been practicing? Well, they’re almost perfect now, changing from the short staccato bursts of only 10 seconds long to a more regular and rhythmic pattern that’ll eventually churn out 40 breaths per minute – the normal rate of a newborn.

These breathing lessons serve another purpose as well, encouraging the lungs to produce more surfactant, the protein that’ll help the lungs expand after birth and that’s essential for healthy lung development.

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Reinforcements for the monumental task of producing surfactant come from another source, too. The adrenal glands, located on top of the kidneys, are hard at working starting to pump out cortisol, which will in turn help stimulate more surfactant production. These workhorse glands are producing 10 times the amount of cortisol a normal adult produces. Pretty amazing for someone so small!

Meanwhile, lanugo is continuing to shed, leaving only small patches of fuzz on the shoulders and back. Fingernails have grown almost long enough to be in need of a trim, but they’re still pretty soft. Baby might not need a mini-manicure just yet, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t treat yourself to one while you still have the time – a pedicure, too. After all, bet you can’t see your toes.

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Little TT
Little TT
1 year ago

I'm 32 weeks and 1 day today exicted

Umu Diamond Ali
Umu Diamond Ali
1 year ago

Iam 32weeks today 😍 i can’t wait to meet my baby girl 👧 soon inshallah ❤️

Izamar Unique
Izamar Unique
1 year ago

32weeks with my 4th baby.

Niveb Connor
Niveb Connor
1 year ago

32 weeks today October 31st 2019

SunnyUnderSun
SunnyUnderSun
1 year ago

32 weeks tomorrow yay! 😊💕

Queen Raichous
Queen Raichous
1 year ago

Im 32 weeks and 3 days! I cannot wait to meet my little one😍😍 so excited!!!

Chantal Lopez
Chantal Lopez
1 year ago

I’ll be 32 weeks Wednesday 🤗

Hasnur Jaman Himel
Hasnur Jaman Himel
1 year ago

How much weight we can be expect on 32 weeks?

D2 Cents
D2 Cents
1 year ago

Good morning 🌞 God has bless us with this Miracle and good health we thank you Lord 🙏

Jannilyn Trinidad
Jannilyn Trinidad
1 year ago

Sana Pagnanganak Ako Ang Tuwa Tuwa Ng Pamilya Ko

GiGi
GiGi
1 year ago

I’m 31 + 4 days 🦋

Ashley Bellerose
Ashley Bellerose
1 year ago

My baby is still Breach :(. Hoping that little one flips soon. Monday I have an ultrasound. Also I have 7 weeks left because I am being induced cuz of gestational diabetes

Sara Perales
Sara Perales
1 year ago

I'm 32 weeks pregnant

Nicole G
Nicole G
1 year ago

32 weeks today! ♥️ Can't wait to meet and hold my daughter❤❤

Erica Owusu
Erica Owusu
1 year ago

Am 32 weeks today.i have 4boys my 5 is a baby girl can't wait to see her

Suraiya Islam Munni
Suraiya Islam Munni
1 year ago

32 weeks running…. so much excited ❤

Srta.TacoMal
Srta.TacoMal
1 year ago

"Head down, bottom up." My mind immediately went to "face down, ass up", nooooo 😂

Srta.TacoMal
Srta.TacoMal
1 year ago

"Bet you can't see your toes!" Nice try, attempting to get me to stand… You can't fool me or this bed I'm glued to.

Cheyenne Larson
Cheyenne Larson
1 year ago

I've been watching these videos with each pregnancy since 2017, on our third baby now…

sunny 1019
sunny 1019
9 months ago

What’s everyone’s plan for delivering during the virus 🦠

Tanisha Duran
Tanisha Duran
9 months ago

Not only a pedicure , I’m in need of a Brazilian wax and everything closed because of the coronavirus ..😩😔

MrsAtkinson 2u
MrsAtkinson 2u
8 months ago

I'm 32 weeks today!

Amber xx
Amber xx
6 months ago

32 weeks today 🥰

Pernille Boldemann
Pernille Boldemann
5 months ago

Week 32, 8 weeks more to go and today I was invited to a friend's birthday party what turned out to be a surprise babyshower for me!🌺🌺🌺
I love my friends❤❤❤❤❤

Lainey Shang
Lainey Shang
5 months ago

32 weeks today!

Alicia Thurston
Alicia Thurston
5 months ago

32 weeks today !!! Soooo ready for him to be here 😁

Monique Jefferson
Monique Jefferson
4 months ago

I am 32 weeks and 4 days with a little boy… But I have preeclampsia smh

Sharlee Gastelum
Sharlee Gastelum
4 months ago

First time mom with a baby boy💙32 weeks now!

Yelenis Rodriguez
Yelenis Rodriguez
3 months ago

32 weeks tomorrow, can’t wait to meet my baby girl 😍

Bonnie Bundles
Bonnie Bundles
2 months ago

32 weeks today !!!

Satondra Mcdaniel
Satondra Mcdaniel
2 months ago

Actually Heidi .. i can see my toes just fine 🤣 that’s about it tho… i wish these 8 weeks would hurry 🙄😭

Sushma rai
Sushma rai
2 months ago

Almost 32 weeks

Joana Mayira
Joana Mayira
2 months ago

32 weeks and 2 days pregnant today 54 days left until I meet my little princess February 26 2021, praying for all moms to have a safe delivery 🙏🏽❤

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