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36 Weeks Pregnant – What to Expect Your 36th Week of Pregnancy

In week 36 of your pregnancy it’s time to forget your aching back (and everything else!) by trying to focus on your baby who is now about six pounds and 20 inches long.

Growth will experience a slowdown now, both so your baby will be able to fit the narrow passageway to the outside and also so he or she can store up all the energy needed for delivery.

Talk about a growth spurt! Your baby has gone from the size of a sesame seed to a 6-pound 20-incher in about six months time! That incredible rate of growth slows now for two important reasons. First, your little one is storing up the energy reserves he’ll need to get through labour and enter the world. Plus, if his body got much bigger, he’d have a really tough time fitting through the narrow alley of your birth canal, a tight squeeze no matter what.

Speaking of that journey, it’s a good thing for both of you that his bones are still flexible, enabling a gentler ride to the big meet and greet. Leading the way is his nifty noggin, featuring ingenious floating skull plates that overlap to allow the head to compress on the way out. When your little one emerges, you’ll notice a soft rectangular area on the top of his cute little head. This soft spot, or anterior fontanel, is where your baby’s skull’s bones haven’t yet fused. They’ll close by the time he turns 18 months.

Final touches are making your baby ready for prime time. Blood circulation has been fine-tuned and the immune system is set to do battle with germs outside the womb. After birth, your little fighter will continue to reap the benefits of your antibodies thanks to your colostrum and breast milk. And speaking of that breast milk, baby’s digestive system is ready to accept liquid food, theoretically, since your little one still gets all his nutrition – and oxygen – he needs from the placenta.

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Zen Mama
Zen Mama
1 year ago

My baby boy weighing 7.2lbs 🤗😩

Victoria Ellul
Victoria Ellul
1 year ago

36 weeks today! 🙂

Chelsea Miller
Chelsea Miller
1 year ago

I'm now 36 weeks along!!!! My first baby boy feels like i been pregnant forever

Lakahla Abercrombie
Lakahla Abercrombie
1 year ago

36 weeks with my baby boy , due August 20th, 2019 . I have 3 weeks to go . 27 days to go . I’m kinda nervous because this is my first pregnancy but I feel like I can do this 😊.

MzHouston
MzHouston
1 year ago

I have 2 boys carrying first daughter. Cant wait to meet her Aug 24,2019 WOOT WOOT!

Dimplesss L
Dimplesss L
1 year ago

I just turned 36 weeks and my baby head been down to my pelvis since I was 35 weeks

Keyonna06
Keyonna06
1 year ago

I'm 36 weeks pregnant with twins. I'm having a scheduled c-section in 8 days. I can't wait. I've have been pregnant all year since I got pregnant in January. I'm ready for it to be over.

Girls Beauty Secrets and Fashion
Girls Beauty Secrets and Fashion
1 year ago

m in 38 weeks but by usg FL 36weeks now i admit for artificial pains after 2days .delivery at 36 weeks safe or not i m so worreid about

Shawna Watson
Shawna Watson
1 year ago

36 weeks today! I’m so ready to deliver now 😩😖

Teedy Brown
Teedy Brown
1 year ago

36 weeks today
28 days left I can't wait

Stephanie Trudeau
Stephanie Trudeau
1 year ago

36 weeks today with my second baby girl! Can't wait to see her and for her big sister to be able to meet her!

tripple6sinners
tripple6sinners
1 year ago

36 weeks today!!! Getting induced 11/25 !🥰🥰

shrotoswini' pal
shrotoswini' pal
1 year ago

I'm in just 35weeks 2days today..my baby weighs is 1.9kg..is it normal? Coming Sunday is my date of delivery…

Maryam Jojo
Maryam Jojo
1 year ago

I got my my baby boy 36 weeks 👶🏻 so happy to hold him

HaitianMuslimah
HaitianMuslimah
1 year ago

36 weeks tomorrow I can’t wait until I can have my body back to myself

Temwani machalo
Temwani machalo
1 year ago

35weeks 1day today .Anyone due in March 😘😘#2020

SirParcifal
SirParcifal
11 months ago

Omg. Hes kicking my butt

The NativeBeauty
The NativeBeauty
9 months ago

Officially 9 months pregnant with my baby boy!! 😍😍💙💙36 weeks!! 💕💕

Ty Wade
Ty Wade
8 months ago

Currently 36 weeks and I’m beyond scared to be having my first baby. Good luck to the rest of the pregnant mommy’s ❤️

Aaliyah Almaraz
Aaliyah Almaraz
8 months ago

36 weeks today! First time mom with a little girl, so anxious to meet her 💗

theneedtocomment
theneedtocomment
7 months ago

36 weeks today. Really scared. Risk of bleeding out after delivery. 🙁

Kenyetta West
Kenyetta West
7 months ago

Currently 36 weeks and a day today. Due Date Aug4th. She hasn’t gave any good sonograms this whole pregnancy now I’m just awaiting to see my beautiful/stubborn LEO Princess 💋🥰

Riqochet Rose Tarot
Riqochet Rose Tarot
7 months ago

I want my little Prince outta me, neeoooow!

AmazingGrace
AmazingGrace
7 months ago

Momma is ready to meet you my little king 🤴 💓😇just made 36wks and it feels like forever

David Williams
David Williams
7 months ago

She has a wonderful speaking voice.
Very clear and easy to understand.

MaryLeila2245
MaryLeila2245
6 months ago

I’ll 36 weeks this Friday with my third and I can’t-wait for this little creature to come out of me. Im exhausted

Angel Demon
Angel Demon
6 months ago

My wife turned 35 weeks today and i heard my baby's heart beat😇 wish her a safe delivery

di azizam
di azizam
6 months ago

I am so scared 😭

Laila M
Laila M
6 months ago

36 weeks and just checking on my princess . 🤗

Pumkin Montana
Pumkin Montana
6 months ago

I’m finally 9 months !!!!! Thank you!!!!! I can’t wait to meet my baby boy !

Pe Blu
Pe Blu
5 months ago

36 weeks and i can't wait to meet my princess.

Amber xx
Amber xx
5 months ago

36 weeks today 💓 can’t wait to meet my little girl 💓

Heidi Sapp
Heidi Sapp
5 months ago

My first baby’s trip through the birth canal snapped his collar bone in half! I had no idea that was possible! Turned out okay though. But my second child was fine, guess the alley way was a little wider the second time ! Lol

Michelle
Michelle
5 months ago

I'm 36 weeks and 5 days and I can't wait to have him on the outside. It's been fun lol. I'm just super nervous because they say he's in the 92nd percentile and big babies have a hard time coming out. Also this is my 1st.

Nerdy Nella
Nerdy Nella
5 months ago

36 weeks on monday ❤

yvan369
yvan369
4 months ago

did anyone else try to get to taco bell and end up ehre instead by accident? broooo

Jill Dalton
Jill Dalton
4 months ago

36 weeks with my first baby girl, already have 2 boys so excited to meet her next week, getting induced at 37 weeks due to high bp and preeclampsia.

PAWPatrolFanatic AUTTP PPFP VGCP
PAWPatrolFanatic AUTTP PPFP VGCP
3 months ago

I was born right at the point of the full term week, so I was still considered premature

Polar Bear
Polar Bear
3 months ago

My baby is 8 lbs 😳 I wish he was only 6 lbs! I’m ruined…..

The Jazzynextdoor
The Jazzynextdoor
2 months ago

36 weeks today this 3 trimester is just flying by, I can’t wait to meet my little princess 😍💖

Alaya Hunt
Alaya Hunt
2 months ago

36 weeks today! Can’t wait to meet my babygirl Aria ❤️

itscassieslife
itscassieslife
2 months ago

Who is pregnant in December 2020

Toni Vilomar
Toni Vilomar
1 month ago

I get induced next Thursday and I’ll be exactly 36 weeks with my twins 😭💞🙏🏽

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