This thirty-first week of pregnancy signifies that birth is near, but it may feel like it’s not near enough! As the round ligament pain decreases, one may begin to experience back pain like never before. Sleeping comfortably for long periods is impossible for most expectant mothers. Your breasts begin preparing for lactation, and may begin leaking a sticky, yellowish substance called colostrum. This is perfectly normal. One may even begin leaking urine on laughing, sneezing, or coughing.

The baby can turn the head from side to side, arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump up as needed fat accumulates underneath the baby’s skin. The baby is about the size of a coconut, length is 16 ¼ inches and weighs 3 ¼ pounds.

Braxton Hicks contractions, leaky breasts are the body changes seen in this week.