The biggest thing one will notice in this thirty-fourth week is the reduction of pressure on the chest and lungs. This is due to the baby moving down into the pelvis area. The uterus should be close to 5 ½ inches above the belly button. The belly button is probably extremely sensitive too. Some women have heartburn due to relaxation of the muscles in the lower oesophagus. Swelling in the hands, wrists, face, legs, ankles, and feet is likely increasing.
The baby’s fat layers – which will help regulate the body temperature once the baby is born – are filling out, making the baby rounder. The baby is about the size of a cantaloupe, length is 17 ¾ inches and weighs 4 ¾ pounds.
Fatigue, dizziness, itchy rash continues as the body changes in this week.