One should be gaining an average of a pound per week, and the blood volume has increased by up to 50 percent. One is probably still experiencing the normal pregnancy symptoms: fatigue, leaking breasts, pregnancy pains, constipation, heartburn, insomnia, shortness of breath, cramps in the legs, vaginal discharge, nosebleeds, haemorrhoids, varicose veins, mood swings, stretch marks, contractions, and sometimes—even at this late stage—nausea. The baby may already have moved toward the pelvis in preparation for birth.

The baby can focus on large objects that are not too far away, and this ability to focus will stay that way until birth. The toenails and fingernails have grown in, along with real hair. The baby is about the size of a jicama, length is 16 ¾ inches and weighs 3 ¾ pounds.

During this week, shortness of breath, lower-back pain and baby’s movement are seen.