Pains are increasing due to pressure caused by the amount of weight gained, as well as the movements of the baby. There is now very little room for the baby to move around, so it may feel like the baby is not moving as much. There is much more pressure being placed on the bladder, groin, and lower abdomen. One may start to feel some contractions. These irregular contractions are called Braxton-Hicks contractions. They usually feel like tight squeezing and are only mildly uncomfortable. They help get the cervix ready for delivery. A white substance may begin to secrete from the nipples. Cramps throughout the body will also continue.
Babies of all ethnicities are born with reddish-purple skin that changes to pinkish-red in a day or so. The pink tint comes from the red blood vessels that are visible through the baby’s still-thin skin. Because the baby’s blood circulation is still maturing, the hands and feet may be bluish for a few days. Over the next six months, the baby’s skin will develop its permanent colour. The baby is about the size of a small pumpkin, length is 20 ¼ inches and weighs 7 ¾ pounds.
Frustration and ripening cervix are the commonly seen symptoms by this week.