This week you should have another appointment with your midwife and during this appointment you will be given information about your labour and birth, so if you have any questions this is a great time to ask. Baby Have you noticed any limbs pushing out from your bump when baby moves? As baby continues to grow the room inside will get less and less and so, they are likely to be head down with their knees up towards the chest in the traditional foetal position.
Baby is now around 45cm from head to heel, the size of one of those cute little baby vests they will be wearing very soon! If you are having a boy then his testicles will be descending from his abdomen into his scrotum.
When born, his genitals may seem a little large, this is no indication of how well endowed he will be later in life, but more likely due to the extra fluid or hormones and will go down after a few days. Mum Your breasts will probably be feeling huge now and may also be leaking a little colostrum as your breasts prepare to feed your baby.
Now is a good time to start thinking about how you plan to feed baby, you will be given more information about breastfeeding at your next midwife appointment. If you haven’t already written your birthing plan then this is a great time, armed with all the information from your midwife, or if you have then you may want to make a few tweaks.
This article has been written using the latest guidance and information from trusted sources, primarily the NHS. This information should not replace the advice from professional medical advice.