31 Weeks of Gestation

Your 31st week begins

KEY INFORMATION BOX:
  1. At 31 weeks of gestation the baby weighs about 1,502 kg and measures 41.1 cm and has limited space inside the mother’s belly.
  2. With longer arms and legs , it is more proportional to the trunk and head of the fetus. If an ultrasound is done at this stage, it is quite possible that you will see the baby sleeping.
  3. In this stage, she is more “smart” and already responds to external stimuli such as the voice of dads and caresses in the belly which becomes a great joy and sensation for family members.
  4. Yawning baby is a delight to see, isn’t it? Can you imagine yours doing this through ultrasound? At this stage they usually sleep a lot and yawn too.
  5. Swelling in the legs is common, but it has to be monitored by the doctor and blood pressure must also be monitored very closely.

MORE INFORMATION ON 31 WEEKS OF GESTATION

At 31 weeks of gestation the baby weighs about 1.502 kg and measures 41.1 cm and has limited space inside the mother’s belly. Increasingly tight the baby’s movements tend to slow down and become more uncomfortable for mom.

Baby Development

With longer arms and legs , it is more proportional to the trunk and head of the fetus. If an ultrasound is done at this stage, it is quite possible that you will see the baby sleeping, he loves to sleep at this stage, as he is warm and cozy inside the safety of the mother’s womb, besides of course, listening to the heartbeat, his favorite sound!

At this stage of the 31st week of pregnancy, she is more “smart” and already responds to external stimuli such as the voice of dads and caresses in the belly which becomes a great joy and sensation for family members when they see the baby move when called. At 31 weeks of pregnancy, your lungs are almost ready and the production of surfactant begins to occur to prevent the alveoli wall from joining and sticking and making it difficult to breathe.

Yawning baby is a delight to see, isn’t it? Can you imagine yours doing this through ultrasound? At this stage they usually sleep a lot and yawn too, so you can be rewarded with a scene like that during the ultrasound exam. Your baby at this stage of 31 weeks of gestation, is very big, measuring about 41.1 centimeters and weighing from 1.502 to 2kg.

The accumulation of fat under the skin becomes more and more evident which makes it impossible for blood vessels to become as evident and clear as before. You are in the final stretch, your baby has very little time to finish developing and be ready to come into the world. Prepare your heart for so many emotions!

How is Mom Feeling …

Definitely in the 3rd quarter! Now with the belly already protruding to parade around it is very pleasant for the proud mom, but also taking a simple walk can become very tiring. Swelling in the legs is common, but it has to be monitored by the doctor and blood pressure must also be monitored very closely.

Mommy Care

The incidence of pre-eclampsia has increased and unfortunately this is due to the precarious feeding of pregnant women, but also with so much fast food and frozen food. Excess salt ends up becoming a villain and therefore, a good diet, being healthy with lots of vegetables, fruits and natural juices are very good for mom and baby.

At this stage your breasts will be even bigger, the areolas even darker and some bumps may appear around the breast. These are signs that your breasts are preparing for breastfeeding and are part of the process of producing breast milk.

Sensitivity in the area will also be increased, so wear more comfortable bras at this stage. The belly is huge and a dark line can split the abdomen in half! This is the black line that will remain until a few months after pregnancy , but don’t worry, as it appeared, it will disappear!

External factors…

At bedtime it’s getting harder, isn’t it? He has no comfortable position and when he can find one, everything starts to hurt and his breathing gets bad. Try to lie on the left side with a pillow between your legs that will help you relax and be more comfortable. If you are very anxious, have a good passiflora tea before going to bed which will help you relax and allow sleep to come more easily.

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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