Week 32 of Pregnancy: Baby is now about as big as potato and takes up a lot of space in the womb and weighs about 1.7 kg and is about 42cm from head to toe.  Like a painting near completion, baby’s eyelashes, eyebrows and head hairs are obvious. From the 6th month onwards, the hair that covers the baby will fall off, although some may remain on the shoulders and back at birth.

Changes in your  body and life – Week 32 of Pregnancy

To meet the growing needs of you and your baby, your blood volume has increased by 40% to 50% since pregnancy. As the uterus approaches the diaphragm upwards and squeezes to your stomach, it can cause shortness of breath and heartburn. To relieve discomfort, try to sleep with a pillow and a small amount of meals.

As your pregnancy progresses, you may experience lower back pain. If you do, please inform your doctor immediately, especially if you do not have back pain before, as this may be a sign of premature birth. If it is not a premature birth, it may be uterine growth and hormonal changes that cause your back pain.

The dilated uterus changes the center of gravity, stretches and weakens the abdominal muscles, changes your posture and places pressure on your back. Hormonal changes during pregnancy make your joints loose and attach the pelvic bones to the ligaments of the spine. You can feel unstable and cause pain when you walk, stand, sedentary, roll over in bed, get out of a stool or bathtub, bend over or lift things.

What should I be aware of? – Week 32 of Pregnancy

At this point, there may be a risk of premature birth, signs and symptoms include the following:

  • Uterine contractions (abbreviated contractions) may not hurt, but it feels like the abdomen is tightened.
  • Contractions are accompanied by pain in the back, or a sense of pressure in the pelvis or thigh.
  • Changes in vaginal secretions: blood spots or bleeding, liquid excreted, liquid leakage from the vagina, thickening or bleeding.
  • If you contractions more than 6 times in an hour for at least 45 seconds, even if the contractions do not hurt, contact your doctor and visit the hospital, especially if vaginal bleeding or abdominal colic Important.

Periodic maternity inspection

Ask your doctor, friend, neighbor, colleague, or someone with a baby to find a trustworthy pediatrician because the decision to become a parent is an important decision before giving birth, pay attention to every small detail, even if It can be a sign of lack of iron, so please consult a doctor.

What checks should I do?

After week 32, your physician will ask you to have a maternity check twice a week to monitor your situation and your baby, and may provide variation tests based on your requirements and style, including:

  • Measurement of weight and blood pressure
  • Check for glucose and protein in urine
  • Check fetal heart rate
  • Measure the size of the uterus through external palpation (from external sensation) to understand how it relates to the expected date of delivery
  • Measure the height of the bottom position (top of the uterus)
  • Check for varicose veins and swollen hands and feet
  • Blood glucose test
  • Blood test for anemia
  • Anemia blood test
  • Diphtheria vaccination
  • Have had any abnormal symptoms

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Health information during pregnancy

Yoga

If you want to do yoga during pregnancy, it can be an ideal activity if you take precautions. Because yoga helps you learn to breathe deeply and relax, it comes in handy when you face the physical needs of childbirth, birth and parenting. Yoga relieves the body and mind, and during pregnancy, relieves physical stress and mood. Yoga classes are also the best way to meet other pregnant women and help each other.

Fungal treatment of toenails

If your toenails are infected with fungi, use topological antifungal ointment continuously. This medicine can be used throughout pregnancy, because there will not be enough drugs into the blood and cause problems.