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From now on, you can expect regular Braxton Hicks and your baby takes his way down to prepare your body for delivery. You need just to relax and prepare your “I’m aware” birth plan and to communicate with your baby using your sound and delicate touches on your tummy. For more information about the 34th week, keep reading the following lines.
Your baby is ready for delivery by the end of the 34th week, but his nervous system and lungs may need one or two more weeks to mature perfectly. A few babies need to spend several hours or even days in a neonatal nursery until their lungs are fully mature. As your baby has less space to move inside your womb, his movement pattern will differ accordingly. Your baby boy’s testicles will descend to the scrotum and his fingernails and toenails will exceed the tips of his fingers at the end of the 34th week.
You may suffer from premature labor at the 34 week, but rest assure because your baby’s survival without problems reaches 99%. You may suffer from numbness in your pelvic region or tingling sensation, but this indicates that you will deliver your baby soon. If your eyes are dry, you should ask your doctor about a suitable eye drops and sunglasses and avoid the direct sun at the peak times. You may need antidepressants to get rid of the pregnancy depression, even at its early stages.
Apart from the painful symptoms of your pregnancy, you should talk to your baby as much as you can, as he will hear your voice and know your smell directly after his birth. If you have an appointment with your doctor this week, you should let him evaluate your birth plan and show you the best pain relief ways for your delivery period.
You should let your doctor know if you have swelling hands or ankles, blurred vision, or headache, as they may be a sign of having pre-eclampsia. According to your doctor’s notes, you should check your hospital bag and nursery.
The 34th week can be a suitable time to purchase and install the car seat for your baby, as most of the hospitals stipulate this car to carry your baby to home. The birth ball is another important item for your labor, as it will encourage you to take the right position during the actual delivery.