Pregnancy Week 31
In pregnancy week 31, your baby will be close to 3.5 pounds in weight and 18 inches in length. The growth of your baby will happen continuously in this week also. Baby's skin will also get many layers of fat in this week and the layers of fat will keep on increasing in each coming week. Your baby's skin will have fewer wrinkles and the body parts will start looking fleshy. As your baby is growing in size, the baby will find it difficult to move inside the womb and in coming weeks the place inside the womb will get tighter and tighter. Due to the lack of space inside your womb, you will also feel uncomfortable. With each passing week, the space inside your womb will get less and less.
In pregnancy week 31 also you will continue feeling your baby's movements inside your tummy. You will also experience strong kicks form your baby and this will make you gasp for breath for some time. This is the indication that your baby has gained enough strength and is almost ready to undergo the delivery process. In pregnancy week 31, your uterus will be about 4.5 inches above your belly button. This will put more pressure on your lungs and thus you will have some difficulty in breathing. Now onwards take good care of yourself. This is the time when you should do easy work instead of doing heavy works. Take break form maximum work and take rest as much as you can. Yoga and some stretching exercises will also be good to prepare yourself for the delivery.
In pregnancy week 31 onwards you will start noticing various changes in your breasts too. You may get some kind of strange flow from your breasts. This is nothing but the leakage of colostrums, which is the pre milk that your breasts are producing for the nourishment of your newborn child. It will be yellowish orange in color and it will be the milk that your body will provide your baby for the first few days after delivery. But it is not the case with all women. Some women will get this discharge from the breast post they give birth to their baby. The colostrums are very beneficial for your newborn baby, as it protects your baby from several infections and complications in the first week of their life.
In case you are getting the leakage of colostrums in pregnancy week 31, then also there is no need to worry. You can buy nursing pads to prevent it leaking through your clothes. This kind of leakage is the indication that the growth of your breasts is almost complete and you can nourish your baby well when he or she comes in this world. Your breasts will produce the milk once your baby comes in this world. The mother's milk is the best for the baby, as it is pure and carries no infection. Many women think that if they will feed their baby the shape of their breasts will become improper but it is absolutely wrong.