- Approximate length 18 inches, weight 5 to 6 pounds.
- The baby will be descending even lower into the pelvis; this is called “lightening” or “engagement.”
- As the baby rests his head in the pelvic cavity, mother’s lungs and stomach are less pressured, possibly making breathing easier.
- By this point in the pregnancy, his testes have usually completely descended.
Source: Valley Medical Center, Weekly Parenting Email