The Baby’s Development – Week 36

  • 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

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