Baby development at 36 weeks

Baby development at 35 weeks
August 12, 2019
Baby development at 37 weeks
August 12, 2019

Baby development at 36 weeks

Weight gain accelerates

The baby is still packing on the pounds,  at a higher rate of about an ounce a day.

Making meconium

The baby is shedding most of his downy covering of hair that is lanugo, at the same time the waxy substance by the name vernixcaseosa that actually protected his skin during his long amniotic bath. At this He swallows both of these substances, that’s along with other secretions, which is resulting in a blackish mixture that is called meconium that will form the contents of his first bowel movements.

Breech baby?

Most likely the baby is already head-down. And if not, the caregiver may suggest scheduling an external cephalic version this is where the pressure is applied to your abdomen to try to manipulate your baby into a head-down position the position that will make it easy when the baby will be born.

Baby development at 37 weeks

 

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