At this point in the pregnancy, most babies weigh between 5 and 6 pounds. They gain weight at the fastest rate ever during this time period, packing on 8–12 ounces every other week. Fat is deposited all over the baby’s body, but there is a particular focus on the shoulders and upper body.
The baby is now big enough that they are starting to feel cramped inside the uterus. This will lead to them moving around less, but when they do move, it will be with more force. You can tell if the baby is in a head-first position if their head is resting on the mother’s pubic bone. This is a sign that they are getting ready for labor.
Mothers-to-be usually start to feel a strong bond with their baby during the third trimester of pregnancy. This bond will continue to grow stronger and deeper after the baby is born. The intense attachment that a mother feels for her child is called bonding. It’s important to note that this doesn’t happen overnight and requires work and dedication.
It is of utmost importance for a mother to bond with her baby. This can happen later on, or it may develop over time. Mothers must realize that bonding goes beyond showering their baby with love and affection to make them feel protected. Bonding is about providing the baby with a sense of security in the world outside the womb.
When 35 weeks pregnant, the average baby weighs about 6.8 pounds. The mother’s uterus is about 5 to 6 inches from the top of the navel. It’s important not to panic whether the mother’s acquaintances who are at a similar stage in their pregnancy are bigger or smaller in comparison. This is because no two people can ever be the same, and every woman carries their own pregnancy differently.
Each pregnancy is different, and women carry their baby in different ways. Some women carry their pregnancy lower, wider, or even higher than others. It is also not uncommon for women to carry different pregnancies differently, depending on their individual body type. This is the time when superstitious women start analyzing how the way they carry their pregnancy will determine the sex of their baby.
Although it’s fun to guess the gender of a baby, it’s more exciting to be surprised when the baby is born. For 35 weeks pregnant mothers, each day is more uncomfortable than the last. But, they are also anxious to meet their baby.