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35 Weeks Pregnant: Your Baby’s Development

Got iron? Your baby builds up iron stores by absorbing it from your body, so load up on iron-rich foods in this final trimester. The majority of the absorption takes place in the final months before delivery.

Heads or tails. The head-down, or vertex, position is ideal for birth. If the baby’s bottom appears first, the delivery is called a breech birth. Amazingly, despite the tight quarters in your uterus, your little acrobat may turn several more times before birth.

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35 Weeks Pregnant: Your Symptoms

What you need to know about Caesareans. A Caesarean birth is one in which the baby is delivered through a surgical incision in the mother's uterus and abdomen. Ask your doctor which circumstances he or she believes require a Caesarean and when he’d perform the procedure.

The ABC of GBS. Sometime between now and 37 weeks, your healthcare provider may test you for the Group B streptococcus (GBS) bacterium. Although harmless to you, it can cause an infection in your baby during delivery. The test itself is simple: your doctor takes a swab from your vagina or rectum, or tests a urine sample. If you test positive, you may receive antibiotics intravenously (through a vein in your arm) during labour and delivery.

Did you know? Baby is getting ready for his or her first post-natal manicure! Those tiny fingernails have most probably reached the ends of baby’s fingers, and toenails are also visible.

35 Weeks Pregnant: Your Checklist

  • Discuss any pain medication options you’ll want during labor

  • Get tested for the Group B streptococcus (GBS) bacterium

  • Write those baby shower thank you notes

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