36 Weeks Pregnant: Signs and Symptoms


Check out the signs and symptoms of 36 weeks pregnant woman. Learn all about the preparations to be made for the baby along with the common fears, anxiety, sensations, and feeling of soon to be a mother.

36 Weeks Pregnant

In terms of pregnant, it is 36 weeks from conception or this is 38 obstetric. A very important point. Now the pregnancy is absolutely complete. You can without fear for the health of the child to wait for his birth. And it can happen any day for the next 4 weeks.

Signs and Symptoms of 36 Weeks Pregnant Woman

Many moms note that the set of their weight has stopped. And some even say that one night they lost weight by 1 kg or more. The latter, by the way, is one of the obvious signs of very fast delivery. The fact is that for the onset of labor, the level of the hormone progesterone should decrease.

Symptom of Pregnancy

The very one that promotes “preservation” of pregnancy and fluid retention in the body. You have less swelling, and you lost weight? You can consider this a sign of a decrease in progesterone. Soon you will become a mother.

That’s just not quite clear what happens to the baby after the thirty-sixth week of pregnancy, as he begins to move less. More precisely, his movements are no longer jerky, but undulating, rather. This is absolutely normal. Especially for moms, whose babies have already dropped deep into the pelvis. There they can not turn the head, which means that the movements become less diverse and noticeable.

Increase Contraction

By the way, these very turns of the child’s head in the bladder area are one of the most painful for expectant mothers. Now in this plan it becomes easier.

Increasingly there are preparatory battles Brexton-Higgs, or, as they are called, training. They can arise in response to the slightest “irritation”. For example, when the mummy turns from one side to the other, it suddenly rises from the prone position (you must first lie on your side, then quietly sit down and only then get up), just walks or does household chores.

If earlier all this was called “hypertonus” and required the intake of spasmolytic drugs and magnesium preparations, now such a preparation of the uterus is a good sign. Probably, you will not be pacing pregnancy and give birth to the date of the PDR.

Guidance PDR

By the way, about the PDR, how to calculate it correctly? Usually, moms are guided by the information that indicates the closest date. For example, mothers of children who grow up ahead of time believe that they should give birth a week earlier than the month of the month. But often it happens not so.

If we are to judge the duration of pregnancy and the date of delivery for ultrasound, then only on the first, made at the earliest possible date, when an embryo appeared, or based on the data of the first screening ultrasound in 11-13 obstetric weeks.

At 36 weeks, as well as at 37 weeks of pregnancy by conception, and further noted a bad dream with moms. It is impossible to find a position in which it would be convenient to lie. Many sleep reclining and many times per night they sit down on the bed, since they lie side by side or unbearably the pubis and the entire pelvis. The last weeks of pregnancy are very difficult, especially for women who gain weight in weight and bear large children.

Fetal Development in 36 Weeks Pregnant Mother

If you make ultrasound on this term, then the weight of the baby will be determined in the region of 3 kg, and the weight from 49 cm and more. Dependence of height and weight on many factors. This is the presence or absence of fetoplacental insufficiency, and the genetic characteristics of the family, and individual characteristics, and the nature of the nutrition of the mother, and her way of life.

According to statistics, smoking women are much more likely to give birth to small children – less than 2.8-3 kg. And in diabetics more often large babies are born – more than 4.5 kg. That’s just not good.

36 Week Fetal Development

Subcutaneous fat continues to be deposited in the baby, and if the blood supply to the mother-fetus system is in order, he will continue to gain weight and acquire fat until the very birth.

However, only large sizes and weight no longer allow the baby to move freely in the uterus. But it does not matter, he needs to preserve the maximum strength for hard work – his birth.

The kid actively swallows the amniotic fluid along with the hairs of the lanugo and the products of vital activity, and all this accumulates in the intestine. But it’s not scary.

Within a couple of days after giving birth, the intestine will be released from original feces- meconium. In general, it is very important. Due to the fact that meconium stretches the rectum, the intestine ceases to exist – it shrinks. That determines the feeling of hunger.

By the way, ultrasound is now being watched as to whether there is an expansion of the intestinal loops. And if so, this may indicate an oxygen starvation of a child or intrauterine infection. To make sure that everything is in order, conduct a Doppler study of blood vessels umbilical cord, uterus, middle cerebral arteries and the aorta of the baby.

The placenta currently has 2 or 3 degrees of maturity, less often the first. It is said that the younger the placenta, the later the delivery will begin. That is, women with a third degree of maturity of the placenta have a chance to give birth this week, and those who still have the first degree of maturity will have to walk another 2-4 weeks. This is not always true.

36 Week Fetal Development

The “young” placenta is always good, as it is guaranteed to nourish the fetus qualitatively. By the way, the placenta now weighs 300-600 grams. She grew up with the fetus throughout her pregnancy, but it will not increase.

If you are carrying a boy, you should know that 96% of males have testicles dropped into the scrotum by this time. If not, and the baby is born with undescribed testicles, doctors advise to watch it for another year. If the testicles did not migrate to the scrotum, an operation is performed in a year.

Girls on this term of pregnancy are born with completely formed external sexual organs. Large labia close small, that is, they are not visible.

The fetal lungs produce a surfactant – a substance that covers them from the inside, in order to avoid blocking. If the surfactant is small, the child cannot breathe on his own. This is one of the main problems premature infants. But now your baby is no longer threatened.

In general, all organs and systems work normally.

If you look at the child, it has a rather interesting and unusual look. A big head rises in the eye. More precisely, its ratio to the body. Such “tadpoles” children will remain almost until the end of the first year of life. Then the head will cease to grow at a rapid pace, the chest will expand, and the proportions of the body will become normal in our opinion.

Fetometry in the norm is as follows:

  • BPR – 86-100mm.
  • LZ – 108-128mm.
  • OG – 309-357 mm.
  • OJ – 304 -368 mm.
  • BK – 68-78mm.
  • PC – 60-70mm.
  • КП – 52-60мм.
  • KG – 60-68mm.

Signs and Symptoms of Early Delivery

According to PDR there are many signs and symptoms that show that there are chances of early delivery. Some of these signs are as follows.

  1. Large Fetus Size
  2. Large Fetus Size

    If the fetus is large, outstrips its term of gestation in size.

    Recall that the process of delivery starts, including the fetus itself, when it is fully ready for birth.

    This means, that it has full lungs, sufficiently developed subcutaneous tissue to keep normal temperature, not to freeze.

    The doctor estimates the size of the fetus by the volume of the abdomen and the results of the ultrasound.

  3. Diagnosed ICI
  4. If the ICI is diagnosed, there are sutures on the cervix and (or) there is a pessary. That is, women with the threat of premature birth. They have a weak neck, shortened, some even ajar.

    For this category, there is enough small provocation in the form of withdrawal of support – pessaries or seams, so that the cervix begins to open quickly, and labor begins.

    Usually, after they are removed, labor occurs within a week.

  5. Mucus Discharge
  6. The mucous plug has already departed. These are not just mucous discharges, but a large lump of mucus with bloody veins.

    The fact is that this one goes away immediately after the beginning of the opening of the cervix. Usually birth occurs in the coming days or even hours.

  7. Cervix is Soft
  8. The cervix is soft, loose, skipping 1-2 fingers. This it becomes weeks before 2 before delivery. A small opening of the cervix cannot always be noticed by the doctor during an examination since the neck can be strongly deflected posteriorly.

    Cervix Check

    By the way, gynecological examinations often lead to the onset of labor if the cervix is already ready. Women ask their doctors to “dig” to them so that the birth begins. Often immediately after the examination, the mucous plug leaves the cervix.

    If, according to the doctor, the neck is “oak”, then the next 2 weeks you do not exactly give birth. And maybe even need medical help – the stimulation of childbirth.

    Regular and quite tangible contractions of a woman usually begin to feel when the cervix is opened from 3 cm (fingers, as doctors say).

    However, if the previous birth occurred in 37-38 weeks, even if due to the same ICP, it is not at all a fact that these too will start as early as that.

  9. Fetus Head in Pelvis
  10. The baby’s head went deep into the pelvis. So deep that it sees not only the doctor on the examination, but also the mother herself notices, as there are pains, unpleasant sensations in thirty-six weeks of gestation in the perineum, and the stomach falls so low that the palm over it easily rests.

    You have to walk, supporting the stomach, or constantly wear a bandage. Slowly lowered into the pelvis, the presenting part of the child presses against the cervix, provoking its opening.

    However, not all the children go to the pelvis by the time of birth. When, in case of polyhydramnios, a woman leaves her water with a mature neck, she may have problems with labor if the doctor does not manually help her drop.

    For this, he breeds the fetal membranes with his hands and with the help of tools, produces a puncture of the bladder if it again coalesces, and there is still a lot of water under the head of the baby.

Dear women, do not set yourself up in advance for childbirth at a certain date (if it is before PDR). It will be very psychologically and physically difficult when you begin to “turn around”. It is easier in this regard for women who had a previous pregnancy for 41-42 midwife weeks, and are now patiently waiting for the onset of fights or the passage of amniotic fluid.

Ways to Speed Up Childbirth

Usually, these methods are recommended for women who have a cervix that is not yet ready for delivery at this time.

  1. Sex Without Condom
  2. Sex

    This is only done only if the partner has no unpleasant genital symptoms and infections. The semen contains prostaglandins, which provoke uterine contractions, its excitability.

  3. Medicinal Candles
  4. This is an antispasmodic drug that is injectedvaginally.

    It helps the cervix to relax more quickly.

    Judging by the opinions of the women who gave birth, they did not always act. However, someone helped.

    For women with a tight neck, the uterus will not be superfluous.

  5. Persuasion of Baby
  6. The kid has heard her mother for a long time. Psychologists also assure that they can listen to her requests.

  7. Castor Oil or Enema
  8. The meaning is to provoke contractions of the intestine and uterus. Some women drink castor oil together with champagne (“recipe”). We do not recommend it.

    In general, it is better to clean the intestine closer to the expected date of birth. It’s too early.

  9. Decoction of Raspberries
  10. As they say, you need to drink a decoction of raspberry leaves hot to cause childbirth , or cold, just to prepare the cervix.

    Reviews about this method are also different. There are women who, 15 minutes after taking this drink, the mucous plug came off.

  11. Physical Activity
  12. Walking

    Washing, walking on the stairs, just walking or any physical activity.

    However, if you have polyhydramnios, it is better to be careful.

    The fact is that with the abundance of amniotic fluid there is a great risk of prolapse of the umbilical cord, as well as the limbs of the child.

    It is very dangerous to do physical activity for 36 weeks pregnant mother. She is carrying a baby and if something goes awry than there is a proble.

    So, be careful whenever doing any physical activity and do it with help nearby.

  13. Evening Primrose Oil
  14. It takes 2 capsules 3 times a day. They say that on the 3-4 day of admission in the cervix appear thrusting, which may indicate the beginning of its disclosure.

Advice to 36 Weeks Pregnant Mother

It is time to prepare children’s medicine cabinet and so the advice focuses on this subject for now.

To avoid having to run around the pharmacy after birth, get the following drugs and medical supplies in advance.

    Advice for Mothers

  1. Zelenka, cotton wool, cotton swabs, hydrogen peroxide, etc. will be needed for the treatment of umbilical wound.
  2. “Bepanten” is a cream that can be treated with various inflammations on the baby’s skin, intertrigo, as well as cracks in the nipples of the mother. Very convenient and absolutely safe cream.
  3. Powderingm which you can buy to dry the skin.
  4. Children’s antipyretic. Be sure to purchase in the form of candles (withparacetamol or ibuprofen). They should always be in the house.
  5. Thermometer, at least the usual mercury. However, the better one is contactless. They are expensive, but to measure the temperature in young children it is ideal.

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36 Weeks Pregnant: Signs and Symptoms