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31 Weeks Pregnant: What's Happening

Your baby is getting smarter.

You can expect to feel your baby moving every day — sometimes with a punch or a kick, other times with a wiggle or a stretch. You can also expect more activity after you’ve had a snack or meal and (sadly!) when you’re lying down.

Pregnancy calendar - 31 weeks

Your baby is now the size of a...

Bunch of asparagus!

Your baby is around 18 inches long now and is not far off his birth length. You baby’s five senses are now all developed and he is able to process sound and light differences.

He is able to turn his head from side to side and is frequently nocturnal movements may start to cause you problems with sleeping now as he is growing and taking up an increasing amount of space within your uterus. He is beginning to plump up now as he accumulates the much-needed fat to sustain him once he is born.

Pregnancy symptoms at 31 weeks

Shortness of breath, dry nails, leaky boobs, backaches, frequent urination and Braxton Hicks contractions.

Tips and advice for pregnancy at 31 weeks

You may be experiencing flatulence (oh dear!) As your uterus expands it puts pressure on your rectum, which can weaken muscle control and lead to an uncontrollable passing of gas. Drink plenty of water to avoid constipation (which aggravates the condition).

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