Rapid Weight Gain
Your baby already weighs about 2,400 grams. This week on begins your baby’s most rapid period of weight gain – about 226 to 340 grams each week! Fat is being deposited all over your baby’s body, especially around the shoulders.
Because of this increasing size, your baby is now cramped and restricted inside the uterus. So fetal movements may decrease. But they may be stronger and more powerful. If your baby is in the headfirst position, her head will rest on your pubic bone in preparation for labor.
Fatigue is a common complaint of late pregnancy. Difficulty sleeping, aches and pains, weight gain, and anxiety may contribute to your exhaustion. Rest as much as you can and take naps if possible.