Around the 32nd week of their pregnancy, women may seem to experience slight contractions. This is a ‘false labor’ symptom, and is preparing the body for the actual labor. These contractions might get uncomfortable in some cases. Women are advised to keep changing their positions to bring comfort during this time. Taking small meals or a warm bath may also bring relief. In the third trimester, women also tend to suffer from low blood pressure, which may cause dizziness. At this stage of pregnancy, the Braxton Hicks contractions become fairly regular in occurrence. Other symptoms of the third trimester include backache, fatigue, vaginal discharge, leaking breasts, indigestion, and varicose veins. The volume of blood in the body would increase by as much as 40-50% in anticipation of the blood loss that will take place during the delivery.
Your Baby’s Development
In some cases, babies are born prematurely. If born around this time, doctors say that there is only about 50% chance that they will survive. The baby is gaining weight at this time, and is also growing in height. Its increasing size however, may curtail its movement inside the womb. The baby’s eyes are at an advanced stage of development, and it may start to blink. According to medical experts, baby becomes sensitive to body temperature at this point of time. They say that the baby might even kick in the womb if it come into contact with something very hot or cold.