Sign up        Name or E-mail: Pw:
[Forgot Password]
Members

Now online
Member search
New members
Latest comments

Comment Spy
Forums
Week by week
Baby development
Latest photos

Pregnancy
Babies
Bellies
Ultrasound
Member pages
Latest Updates

Blogs & Questions
Updated profiles

You are 34 weeks pregnant.




1-3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
40 41 42
Born & Birth stories



Your baby's crown-to-rump length this week is approximately 12.8 inches and the total length is around 19.8 inches at this time. Your baby now weighs almost 5 pounds. From your bellybutton, it is about 5.6 inches to the top of your uterus. Measurements of your uterus vary from woman to woman. You should not worry if you do not measure the exact same as your pregnancy friends or family members as long as you are growing appropriately. When your uterus grows and gets larger at an appropriate rate, it shows that your baby is growing well inside of your uterus.

Growth of the womb during pregnancyBraxton-Hicks contractions are going to get stronger and more frequent within the next few weeks. Braxton-Hicks contractions feel like a tightening at the top of your uterus that spreads down and then relaxes. Many women mistake Braxton-Hicks contractions for true labor contractions, but this is rarely the case. Braxton-Hicks contractions will diminish if you get up and walk around and they should not be painful.

Your baby's hair continues to get longer and thicker. Your baby's hair color probably is not going to be the same color from birth onwards, so you should expect it to change in color. Your baby is shedding most of lanugo, but the amount of vernix caseosa is increasing. Your baby is taking calcium from you to lay down lots of bone. Continue to take your prenatal vitamins and drink milk to ensure that you receive enough calcium.

If you were to deliver your baby now, it would probably be called a pre-term infant instead of premature. The only difference is in the maturity, particularly lung maturity. A pre-term baby is less likely to need intensive care because its lungs have developed. Doctors can test lung maturity with an amniocentesis that checks levels of surfactant.

The baby now rests on your uterus and is no longer floating.

Fingernails now reach over the finger tips and the baby can scratch itself.




Comments on week 34

Comments 1-49 of about 664 from week 34
2 messages have been added in the last 24 hours.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next
Show latest comments from all weeks


msjenn727 - 5 days ago
Hey ladies! Did more shopping for baby lastnight.Went on a walmart shopping spree lol, but still have so much more to get. I have an ultrasound appt in the morning and saturday i'll be 35 weeks.Still haven't packed for the hospital yet, but i'm making gradually making progress lol.

mammaramirez - 6 days ago
Had my appointment today.... I go back in 2 weeks.... she already gave me the heads up that they'll be testing me for Group B Strep since I did test positive for it during my last pregnancy. I guess I won't be bringing my son to that apt lol

monica28 - 7 days ago
34 weeks today!!!! the due date is slowly getting closer ladies!!! had my shower Saturday it turned out really nice but I still have so much stuff to buy.

mammaramirez - 7 days ago
MsJenn - they certainly do! You have 5 more weeks! I'm jealous because you actually know your date lol

msjenn727 - 8 days ago
Mamma- lol these babies have a mind of their own!

mammaramirez - 8 days ago
34 weeks! Meaning I have 6 weeks left based on my due date.... but based on my hunch... I'll probably be waiting 7 weeks...

msjenn727 - 11 days ago
Hello 34 weeks! Today is also the day of my babyshower, I'm very excited. Dr also called me and told me that my c section is scheduled for Sept 30th. YAYYY!

leanbean - 13 days ago
MOMII~ I hear ya, but at the same time, I can't wait! hahahah.... MZHO~ I'm sorry things are so stressful. Hope that these next few weeks go by quickly for you and all is well. Hang in there.

Mzholston - 19 days ago
So the past few nights ive been waking up with a sour stomach. Meaning I wake up burping rotten eggs because my food has not digested from the day before and it sits in my stomach and just curdles. Has anyone else had this issue and what helped? I know there is not much time left but I am sooooooo ready for her to come out and feel semi normal again. I know she's healthy and growing strong I just have so many things on my plate this is my only thing to look forward to right now. My 5 year old started kindergarten so that excitement has come and gone now I just need my little one to be born so life can go on. Plus im not aure how things are going to work with her father and I so I need her to come so I can make substantial moves for baby girl her sister and myself. My stress is through the roof and I'm hanging on by a thread. No more complaints its the end and it about time for this part of the journey to be over!! Yay! Hope you ladies are doing well.

MOMIIB - 19 days ago
Wow, 34wks already! Time really needs to slowwww down. I have sooooo much yet to do!!!

mommy97101114 - 32 days ago
Monika01-When I went to my specialist appt last week at 32weeks & 5days they said he weighed 5lbs & 12ozs. Scarry to think how big he is going to be.

sarah6485 - 39 days ago
Mash1 that made me burst out laughing :-) haha

monika01 - 39 days ago
they keep telling me that this babe is normal size but i went for a measurement at 31 and they said 70 ish.. percentile then told me she was 4.5 already ( which is defiantly not 70 ish). and then i saw my chart and it was 79% i know they always scale down.. i know bc with my last they said 90-95 and she was 120 percentile 7.99 at 34 wks. so ya i bet they are wrong ! i am ok as i will have a csection.. still don't know my date… irk., 18 or 20 they said.. yay. so almost 38 wks… feel like the last few wks here are super tough never been this preggy…… as for names me and mine ar now separated and so i get all naming part even though he was like whatev er before on the name and hated all of them .. and had no name picked out..? so weird. any ways i think she will be Emilya arianna or emylia rosalie… ??

brandyb1984 - 39 days ago
Bummed i have to have another c section. .. however in hsving my tubes tied. At the same time...

mash1_4077@hotmail.com - 39 days ago
omg damn pregnancy dreams.....my dd just turned 6 and when i was pregnant with her i dreamed i was squatting in a closet and peeing....and i woke up cuz i was peeing the bed!!! ahhh....then i few nights ago in a dream i was actually on the toilet this time....and sure enough i woke up cuz i was starting to pee the bed :( i swear the only good part of pregnancy is a)feeling the baby move and b)the actual baby....everything else sucks! lol

Baby ali - 40 days ago
brandy- me n hubby always pick names b4 baby is born then once baby is born we change our minds and name baby completely differnt lol

brandyb1984 - 40 days ago
Is everyoone solid on name decisions i feel? Like im yhe only one not 100% sure.

Baby ali - 40 days ago
mash- dnt worry this is my 3rd baby and it's measuring smaller than my previous two at this stage, am not worried as long as baby is healthy

sarah6485 - 40 days ago
I feel small for 34 weeks infact I swear I've got smaller ? Have midwife 31st.

mash1_4077@hotmail.com - 40 days ago
ive been paranoid evry pregnancy but this one takes the cake....now i feel like im way smaller than i should be for 34 weeks....im pretty sure by this point with my other 2 kids i felt huge and i dont really feel that now. i was huge with my son and had him at 37 weeks....now im only 2.5 weeks away from that and i feel so tiny compared to 37 weeks with him....i have an ob appt on monday but i always feel like when i bring up my concerns he just tries to shut me up...

Baby ali - 41 days ago
had midwifes appointment today everything's good :0) baby's measurement is a week ahead which is great as I have diabetes thought it would be bigger but thank god have been controlling the sugar levels, got hospital appointment next Wednesday with diabetes doctors they gonna do a scan then decide if I will be induced, I dnt want to be induced I want natural labour :0( I dnt mind them doing a membrane sweep but nothing else I would rather wait and let nature take it's course :0)

sarah6485 - 41 days ago
Me too I'm struggling to go out in this heat now Nearly fainted twice yesterday I went all giddy and felt weak and like I couldn't get no air horrible. I've stuck to sitting in living room with blinds shut and fan on :-/ glad kids have broke up from school now was killing me doing 3 school runs a day this last week

fnouf - 42 days ago
it is hard, was at hairdressers today and thought I was going to melt lol. My eldest was born Sept 4th so was pregnant all thru summer with her, my 18 month old has gone super clingy which doesn't help with the heat lol

Baby ali - 42 days ago
it's beautiful weather in the uk we hardly get this lovely weather but it's another thing wen ur pregnant the heat gets to my head lol have to have fans on 24/7 or I get dizzy and I dnt go out the house as it makes me so weak and dizzy but hopefuly next year summer is like this and I can enjoy it to the full going out and proper enjoying the beach and so on, 2 years ago I had my daughter in the summer too I dnt like summer babies :0( too much to handle for me

fnouf - 42 days ago
Ali, you know because it is a rhythmic bounce in your belly. This one gets them all the time, usually at bed time lol. Seem to be a few of us from UK this time round, last time everyone was from US and Australia :-) It is a tad warm, determined not to complain too much tho as I do like the sunshine ... Good nights sleep wouldn't go amiss tho lol. Was 35 weeks yesterday, see you there ladies xx

Baby ali - 44 days ago
how do u know when the baby has hiccups?

sarah6485 - 44 days ago
Anyone feel baby head pushing down and it kinda ouches ?

Baby ali - 45 days ago
just want this month to be over :0)

sarah6485 - 45 days ago
Yeh it is getting too much this heat ! I've just finished my baby stuff have everything now just need to pack a baby bag and hospital bag then I'm ready

Baby ali - 46 days ago
goting my maternity bag ready now, got everything for the baby apart from nappies, and I need to get supporting bras and pjs then bag is totally ready lol :0)

Baby ali - 46 days ago
34 weeks today, yeppyyyyyy lol :0)

Baby ali - 46 days ago
Sarah- I blame the weather lol too hot and bothered and little things seem to irritate me and makes me snap, can't help it. pregnancy is okay now but am very snappy and get annoyed easily

sarah6485 - 46 days ago
I'm definatly starting to feel irritated my pregnancy is fine and I feel good but past week Im Getting very hormonal and irritable with everyone and I keep snapping just wondering if anyone else is having this problem start. I've been so laid back all pregnancy so bit strange to be like this all of a sudden :-/

sarah6485 - 46 days ago
Fnouf this heat is unbearable :-/ actually feel like I can't breath it's sooooo humid

tlc - 46 days ago
In the early morning hours I kept dreaming that I was gasping for air. I get the feeling I was. I think baby is pushing on my diaphragm.

fnouf - 47 days ago
sorry for making everyone feel sleepy :-) So happy, have finished work now. Hottest day of the year so far, hitting over 30 today which for the UK is almost unheard of. How are all you ladies?

tlc - 47 days ago
Feeling fatigue today. This isn't good :-(. Had my 34 week appointment today. So excited that the next one will be an internal exam! Now we're getting somewhere!!!

baby ali - 48 days ago
the hot weather is killing me feel dizzy all the time

baby ali - 48 days ago
kristen- same here they r hard work and they drain my energy constantly need attention :0/

kristen27 - 48 days ago
I am EXTREMELY tired ALL the time! Taking care of 2 toddlers all day makes me more exhausted!

baby ali - 48 days ago
I bought few clothes for the baby today including the outfit he will wear on the day we come home from hospital :0) sooo exciting now lol every time I look at the clothes I think OMG how small! lol I can't imagine having a new born baby in the house :0) hoping weeks go quicker

tlc - 48 days ago
I was feeling fine when I read all your comments about fatigue. However, 6pm came and I'm now falling on my face enough to have a cup of real coffee to get through my work/putting kids to bed this evening! I know what you mean though. I especially remember a 2 week period with my first where I needed to nap all day long.

kadyrae1107 - 48 days ago
Yes I have noooo energy either!!! I'm always so tired I can just close my eyes and pass out within minutes!! But I obviously can't do that with a two year old at home lol. Thankfully when hubby gets home from work he'll actually tell me to go lay down in bed and take a nap or rest and have some time to myself. He's such a sweet heart! He works outside in the heat all day and then comes home and helps me with Kennadie, does the dishes, will give her a beth and laundry. I love him so much and I have no idea what I would do without him! I would be a total mess and have big ol bags under my eyes (worse than what they are now lol) buy I'm very thankful for his help. I just have absolutely no energy. I have to drag myself to get ready and go to work!!

fnouf - 48 days ago
I love drinking decaff coffee :-) could really do with more caffeine tho. I've never been this tired, feel totally drained, sure I could sleep all day. I actually feel like crying I am so exhausted. Is anyone else feeling extremely tired?

kristen27 - 49 days ago
Tlc I just had some decaffeinated coffee today. Oh how I miss coffee! Lol I had it with chocolate mocha creamer..so delish!!

kristen27 - 49 days ago
Makes me feel better that this is happening to other people bc I am terrified of going into labor early. I had my daughter 4 weeks early and I don't want to have another early baby

tlc - 49 days ago
Perhaps my BH are not painful because I am staying hydrated. I drink iced decaf coffee all day long. I'm obsessed with it.

fnouf - 49 days ago
I get the odd bh, usually after I stand up after sitting for a while. Got a lot more in my last pregnancy, was told to drink more, that seems to help, certainly gets rid of the more painful ones x

kadyrae1107 - 49 days ago
Yes I get BH all the time!! Its all day long now! Few weeks ago it was maybe only once or twice a day but I always feel them! Sometimes they're uncomfortable but not painful! I've never felt a contraction before even though this is my second pregnancy so I'm not sure what its like lol. I got induced last pregnancy because of the SPD so painful and when I asked my doctor when would I be able yo get the epi he said whenever you want. So I got it before I even felt ANYTHING at all!!

Baby ali - 49 days ago
kristen- I get the painful ones and uncomfortable ones during the day. it's normal nothing to worry about, time is getting closer now so it's all good :0)



More weeks:
1-3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
40 41 42
Born & Birth stories

More comments:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next

Recent comments:
Recent comments from all weeks



Leave a comment

Abbreviations used

Only members cam leave comments.
Sign up free

In which week/month am I?
Calculate your due date, how many weeks you are along and see how big your baby has grown!

This is the Due dateLast period


Members in week 34:
  1. ponyprincess - 08 Oct 2014
  2. teresa262 - 08 Oct 2014
  3. adrifra - 09 Oct 2014
  4. ecat10 - 09 Oct 2014
  5. Sandra10-15 - 09 Oct 2014
  6. tmg - 09 Oct 2014
  7. INKDOLL - 10 Oct 2014
  8. JES76 - 10 Oct 2014
  9. Mama3ND - 10 Oct 2014
  10. NourM - 10 Oct 2014
  11. ClareJustin - 11 Oct 2014
  12. cwatty22 - 11 Oct 2014
  13. JazzyD84 - 11 Oct 2014
  14. jeudyjoanna90 - 11 Oct 2014
  15. My3rdbundleofjoy - 11 Oct 2014
  16. CandiceKosto - 12 Oct 2014
  17. mamag07 - 13 Oct 2014
  18. rodeomom - 13 Oct 2014
  19. Str8 As - 13 Oct 2014
  20. The5thIrons - 13 Oct 2014
  21. Madelmar17 - 14 Oct 2014

The due date from members in week 34 is from Wednesday 8 October 2014 up to & including Tuesday 14 October 2014. See the full timeline here

Not on the list?
This list is updated twice a day. The list shows members who were online within the last 14 days at the time it was generated. It may take up to 12 hours before you see your name after you've made changes to your due date or if you haven't been online for 14 days or more.