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Home > Health Library > Week 32 of Pregnancy: What's Going On Inside
Around this time, some women start to notice times when their belly tightens and becomes firm to the touch and then relaxes. These are called Braxton Hicks contractions. Think of them like "warm-up" exercises for your uterus.
At this point, your baby is getting ready to do a very important thing it will need to do in the outside world: breathe.
Wondering what your baby looks like now? As you enter your ninth month of pregnancy, your baby is about the size of an acorn squash. Average baby length is 280 mm (11 in.). And average baby weight is 1700 g (3.7 lb).
Here are some of the important facts and developments around 32 weeks.
Current as ofSeptember 5, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineWilliam M. Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Current as of:
September 5, 2018
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & William M. Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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