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As your baby gets bigger, you may be getting more uncomfortable. It may be harder to walk around or to sleep well.
At this point, your baby may be spending a lot of time upside down. This "head-down" position can be more comfortable for your baby because of the pear shape of your uterus. It's also easier to give birth if your baby's head comes out first.
Wondering what your baby looks like now? As you enter the last month of your pregnancy, your baby is about the size of a honeydew melon. Average baby length is 320 mm (12.6 in.). And average baby weight is 2268 g (5 lb).
Here are some of the important facts and developments around 36 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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