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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 of:
February 11, 2020
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineWilliam Gilbert MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Current as of: February 11, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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