31 Weeks Pregnant What to Expect
Week 31 - Day 1
pregnancy symptoms may occur such as heartburn and leg cramps
Week 31 - Day 2
Buy some baby
Week 31 - Day 3
Your baby begins
storing calcium, iron and phosphorous
Week 31 - Day 4
Your babyís eyes
respond to light
Week 31 - Day 5
Your baby appears
less red and wrinkled
Week 31 - Day 6
Your baby might
have grown a full head of hair
Week 31 - Day 7
Baby is about 30cm
or 11.8 inches long & weighs about 4.2-4.4lbs (1900-2000 grams)
- about the size of a large squash!
31 Weeks Pregnant What to Expect
Day by Day and Week by Week Guide -
31 Weeks Pregnant
Our useful 31 Weeks pregnant information guide can be used to help you understand the changes in
your body and to your baby. There are facts, information and helpful tips about being
31 Weeks Pregnant in your third trimester - an
informative countdown for pregnant women.
Common Pregnancy Questions at 31 Weeks pregnant
Answers to some of the most
common questions asked by a woman who is 31 Weeks pregnant are detailed
Pregnancy Question: What are the hCG levels at
31 Weeks Pregnant?
test (blood test) uses 2-4 mL of venous blood for testing. The serum hCG
levels at 31 Weeks pregnant, measured from the LMP (last menstrual
period) are as follows:
25 - 40 Weeks since LMP:
- 117,000 mIU/ml
For a chart of normal hCG levels please refer
Pregnancy Question: 31 Weeks pregnant belly?
The baby you are carrying in your 31 Weeks pregnant belly is
about the size of a large squash. From being 31 Weeks pregnant at the
beginning of the third trimester your baby is able to survive, with or
without medical help, outside of the womb. The most weight gain takes
place during the third trimester as your baby grows the most rapidly
during this pregnancy stage and can gain up to 28g per day. The weight
gain shows in the size of your belly when you're 31 Weeks pregnant! The shape of your belly changes as
the belly drops due to the baby turning in a downward position ready for
birth. Your belly will drop down quite low and you will be able to lift
your belly up and down!
Pregnancy Question at 31 Weeks pregnant:
Pregnancy Weight gain?
Pregnancy Weight gain - try not to gain any more than one pound
a week from the 31 Weeks pregnant stage and all subsequent weeks of your
pregnancy. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued new guidelines
in May 2009 on how much weight to gain during pregnancy, based on the
woman's BMI (body mass index) before pregnancy. The IOM's weight gain
allowances for a woman, carrying one baby, is as follows:
An underweight woman should aim for a weight gain of 28-40 pounds
woman of normal weight should aim for a weight gain of 25-35 pounds
overweight woman should aim for a weight gain of 15-25 pounds
obese woman should aim for a weight gain of 11-20 pounds
Keep a personalised 31 Weeks
pregnant weight gain record.
Pregnancy Question at 31 Weeks pregnant: Can you fly during
One of the most common questions asked at 31 Weeks pregnant is
can you fly during third trimester? Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommend that women donít fly after
their 36th week of pregnancy.
For specific medical advice please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy Question: What are the signs and
symptoms of pregnancy at 31 Weeks pregnant?
There are various signs and symptoms associated with pregnancy
at 31 Weeks pregnant. The signs and symptoms reported when women are 31
Smile at this Pregnancy
Being 31 Weeks pregnant is not
always fun, so smile at this amusing motherhood maternity quote for all
those who are 31 Weeks pregnant!