36 Weeks Pregnant What to Expect
Week 36 - Day 1
A pregnancy is
considered a "term" pregnancy at this point. For some
women, walking becomes difficult
Week 36 - Day 2
You will probably
see your practitioner every week until you give birth
Week 36 - Day 3
Check you have
everything you will need in your hospital bag
Week 36 - Day 4
Most babies now
adopt a head down position
Week 36 - Day 5
Find out at what
point you should go to the maternity unit or call for assistance
Week 36 - Day 6
might take a guess at the weight of your baby
Week 36 - Day 7
Baby is about
35-36cm or 13.8-14.2 inches long & weighs about 6.6-6.8lbs
- about the size of a large honeydew melon!
36 Weeks Pregnant What to Expect
Day by Day and Week by Week Guide -
36 Weeks Pregnant
Our useful 36 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
36 Weeks Pregnant in your third trimester - an
informative countdown for pregnant women.
Common Pregnancy Questions at 36 Weeks pregnant
Answers to some of the most
common questions asked by a woman who is 36 Weeks pregnant are detailed
Pregnancy Question: What are the hCG levels at
36 Weeks Pregnant?
test (blood test) uses 2-4 mL of venous blood for testing. The serum hCG
levels at 36 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: 36 Weeks pregnant belly?
The baby you are carrying in your 36 Weeks pregnant belly is
about the size of a large honeydew melon. From being 36 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 36 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 36 Weeks pregnant:
Pregnancy Weight gain?
Pregnancy Weight gain - try not to gain any more than one pound
a week from the 36 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 36 Weeks
pregnant weight gain record.
Pregnancy Question at 36 Weeks pregnant: Can you fly during
One of the most common questions asked at 36 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 36 Weeks pregnant?
There are various signs and symptoms associated with pregnancy
at 36 Weeks pregnant. The signs and symptoms reported when women are 36
Smile at this Pregnancy
Being 36 Weeks pregnant is not
always fun, so smile at this amusing motherhood maternity quote for all
those who are 36 Weeks pregnant!