Week 31

Week Thirty-One

    Week 31

  • The rate of physical growth slows down just a bit, but even though she doesn’t get much longer, she will gain a lot of weight the rest of the pregnancy.

  • Fat continues accumulating. This layer of fat turns her skin from red to the rosy pink she will have as a newborn.

  • Calcium, phosphorus and iron are being stored and her bones are growing and hardening.

  • Your baby is 16.2 inches (41.1cm) long and weighs 3.3 pounds (1502gm)

  • Her brain enters another period of rapid growth, producing hundreds of billions of new nerve cells! Amazing!

  • She may move to the rhythm of music. Studies with heart rates show that she also prefers some types of music to others — already!

  • Lungs are the only major organ left to complete development. Remember, that while you may be anxious to meet your little one that these last few weeks can be vital – with each day increasing your baby’s ability to breathe on her own.

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