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What happens in the 34th week of pregnancy?

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The 5th Day of the 34th week of a woman’s first pregnancy or primigravida.

In the 34th week of primigravida, the baby’s bones harden except those in the skull as to facilitate passage through the birth canal. [5]

-Medical diagnosis by a general physician can be enough for confirmation.
-Affects only women.
-An ultrasound scan might be required.

During the 34th week of pregnancy, the baby develops further. The baby is 17 to 18 inches from head to toe and weighs about 4.75 to 5 pounds, the size of a cantaloupe. His/her nervous system, brain, and lungs continue to mature. The head of the baby is probably in the downward position as preparation for birth, but this isn’t always the case, and there’s no reason for the parents to worry.

Ages Affected no particular age group is affected as it is not a disorder but a period during the pregnancy of a woman.

Symptoms

Self–diagnosable
Symptoms include enlargement of the breasts, fatigue, sciatica, frequent urination and experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions.

People May Experience
- Contractions almost like a preparation for labor, the mother experiences Braxton Hicks contractions.
- Pain mild pain in the lower back.
- Stretch marks as the skin over the belly and breasts stretches, the stretch marks become visible in these regions.

Treatment

Self-Care: Avoid exertion. Stay properly hydrated.
Specialist: Consulting an OB/GYN in case the mother experiences discomfort is essential. At mfine, we offer superior care to our patients and help them combat health issues.

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Dr. Punitha Rangaraj

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Dr. Prakash Kini

Dr. Prakash Kini

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Cloudnine Hospital, Malleshwaram

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Dr. Vidya Desai Mohan

Dr. Vidya Desai Mohan

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40+ years exp

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Cloudnine Hospital, Old Airport Road

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Dr. K Swarajya Lakshmi

Dr. K Swarajya Lakshmi

MD, DGO

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Ankura Hospital for Women & Children

Hyderabad

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Dr. Rani Nandakumar

Dr. Rani Nandakumar

MBBS, MD (OG), DGO

40+ years exp

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Cloudnine Hospital - Chennai

Chennai

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Dr. Gohar Shahean

Dr. Gohar Shahean

MD (OBG), DGO

39+ years exp

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Primecare Hospital

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