Eighth Month Pregnancy Baby Growth | Baby Weight during Week 31-34 of Pregnancy

Pregnancy Week 31-34 Baby Development:

  • The baby starts to gradually move to a head down posture. This is known as vertex posture and about ninety five percent of the babies are born in this position.
  • Babies who do not assume vertex position are said to be in breech position.
  • The baby may be standing or sitting if you are experiencing a lot of kicking on the pelvis even now. She may also be in a sideways or transverse position.
  • Your baby now weighs about five pounds and is about eighteen inches long.
  • The rest of her body is catching up with the size of her head.
  • She will be sleeping about ninety to ninety five percent of the day. But you may feel that she is constantly awake.
  • If your child is born around this time, then she has all the possibilities of surviving. But she will be considered premature or preterm.
  • Birth before thirty seven weeks of gestation is termed premature.


  1. KS said:

    I am 7 months pregnant. I want to know two important things. One is diet to increase baby’s weight and second, tips for normal delivery.

    June 7, 2014
    • PUP said:

      You need to have a balanced diet which includes plenty of foods which contain complex carbohydrates such as whole meal bread, green vegetables; they are rich in iron and zinc. Milk provides calcium, vitamins and protein. Lean meat, fish, eggs, pulses, nuts, bananas etc, provide protein, iron, B complex vitamins. Eating 3 to 4 bananas and 2 glasses of milk in a day will help to increase baby’s weight. Avoid drinking unpasteurized milk, excessive coffee and tea, and ensure that meat, eggs, and fish are cooked thoroughly.
      You can ensure normal delivery by following tips:
      • Eat nutritious diet.
      • Sleep at least 8 hours in a day.
      • A nap in afternoon may be helpful.
      • Drink enough water.
      • Reduce your mental stress. Practice meditation and yoga.
      • Live an active lifestyle. Take regular walks for 30 minutes in morning or in evening.

      June 9, 2014

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