Your pregnancy at 35 weeks

Your baby at 35 weeks

Your baby is curled up in the uterus now, with legs bent up towards their chest. There’s little room to move about, but he or she will still change position, so you’ll still feel movements and be able to see them on the surface of your bump. If your baby is a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend from his abdomen into his scrotum.

You at 35 weeks

Labour that starts before 37 weeks is considered premature. If your baby is born early, he or she may need special care in hospital. You’ll probably find you need to slow down because the extra weight makes you tired, and you may get backache. You should still be feeling your baby move, right up until they’re born. If you notice any change in your baby’s movements, call your midwife or doctor straightaway so your baby can be checked. Do not use a home handheld device (Doppler) to check your baby – these are not reliable, and even if you hear a heartbeat this does not guarantee your baby is well.