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    Less movement means, you guessed it, more growth.

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    Your baby’s development

    Taking time to practice new skills.

    Your baby continues to grow during thirty second week of pregnancy, but his movements are getting smaller as he becomes more crowded in your uterus.
    Your baby continues to grow during thirty second week of pregnancy, but his movements are getting smaller as he becomes more crowded in your uterus.

    Your baby weighs about 1.8 kilograms and is almost 29 cm long, or the length of a small watermelon. Here's what else is happening:
    • Your baby is practicing the skills he’ll need after birth, such as sucking, swallowing, and breathing.
    • Kicks and movements feel less powerful.
    • Lanugo, the soft, down hair that insulates your baby, continues to fall off.
    • Your baby’s skin is no longer see-through. It looks more like yours.
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    Your nutrition and health

    Less is more: mini meals when you can’t eat a big one.

    If you find you can’t eat a full-sized meal all at once, that’s normal during pregnancy at 32 weeks. That’s because your uterus is enlarged and is pressing against your stomach, making it more difficult to eat.
    If you find you can’t eat a full-sized meal all at once, that’s normal during pregnancy at 32 weeks. That’s because your uterus is enlarged and is pressing against your stomach, making it more difficult to eat.

    If you’re unable to eat larger meals, opt for mini meals throughout the day. Just be sure you’re getting nutrients from all 6 food groups (grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy, unsaturated fats and protein).
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    Things to think about now

    Simple tips to help reduce swelling.

    As your delivery date nears, you might experience swelling in different parts of your body. This is completely normal. Try these simple tips to help reduce swelling symptoms:
    As your delivery date nears, you might experience swelling in different parts of your body. This is completely normal. Try these simple tips to help reduce swelling symptoms:
    • Don’t sit or stand for long periods. Take breaks often and take a brisk, brief walk to keep circulation and fluids moving.
    • Elevate your legs when possible. Sleep with your feet propped on a pillow to keep fluids from pooling in your lower body.
    • Lie on your side. Keep one or both knees bent. Use extra pillows for support.
    • Maintain regular exercise, but be sure to check with your doctor before trying any new exercises.
      • Walking is ideal for swollen feet
      • Swimming or water aerobics push fluid from your tissues to reduce swelling
    • If you swell suddenly or if the swelling is particularly bad, contact your doctor.
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    What happens next week?

    Those little eyes are adjusting nicely!

    As your baby gets bigger, the pupils of her eyes can adjust to darkness and light, just like yours.
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