What is my baby doing in the womb at 31 weeks?

At 31 weeks pregnant, your baby is practicing some of the skills they’ll need after birth like blinking and breathing. Your body may be practicing, too—with Braxon Hicks contractions and possibly some leaking colostrum. Plan for your baby’s arrival with a personalized pregnancy checklist.

How does a 31 week fetus look like?

Your baby, or foetus, is around 41.1cm long from head to heel, and weighs about 1.5kg. That’s approximately the size and weight of a coconut. Your baby is very active, moving around, sucking their fingers, and doing the odd somersault. Day by day, your baby is getting plumper and looking less wrinkled.

Can delivery happen in 31 weeks?

Babies born at 31 weeks may have some health challenges, but they have a very good chance of living happy, healthy, and long lives. For now, take it one day at a time, and use the support of your family and friends to help you care for your baby as best as you can.

What should I watch at 31 weeks pregnant?

Pregnancy Symptoms Week 31

  • More frequent urination. Your uterus puts more pressure on your bladder in the third trimester, giving it less room to store urine.
  • Backaches.
  • Clumsiness.
  • Pregnancy brain.
  • Sleep problems.
  • Occasional headaches.

How can you tell if baby is head down?

Your baby may be head down if you can:

  1. feel their head low down in your belly.
  2. feel their bottom or legs above your belly button.
  3. feel larger movements — bottom or legs — higher up toward your rib cage.
  4. feel smaller movements — hands or elbows — low down in your pelvis.

What week in pregnancy do you start producing milk?

16 weeks pregnant
Though colostrum production begins as early as 16 weeks pregnant and should begin to be expressed right away after birth (with some moms even experiencing occasional leakage later in pregnancy), its look and composition differs significantly from your later breast milk.