Welcome to week 32 - your baby is around 42.4cm long from head to heel - that's about the same length as a bunch of celery!

At this stage, your baby is likely settling into a head-down position in your uterus, a positioning known as cephalic presentation. This prepares them for their grand entrance into the world, aligning their head to lead the way during birth. However, if your baby is still doing somersaults or has yet to get into position, don't worry – there's still plenty of time for them to find their way.

As your due date draws nearer, the amount of amniotic fluid in your uterus is on the rise. This fluid serves as a protective cushion for your baby, allowing them to move and grow comfortably. Your little one continues to swallow the amniotic fluid and pass it out as urine, a crucial part of their development in the womb.

Talking of movement, it's essential to stay attuned to your baby's movements during this time - their regular movement is a reassuring indicator of their wellbeing. If you notice any changes, such as a decrease in movements, call your maternity unit for guidance straight away. It's important to talk to them, you're never a burden!

Now, let's talk about staying active and fit during pregnancy. From gentle walks to prenatal yoga classes, there are plenty of safe and effective ways to stay active during pregnancy – just be sure to check with your GP or midwife before starting any new exercise routine.

As your pregnancy progresses, you may experience pelvic pain. While it's not harmful to your baby, it can make it challenging for you to get around and perform daily activities. Fortunately, there are ways to manage pelvic pain, including gentle exercises, supportive maternity belts and relaxation techniques. Be sure to discuss any discomfort with your midwife, as they can provide guidance on how to alleviate your symptoms.

Lastly, it's never too early to start thinking about feeding your baby. While you don't have to make any decisions until your little one arrives, take some time to explore your options and gather information to help you make an informed decision when the time comes. 

As you navigate the ups and downs of pregnancy, remember you're doing an incredible job!



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