during pregnancy week 31, your baby weighs approximately 1, 5 kg and looks very much like a newborn. It measures about 41 inches from top to toe. His arms and legs become stronger and fit proportionately better to the size of his head.
So far your baby's movements have become more and more powerful. This does not stagnate from now on. It does not mean that there will be fewer movements, but you may feel a change in the way you move. Do not worry about it. It just means that your baby has less space in your uterus. As long as you feel it wriggling and kicking, you can be carefree. Hard to believe in the existing shortage, but your baby still has a lot of growth in front of him. You can assume that it will gain at least 900 grams until birth.
The baby's organs continue to mature. Even water can do it - and does it, which is a good exercise for the time after birth. The bone marrow has taken over the production of red blood cells from the liver.
Over the last four weeks of pregnancy, you've probably gained 1 .8 kilos. Since your baby is still in a growth spurt before giving birth, it is normal in the last third of a pregnancy if you gain almost half a kilo per week.
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Please note: Each baby will develop differently. This page only gives you general figures for the development of the fetus in the womb.
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