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Your baby continues to grow and develop inside of you. She now measures about 18 inches long and might weigh about 6 lbs!
If you have been noticing that you need more bathroom breaks than usual, it may be due to the fact that your baby has “dropped.” As your due date grows near, your little one will settle deeper in your pelvis. This reduces pressure on your rib cage, allowing you more room to expand your diaphragm, but now there may be more pressure on your bladder.
By week 35, your baby's kidneys are completely developed. His liver is also beginning to produce waste. In fact, a majority of his growth is already done. However, you should expect him to put on some more weight over the next few weeks. As space is at a premium, you may not feel as much tossing and turning inside of you, but you will definitely feel some healthy punches and kicks.
Your baby should be head down by week 35. If she is still positioned with the feet down towards your pelvis (breech) or in a side-lying position, your doctor may offer you suggestions for trying to get your baby in the correct position. If your baby is unable to flip head-down, then a C-section will be discussed.