By the time you’re 29 weeks pregnant, tiredness and discomfort can really set in. Anxiousness and even depression are common symptoms for women in this stage. Make sure you’re getting lots of nutrients, exercising regularly, and grabbing some rest whenever you can. Communicate regularly with your partner, family, and midwife and seek help and advice when you need it.
The Pregnancy Symptoms Calendar
Exploring each of the pregnancy weeks
Pregnancy is a time of rapid physical change - both for your body and your growing baby - it can be hard to keep up with the stages of pregnancy week by week. But, don’t worry, we’re here to help!
Welcome to our handy calendar, where we’ll give you information on symptoms and your baby’s development, as well as helpful tips and checklists each week from the very first week of pregnancy through to when you’re finally ready to deliver.
Created by moms, for moms, we explain the different stages of pregnancy week by week and make sense of the doctor speak!
Simply click on any of the weeks below and we’ll do our very best to tell you all you need to know about pregnancy at that stage.
Only 10 more weeks to go! When you’re 30 weeks pregnant, you’re likely to develop a number of uncomfortable pregnancy symptoms. But which are normal and harmless? And which could be the sign of a serious pregnancy complication? Find out about pregnancy symptoms from week 30 here.
At around week 31 of pregnancy, you’ll probably notice distinct changes in your baby’s movement patterns. This is because the baby settles into longer periods of sleep. As long as he or she also has times when they are intensely active, there’s nothing to worry about. You could consider keeping a ‘kick diary’ to monitor Baby’s movements and patterns more closely.
Sometime during week 32 of pregnancy, your body may start “practicing” for labor and your uterus may randomly contract in what’s known as Braxton Hicks Contractions. Find out more about them, and other symptoms and developments in week 32 here.
At 33 weeks pregnant, your baby is developing his or her smaller details and functions, like the immune system. And, he or she seems to get a little bit bigger every day! What are the other symptoms and developments at this stage of pregnancy?
At 34 weeks pregnant, you might really be starting to feel the strain on your body. Tiredness, insomnia and body aches can combine with other symptoms to make the days (and nights!) seem really long. But the end, and the moment you’ll meet your beautiful baby are in sight. Only six weeks to go!
By week 35 of pregnancy, your body is busy preparing for childbirth. The hormones may cause some surprising symptoms such as blurry vision and itchy eyes. You may also notice that your breasts begin to leak colostrum. Find out more about the symptoms and developments at 35 weeks pregnant here.
Up until 36 weeks pregnant, your baby has been gaining weight rapidly. But, around now, that growth will begin to slow down and Baby’s energy will go into preparing for labor. You may be experiencing some uncomfortable pregnancy symptoms – and have a very noticeable ‘waddle’. Hang in there – just four weeks to go!
As you get closer to labor and delivery, your uncomfortable pregnancy symptoms and a niggling worry about the unknown experiences ahead can often lead to anxiety. Many women develop anxiousness, or even panic attacks, at around 37 weeks pregnant. Make sure you understand your symptoms and know what to expect.
At the end of pregnancy week 38, you will be considered “full term”. Babies seldom pay attention to a due date on a calendar – your guess about when he or she will arrive is as good as anyone’s! Do you know the difference between late pregnancy symptoms and the first signs of labor? Find out more here.