What happens during the 31st week of pregnancy?
- Take five: At week 31, there’s a zillion things going on in the mind of your inquiring young one, who is now capable of experiencing all five senses.
- Wake up, sleepyhead: Your baby is getting tons of shut-eye, but they can actually wake up when you have something to eat, especially if it’s sugary or caffeinated.
- Bathroom break: Thank goodness for amniotic fluid! For all that it gives your baby, it also takes away waste. At 31 weeks, your little one is urinating like a pro, and it all goes back into the amniotic fluid.
31 weeks: baby movement
Tour de uterus. At 31 weeks, your little one is doing lots of moving around, and would you believe, is doing little pedaling motions with those tiny legs? Perhaps cycling stardom in their future.
31 weeks pregnant: baby position
Your little one may still be wiggling their way around the womb, but within the next couple of weeks, they should be settling into the ideal “birth-ready” position. Known as the cephalic presentation, this is when the baby faces your back with their little head positioned head down, and their chin is tucked to their chest. If your baby doesn't move to this position as you approach your due date, your healthcare provider has several options for turning or repositioning them before you go into labor.