What happens during the 32nd week of pregnancy?
- Bust a move: Your baby’s getting active in there—breathing, sucking, swallowing, blinking, grabbing, and getting ready for that first official appearance. Soon enough you’ll be rolling out the red carpet!
- Fattening up: After months of being almost translucent, the baby's skin is gaining color and texture as the fat builds up. Soon you’ll be playing with those chubby baby arms to happy and wondrous giggles.
- Sleeping like a baby: Your baby’s making the most of shut-eye time while you’re suffering insomnia. During quiet sleep, you may not feel as much movement, but your baby will soon move back into active sleep and squirm and stretch.
Symptoms of labor at 32 weeks
If you experience signs of labor such as your water breaking, loss of your mucus plug, or continual, intensifying contractions, it may indicate that you’re going into premature labor. Preterm labor is when your body goes into labor early, specifically before 37 weeks of pregnancy. If you notice any labor symptoms at 32 weeks, try to remain calm and contact your doctor right away.
At 32 weeks pregnant, how is the baby positioned?
Your little gymnast is growing and has a lot less room to do their flips. The space in the uterus is getting a bit cramped. At this stage of your pregnancy, your baby should soon work their way into the cephalic presentation—the head’s-down, bottom’s-up position in preparation for the big day. Don’t worry if they're not there yet. There’s still time, and doctors have several options for turning or repositioning your baby as you approach your due date.