Mom tip at 36 weeks pregnant
Did you know...?
Your baby’s position at 36 weeks will help you breathe easier. Right now, your baby is getting into position for entry into the world. To do this, they most likely drop head-first into your pelvic area. When this step—called lightening—takes place, your lungs (and stomach!) will have a bit more room to expand. Walking may be tougher, though, so be prepared to waddle at 36 weeks pregnant. If your baby’s head isn’t down, they’re considered breached, and your doctor might talk to you about different options for labor and delivery.
Baby brain waves
Your baby’s brain is developing.
Though your baby at 36 weeks has a well-developed brain, the bones surrounding it are still soft, allowing for further growth. Those bones can also move around and overlap to make it easier for your baby to travel down the birth canal. Don’t be surprised if your little one comes out with a pointy or misshapen head; it’s quite common, and it’s not going to hurt their brainpower. Usually, the baby’s skull will take on a more traditional shape soon after birth.
Real issues, real solutions
The issue: With just a few weeks left until your little one’s arrival, you may still be considering whether you want to breastfeed or feed your baby formula—or a bit of both.
The solution: Explore your options and learn more about formula feeding and breastfeeding. More info you might find helpful: