36 Weeks Pregnant

By Twill Care Editors
March 02, 2023

At 36 weeks pregnant, your baby is the size of a head of Romaine lettuce. Remember the fuzzy body hair called lanugo? It’s starting to fall off. Some may stay on the arms and shoulders.

It’s common to feel uncomfortable and tired of being pregnant! Your body has been working hard, and your baby is almost ready to be born. It will all pay off in the coming weeks.

Now that you’ve hit 36 weeks, you’ll see your provider about once per week. You’ll probably be tested for group B strep (GBS). This bacteria is common and poses risks to babies during birth. If you have it, you’ll likely be given antibiotics to reduce risks to the baby.

Make sure to finish up important to-dos. Finish packing your bag. If you’re taking time off work, make sure your workplace is ready. Talk to your supervisor to make sure everything is wrapped up.

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