Development – Week 34

Week 34 –  Differentiates daytime and night time!

Welcome to week 34. Your baby has most of the organs developed and functional. Your baby happily listens to whatever you say and responds to you and your emotions. This week, the baby weighs 1800 to 2000 grams and is the size of a squash.

So, let’s summarize the main events that you will see in this week:

Your baby can blink and closes its eyes when it is sleeping and opens its eyes when wide awake.  Differentiating daytime and nighttime becomes easier now. This is because the baby’s eyes are now sensitive to the light entering through the thinning uterine walls.

The growing fat layer makes your baby have rounder cheeks and smoother skin with no creases.

If it is a baby boy, his testicles are descending to his scrotum from the abdomen. Few cases (3-4%), of undescended testicles at birth, which move to their final position within the first year of their birth.

The baby assumes a head down or a breech position. The amniotic fluid at this week starts decreasing.

Nervous system and lungs are almost fully developed.

All the organs and systems are carrying out their basic functions.

Developmental Milestones Summary:

The baby can differentiate daytime and night time. All the sense organs are in working properly. The baby is readying itself for birth

 Ultrasound findings:

By now the baby assumes a head down pose. The genital organs in males and females and males are almost fully developed. The baby is active and moves around.

Fetal Size:

The baby now measures 17 ½ to 18 inches from crown to rump (CRL).

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