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You and your baby at 34 weeks pregnant

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Your baby at 34 weeks

Your baby's bones are continuing to harden, apart from the skull bones. These will stay soft and separated until after the birth to make the journey through the birth canal easier.

The bones can move gently and slide over each other so the head can be born safely while still protecting the brain.

You at 34 weeks

Pre-eclampsia is a condition that affects some women in pregnancy, usually after 20 weeks, and it can be serious.

The blood pressure and urine checks you're offered at your midwife appointments check for the early signs.

Know the others signs of pre-eclampsia to look out for, including a bad headache, swelling and vision problems.

Gas and air (Entonox) is a form of pain relief you can be offered in labour, including at a home birth.

Find out more about gas and air

Things to think about

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Page last reviewed: 04/10/2019
Next review due: 04/10/2022