Your pregnancy and baby guide
You and your baby at 32 weeks pregnant
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- Secrets to success
- Am I pregnant?
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- Preparing for the birth
- Work out your due date
- Tests scans and checks
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- Common pregnancy ailments
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Labour and birth
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- The birth
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- Premature babies
- How to breastfeed
- Breastfeeding problems
- Lifestyle and breastfeeding
- Bottle feeding
- Newborn screening tests
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- New parents
- New mums
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Babies and toddlers
- Weaning and solid foods
- Baby health and care
- Spotting signs of serious illness
- Reflux in babies
- How to take a baby's temperature
- Reducing the risk of SIDS
- Treating a high temperature
- Sleep problems in children
- Coughs, colds and ear infections
- Diarrhoea and vomiting
- Infectious illnesses
- Children's medicines
- Looking after a sick child
- Serious conditions and special needs
- Constipation in young children
- Your baby's height and weight
- Baby health and development reviews
- Leg and foot problems in children
- Learning, play and behaviour
- Safety and accidents
Your baby at 32 weeks
By about 32 weeks, the baby is usually lying with their head pointing downwards, ready for birth. This is known as cephalic presentation.
If your baby is not lying head down at this stage, it's not a cause for concern – there's still time for them to turn.
The amount of amniotic fluid in your uterus is increasing, and your baby is still swallowing fluid and passing it out as urine.
You at 32 weeks
Being active and fit during pregnancy will help you adapt to your changing shape and weight gain. It can also help you cope with labour and get back into shape after the birth.
Find out about bump-friendly exercise.
Some women develop pelvic pain in pregnancy. This is not harmful to your baby, but it can cause severe pain and make it difficult for you to get around.
Find out about ways to tackle pelvic pain in pregnancy.
Breastfeeding has long-term benefits for you and your baby. It's never too early to start thinking about how you're going to feed your baby, and you do not have to make up your mind until your baby is born.
Things to think about
- how you might feel after the birth
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Page last reviewed: 04/10/2019
Next review due: 04/10/2022