Pregnancy Week 31

BirthWatch ticker week for 31

"Your baby's bones are fully developed but still very soft and pliable."

More About Week 31:

  • Your baby's digestive tract is very near mature development.
  • Your baby's weight gain will now exceed its growth in length from now on.
  • Your baby should double its weight between now and the time of birth.
  • Your baby may move to the rhythm of music.
  • Babies at this developmental age will respond to your taps and pats from the outside of mother's belly.
  • Your baby weighs about 3.5 pounds.

Healthy Pregnancy Tips for Week 31

Recommended Reading:

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child

This is a great, if somewhat factual and dryly written, basic guide for parents who want a comprehensive, "it has everything" guide to baby care. If Sears' "Baby Book" is to0 lefty for you, you'll like this guide.

See More Recommendations For the Third Trimester from BirthWatch