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32 Weeks Pregnant: Your Baby’s Development

Ups and downs. Your acrobat may be standing on his head now: Most babies settle in the head-down, or vertex, position by this week. Ideally, he'll stay put until you give birth. Then again, he might change positions several times before he's born.

As full as it gets. With about two pints of amniotic fluid in your uterus right now, it's fairly easy for your baby to switch from head-up to head-down. Over the next eight weeks, the amount of fluid will decrease as the amount of baby increases.

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32 Weeks Pregnant: Your Symptoms

Light ribbing. Feeling your baby move is sweet, but it's less fun when a foot gets stuck up under your rib cage. Try lying on your side or changing positions to coax her into moving.

Checkup double-up. When you reach 32 weeks, most healthcare providers will want to start seeing you every two weeks instead of just once a month. Among other things, your provider will be on the lookout for signs of infection, preterm labor, or preeclampsia.

Delivery drill. A tour of the hospital where you'll be delivering will take you through the labor and postpartum rooms, and acquaint you with registration procedures and paperwork. Knowing where to go and what to do ahead of time will prevent a last-minute scramble when you're in labor. Map out and travel two different routes to the hospital.

School days. Your childbirth classes are probably starting around this time. Be an active participant: Ask lots of questions, and feel free to talk about your hopes and fears. Don't forget to bring your partner so that you're both prepared when the moment arrives.

32 Weeks Pregnant: Your Checklist

Try lying on your side or changing positions if your baby gets a foot stuck up under your ribcage

Start seeing your healthcare provider every two weeks

Take a tour of the hospital where you’ll be delivering

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32 Weeks Pregnant: Your Checklist

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Try lying on your side or changing positions if your baby gets a foot stuck up under your ribcage

Start seeing your healthcare provider every two weeks

Take a tour of the hospital where you’ll be delivering

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