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35 Weeks Pregnant

Get ready

Your baby is the size of a pineapple (but hopefully a lot less spiky)!

It is time to get the last few essentials ready because your baby could turn up any time now. As long as your baby has something clean to wear (if you're anything like us, cute baby clothes will not be in short supply), a safe place to sleep and a car seat for the drive home, you've got the basics covered.

You've probably been told by your doctor already when you will need to call to say you're in labour. The general rule of thumb is when the contractions are 5 minutes apart if it is your first baby, and 10-15 minutes apart if it's not. This is because second (and subsequent) labours are often much shorter.

Your bladder capacity is probably at an all time low right now, your baby's head is pressing directly onto your bladder, and it's only getting bigger! Do not cut back on fluids to try and reduce toilet trips. If you really don't want to have to go again in 10 minutes, try to empty your bladder as much as possible by leaning forward. If accidental urination is becoming an issue keep practising your Kegel exercises and wear a panty liner if you need one.

Only 5 more weeks to go!