Find out what to expect at your first and second trimester ultrasound appointments, what you can learn from those ultrasounds, and why you might need an ultrasound or a few in the third trimester. Relax—You don't have to brace for needles when you get this painless test. During an ultrasound your doctor or a skilled technician uses a plastic transducer to transmit high-frequency sound waves through your uterus. These sound waves send signals back to a machine that converts them into images of your baby.
Weekly Ultrasounds 34 - 40 Weeks
34 Weeks Pregnant - Pregnancy Articles
Reaching the 34th week of pregnancy means that you are almost through the eighth month and are just one week away from stepping into your final month. Your baby can now differentiate between daytime and nighttime by the light entering the uterus through the gradually thinning uterine walls. His eyes are now mature enough for him to close them while sleeping and open them when awake, helping your baby to set up a distinct sleep schedule . With the growing fat layer, your baby now appears more like a newborn with rounder cheeks and smoother skin . The fetal central nervous system and lungs are now developed enough to function on their own if you were to deliver your baby this week . However, most babies require external respiratory support to help their little lungs to continue working in a proper pace. If you are having a boy, his testicles are moving down to his scrotum from the abdomen.
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View video transcript. Have a boy bun in the oven? Then hooray for his testicles, which started out tucked up in his abdomen and are now migrating to their permanent home — his scrotum. In about three to four percent of boys, the testicles hang out upstairs a while longer, lingering until some lads turn a year old.
Your wee one is getting pretty snug in there — they're all curled up with their knees to their chest. What about their back? If this is your first baby, they may have turned around by now to be head down and pressed deep into your pelvis ready for the birth.