Your Pregnancy At Week 31

Weight: 1.5kg  Size: 41.1cm,Coconut   Weeks Left: 9
In a nutshell
Your hip joints will start softening in preparation for birth
Your baby is now starting to slowly push its way down through the birth canal
If there is any reduction in your baby’s movements report it
Your baby can now use all 5 senses

Your Body at Week 31

Are you finding yourself trying to catch your breath? The high levels of progesterone and hormone increase your body temperature and breathing rate which can cause breathlessness. Also to add to that, the expanding uterus pushes the abdominal contents up to the diaphragm, leaving your lungs with less room to expand when you try to breathe deeply.

Practising deep breathing and meditation will help you get much needed air into your lungs. It is also a great way to take 10 minutes out of your day for some you time.

Your Baby At Week 31 

Your baby’s weekly weight gain is a much as 500g and it will continue this way between the weeks 31-35.

Your baby will weigh on average 2.5kg at week 35! This means your baby will look more lean and less wrinkly. They will soon have the chubby baby cheeks everyone will want to squeeze! 

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                            

Week 31 TODO's

  1. If you are suffering back pain, taking a nice walk can keep the pain at a minimum. So, this week get moving with your partner.
  2. Now might be the time to invest in a birthing ball if you haven’t already done so. You can use this throughout the rest of your pregnancy, and it is a great companion to help you through labour.
  3. Eating smaller meals can really help you digest the food properly if you are struggling with heartburn, indigestion or constipation.

Week 31 FAQ's

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: German Meaning: "Freeman"
Charlie
Gender: Female Origin: Greek Meaning: "Light"
Nora

Recipe of the Week

Egg and New Potato Salad
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
4.5 / 5
10 Min
Serves 4
Healthy
5 Ingreds
Easy

Ingredients

  • Hot boiled new potatoes
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Handful chopped parsley
  • Hard boil eggs
  • Bag of wild rocket
  • Cucumber, diced

Cooking Instructions

    • Firstly, you will need a pan of boiling hot water to boil your eggs in for 10 minutes.
    • Whilst boiling, follow the packet instructions on how to cook your new potatoes.
    • Start preparing the salad by chopping the parsley, wild rocket and cucumber.
    • Once the eggs are cooked, run under cold water so it is easier to peel of the shell.
    • Toss the hot boiled new potatoes with the olive oil, lemon juice and parsley.
    • Leave to cool, then toss the hard-boiled eggs with the rocket and cucumber.

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