Your Pregnancy At Week 36

Weight: 2.6kg  Size: 47.4cm, Romaine Lettuce  Weeks Left: 4
In a nutshell
Your bump will start to change shape
Growth of your baby slows down around now
Antenatal appointment this week
Your baby will now be able to suck and digest breast milk

Your Body at Week 36

Welcome to week 36, that means there's only 4 weeks until your official due date!

From here on in, your baby will begin preparing for labour. They will have, if not soon begin to move down the birth canal. This means the head will be engaged in the pelvis, probably allowing yourself to breathe easier as everything won’t be so compacted upwards anymore.

Your pelvic ligaments and joints will continue to prepare for birth, which can lead to aches and pains in your pelvic area and an increasingly sore abdomen. Now may be a good time to jump on your BABYGO birthing ball to release any pressure you have down there.

Your Baby At Week 36

As mentioned before, your baby is getting ready for labour and to enter this world. At this point, their head is a lot smaller than earlier on in your pregnancy. However, by full term your baby’s head still remains the largest part of their body.

I bet your thinking, how in the world am I going to be able to give birth? Well, your baby’s skull is not fully fused together until much later on until after they are born. The brain is still protected by much softer bones, allowing the head followed by the rest of their little body to travel safely to the outside world.

Week 36 TODO's

  1. Jump on your birthing ball this week to help encourage your baby to engage.
  2. Make sure you are ready for the big day by having all those important phone numbers in your phone or on a piece of paper that is put into your hospital bag. You will want to notify the closest people to.
  3. Invite some friends over for a cup of tea this week. You may be feeling anxious about birth so having a friendly face round may help take your mind of things.
  4. This week think of baby proofing your home of any potential hazards that your baby might encounter.

Week 36 FAQ's

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: English Meaning: "Son of Jack"
Gender: Female Origin: Hebrew Meaning: "Life"

Recipe of the Week

Meatball and Tomato Soup
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
4.5 / 5
15 Min
Serves 4
11 Ingreds


  • 1 ½ tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 1x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 100g giant couscous
  • 500ml hot vegetable stock
  • 12 pork meatballs
  • 150g baby spinach
  • Grated parmesan, to serve
  • Cooking Instructions

      • Heat the oil in a saucepan, fry the onion and peppers for 7 minutes then stir through the garlic and chilli flakes. Add the tomatoes, giant couscous and vegetable stock and bring to simmer.
      • Season to taste, then add the meatballs and spinach. Simmer for 5-7 minutes or until cooked through.
      • Once cooked, divide into bowls and top with some basil and parmesan.

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