32 Weeks Pregnancy - Symptoms, 32 Week Pregnancy Size

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 05 Jan 2019 - Written by Dr. Mehul V Sukhdiya - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

32 Weeks pregnancy symptoms are short of breath, darker nipples, heartburn, and leaky breasts. 32 weeks pregnant women need to take proper care of themselves and baby. At the end of 32 weeks pregnancy, the pre-labor contractions are common in the pregnant women.

Let’s Discuss in More Details About Symptoms of 32 Week Pregnant:

You are now 32 weeks pregnant and you must be super excited for an ever enticing life with your baby. The baby is in his/her form to hone all the skills he or she may need to thrive after making a grand entry into this world. At 32 weeks pregnant you may be eager to know about your baby’s position and the changes occurring in your body. Here is a list of symptoms you may experience during 32 weeks pregnancy-

1- Darker Nipples

Your body is pretty amazing and you may notice your areolas begin to darken at 32 weeks pregnant. The reason behind it is not confirmed but experts reveal the theory behind darkening so that the baby can see them better for breastfeeding.

2- Shortness Of Breath

You may feel a shortness of breath at 32 weeks pregnant. Do not panic as the baby is getting an adequate supply of oxygen.

3- Heartburn

If you feel a burning sensation in heart, go ahead and pop an antacid. They are often safe to use by many moms to be.
Heartburn while pregnancy of 32 weeks

4- Leaky Breasts

You may probably notice an enlargement in your breast size and may feel soreness or puffiness because your breasts have already begun to produce colostrum- a thick yellow fluid.

How Does Your Baby Look Like At 32 Weeks Pregnant?

At 32 weeks pregnant you may get a clear picture of your baby’s position through an ultrasound scan. The baby has now curled up and must be tipping scales of around three and a half to four pounds. The baby measures 15 to 17 inches in length at 32 weeks pregnancy.

Ultrasound image of 32 weeks pregnant baby

Though you are still weeks away from the D-Day, your baby has transformed his or her appearance from transparent to opaque. Your baby must have already begun to learn skills like swallowing, breathing, kicking and sucking.

32 Weeks Baby Weight

At 32 weeks pregnancy, your baby weighs around 3 ¾ pounds and looks like summer squash. It is 16.7 inches long and fills up maximum space in your uterus.

Baby's Position At 32 Weeks

At 32 weeks pregnant you are more susceptible to feel tapping and squirming because your baby has now curled up and a bit tight for exercise space right now. Your baby has now started preparing his/her or himself for the birth by settling in the heads down or bottoms up position in your uterus. This is because of the fact that the head of the fetus fits better in your pear-shaped uterus.

32 weeks baby position

It is also a plus in making childbirth easier if the baby comes out with the head first. Fewer than 5 percent of babies are noticed to acquire bottom down or breached position throughout pregnancy. You should not panic if your little bean has not acquired the upside down position yet.

32 Weeks Pregnant Belly

A 32-week pregnant belly generally measures about 30 to 34 centimeters when measured from uterus to the pelvic bone. If you are fortunate enough to be blessed with twins you will obviously feel more weighed down.

How Does Your Life change At 32 Weeks Pregnant?

At week 32 of your pregnancy, your body has changed dramatically to accommodate your and your baby’s growing needs. Your blood volume has increased up to 40 to 50 percent since the time you got pregnant. As your uterus pushes up leading to crowding near your diaphragm and stomach, you are more likely to experience shortness of breath and heartburn. Sleeping with propped up pillows and eating smaller meals often can help relieve discomfort. As your pregnancy advances, you may experience pain in lower back.

Pain in lower back of 32 weeks pregnant lady

It can also be a sign of preterm labor if you didn’t felt pain before. As your expanding uterus shifts your center of gravity and weakens your abdominal muscles, a change in your posture may put a strain on your back. Hormonal changes loosen your joints and ligaments, which attach your pelvic bones to your spine.

What Happens To Your Body During 32 Weeks Pregnant?

At week 32 of pregnancy, your body may start preparing itself for the delivery day and you may experience your uterus bunching and hardening periodically. The Braxton hicks are irregular contractions and dilations that are first felt around mid-pregnancy and increase its frequency as the pregnancy marks its progress. The pre-labor rehearsals are often experienced earlier and higher in intensity for in the women who have been pregnant before too.

Difference Between Pre Labor Contractions And Labor Pain

At week 32 pregnant, you may feel a tightening sensation that begins at the top of your uterus and then spreads down. The pre-labor contraction usually lasts from 15 to 30 seconds and can stay for longer than 1 minute. The pre-labor contractions stop as soon as you change position. The labor contractions are progressively stronger and continuous. The labor contractions require immediate medical attention.

Hope, this article has been able to resolve your queries on 32 weeks pregnancy. Follow Elawoman to get regular updates on fertility health and treatment.

Dr. Mehul V Sukhdiya

Written by

Infertility Specialist, IVF Specialist

Dr. Mehul V Sukhdiya is an IVF specialist and endoscopic surgeon who is practicing in the field of gynecology and infertility for more than two decades. He holds medical degree namely MBBS and DGO. He provides treatment services like In vitro fertilization (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), sperm and egg donation, sperm and egg freezing, tuboplasty, testicular biopsy, myomectomy, surrogacy, IMSI, ICSI and TESA. Dr. Mehul is currently the director of Sumirans Womens Hospital and Radhe Endoscopy Training Centre and Research Institute, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad. You can find out further information regarding Dr. Mehul at


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Sita Pradhan

I had gained a lot of weight during mid of my pregnancy. But with the guidance of my dietitian and gynecologist, I currently weigh the normal one.

July 20, 2018, 9:22 a.m. 5.0


Nalina Mehta

During the later months of my pregnancy, I often felt short of breath. But with time, I was eased as I opted for regular exercise like simple walks for 5-10 minutes after every few hours throughout the day.

June 13, 2018, 5:15 p.m. 5.0


Venisha Mahajan

One of my best friends had severe labor pain at the end of her second pregnancy. Her gynecologist was quite cooperative and she guided her in the best way.

Dec. 23, 2017, 2:19 p.m. 4.5


Kalpana Mathur

With growing weeks of pregnancy, pregnant women should keep a keen eye on their diet plan and the amount of iron they are taking in their food. Any women pregnant at 32 weeks or holding 32 weeks pregnancy must increase its blood volume up to 40-50 percent so that she can fulfill the growing needs...

Oct. 28, 2017, 3:06 p.m. 5.0


Sheila Saxena

A nice read to engage those 32 week pregnant moms to be! Very interesting facts for anyone actually.

Oct. 28, 2017, 3:06 p.m. 4.5

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