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What Is Happening To Your Body
Continue eating healthy foods. You should be consuming about 2,400 to 2,500 calories a day of nutrient-packed foods like fruits, vegetables, protein, dairy, beans and whole grains.
Most babies will be in a head-down position by this week. If your baby's feet or tailbone has descended into the birth canal first, also known as the breach position, your healthcare provider can recommend exercises to coax the baby to turn around, making delivery easier. Alternatively, your doctor may try to move the baby into the head-down position with his or her hands. You will probably need to go to the hospital for this so that you and your baby can be monitored during the procedure.
Your prenatal checks will now happen every week until your baby is born. Be sure to inquire about what you should do if your water breaks. Review your birth plan and make sure your doctor has a copy. Also take time to discuss your plans for breastfeeding with your partner and doctor.
Ultrasound images courtesy of GE Healthcare
The clinical images and information presented in this application represent normal fetal growth during a typical pregnancy. The images and information are to be used for educational purposes only and not for diagnostic purposes. Please consult a licensed physician regarding any specific questions pertaining to your pregnancy.