Your baby’s bones are starting to grow by week 32 of pregnancy baby development. These bones will remain soft however, so they can remain flexible when you squeeze your baby out during delivery. If you have an ultrasound scheduled by week 32 of pregnancy baby development, you may also notice some hair on your baby’s head. Along with some hair and bones, your baby’s toenails are starting to form and should be visible.
If your baby has yet to shed lanugo, the layer of soft hair that has been covering your baby for the past few months of pregnancy, then week 32 of pregnancy baby development may finally be the week those hairs fall off.
With only eight more weeks before delivery, your baby might start to turn with the head pointing downwards. This is also known as cephalic presentation, as babies usually enter the world headfirst. If your baby has yet to turn, you should not be worried as there is still a long way to go from week 32 of pregnancy baby development to childbirth.
By now, there should also be an increased amount of amniotic fluid (the fluid responsible for feeding your baby). Your baby will need it as there is a lot more growing to be done.
Body & Life Changes
How is my body changing?
By week 32, frequent trips to the bathroom are the norm. Your uterus is still pushing down against your bladder, causing a frequent need to urinate. Leg cramps and backaches are still present. Colostrum or pre-pregnancy breast milk might be leaking from your breasts as well.