32 Weeks Pregnant
During week 32 of pregnancy, as your baby grows, there will be less room for him or her to move around. This means that his or her kicks and movements might be less frequent and less forceful.
It is a good idea to continue kick counts at this time, looking for at least 10 kicks per hour. If you count fewer than 10 movements in two hours, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Other fetal development that is occurring when you are 32 weeks pregnant includes the following:
- The layers of fat continue to be deposited beneath the skin
- The arms and legs are fully proportioned in relation to the size of the head
- The baby is passing water from his or her bladder
- The hair on the head continues to grow
- The lanugo (the hair that covers your baby's skin) continues to fall off.
By the time you are 32 weeks pregnant, all of your baby's five senses are also functional, including hearing. This means that your baby is becoming familiar with all sorts of noises within his or her surroundings, including your heartbeat and digestion. Your baby is also beginning to recognize your voice. By the time he or she is born, your child will be very familiar with your voice.