32 Weeks Pregnant

Changes in Your Body When 32 Weeks Pregnant

At 32 weeks pregnant, your uterus is measuring about 5 inches above your navel and is pushing your organs every which way (wherever there is room). This may cause heartburn or constipation.
Heartburn may become more of a problem as the uterus pushes up on the stomach. In order to minimize heartburn and indigestion, eat frequent, small meals instead of fewer, larger ones. Try avoiding acidic foods like tomatoes (such as spaghetti sauce or pizza). If this does not help, talk to your healthcare provider about taking antacids.
You may also be bothered by constipation more than ever. In order to lessen the symptoms of constipation, drink lots of water and eat plenty of fiber. If it gets really uncomfortable and you are unable to have a bowel movement without pain, talk to your healthcare provider about stool softeners. Stool softeners are often combined with prenatal vitamins, but you do not want your system to become reliant on them.
Other symptoms of late pregnancy you may be experiencing include:
  • Indigestion
  • Breathlessness
  • Fluid retention, which can cause varicose veins and swollen ankles, hands, and face. 
Pregnancy and Pain

Week by Week Pregnancy

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2018 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.