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Home > Be Healthy > Health Library > Week 32 of Pregnancy: What's Going On Inside
Around this time, some women start to notice times when their belly tightens and becomes firm to the touch and then relaxes. These are called Braxton Hicks contractions. Think of them like "warm-up" exercises for your uterus.
At this point, your baby is getting ready to do a very important thing it will need to do in the outside world: breathe.
Wondering what your baby looks like now? As you enter your ninth month of pregnancy, your baby is about the size of an acorn squash. Average baby length is 280 mm (11 in.). And average baby weight is 1700 g (3.7 lb).
Here are some of the important facts and developments around 32 weeks.
Current as of:
June 16, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineWilliam Gilbert MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Current as of: June 16, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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