Around 35 weeks pregnant, you also might be experiencing more discomfort from hemorrhoids caused by the increased pressure of your growing baby on the veins in your rectum. You might also be constipated, which makes hemorrhoids worse because you might strain for a bowel movement.
Try to avoid hemorrhoids by drinking lots of fluids and eating plenty of whole grains, raw or cooked leafy green vegetables, and fruits. Try not to strain for bowel movements, and always talk with your doctor before taking a laxative.
Your overall physical discomfort is increasing as your baby puts more pressure on your body as he or she grows to full size.
At 35 weeks pregnant, your baby now measures about 12 inches from crown to rump and likely weighs more than 5 pounds, 5 ounces. This week begins your baby's most rapid period of weight gain about 8 to 12 each week. Babies who are born during this week or after have a 99 percent chance of survival.
If your baby is a boy, his testes have completed their descent. He or she is continuing to gain weight and store fat all over his or her body. The lungs are almost fully developed.