Your baby is preparing for his first breath after birth. He/she now making breathing motions about 14% of the time — and up to 44 times a minute. Their vocal cords are also functioning, and is ready for their first big cry.

Your baby's circulatory system is developing. The capillaries continue to form and are filling up with blood. Iron is a key part of his red blood cells; so try to eat more iron-rich foods.

Your baby is the size of an ear of corn at 22 cm. He weighs over 680 g.

How is your baby's brain developing?.

The brain growth is helping them to become more aware of their surroundings. They might even respond with a kick when they hears you talking!

What pregnancy symptom might you experience this week?

Pregnancy swelling can put pressure on a nerve in your hand, leading to tingling and pain known as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Take these tips to alleviate CTS and to make your pregnancy more comfortable:

Monitor your weight gain

You are more susceptible to CTS if you put on too much weight.

Avoid repetitive movements that put a strain on your hands and wrists

Such as typing. Use an ergonomic keyboard and limit time spent on your smartphone.

Mom's tip of the week

Put aside that phone when it's near bedtime! Being well-rested is important for a healthy pregnancy. Your baby is starting to follow a sleep schedule, but it may not match yours. You may feel your baby being active when you are just getting into bed.