Support and information from NCT
NCT offers reliable support and information about the various stages of pregnancy, week by week.
Your developing baby
By 35 weeks there will be less room for your baby, but they will be just as active at the end of pregnancy.
Their movements will probably feel different, but they should be as strong and frequent as they were before. If you think your baby’s movements have stopped or slowed down, it’s important to seek advice from your midwife or maternity unit straight away.
Enjoy your free time
Whilst some women at 35 weeks pregnant will feel exhausted; if you have the energy it can be a nice time to get out and about, doing all the things you might miss post-pregnancy such as a dinner date with your partner and spending some quality time together.
Having a new baby will change your life, and for the first few months it is not uncommon for new parents to have less time to pursue the social life they had before baby came along.
In the UK, parents of new babies are routinely asked if their baby is to have supplementary vitamin K by injection or oral supplement, which a very small number of babies need to make blood clot and prevent excessive internal bleeding. Some babies who are at risk of bleeding don’t show any risk factors so, for this reason, the Department of Health recommends all babies are given vitamin K soon after birth, usually by injection.
Gas and air in labour
Thinking about using gas and air as pain relief? The gas and air (Entonox) is a colourless, odourless gas which you inhale through a mouthpiece.
This method provides fast-acting relief and you have more control over effects the as they wear off very quickly once you stop inhaling. However, it may make you feel a bit sick and light-headed and can dry your mouth out if you use it for long periods.
Have you thought about breastfeeding?
Meeting other mums at a Baby Café or other drop in can really help.
NCT offers reliable support and information about the various stages of pregnancy, week by week. Our support line offers practical and emotional support with feeding your baby and general enquiries for parents, members and volunteers: 0300 330 0700.
We also offer antenatal courses which are a great way to find out more about birth, labour and life with a new baby.
Make friends with other parents-to-be and new parents in your local area for support and friendship by seeing what NCT activities are happening nearby.