Week 32


There are lots of contraction apps out there, so play around with them until you find the one you like best. Alternatively, practise timing your contractions using your watch.

If your breasts are leaking colostrum, tuck some nursing pads into your bra to protect your clothes. This is a good time to buy a few nursing bras and select at least one cup size bigger than you need at present.


Discuss with your partner how much parental leave you’ll be taking, and how (all in one go, or in half-days, for example). Remember to let your place of work know – the more warning they get, the better for everybody.


You are as big and as heavy as a honeydew melon. During the next seven weeks, expect to gain a third to half of your birth weight.