Thirty-fourth week of pregnancy brings сloser the delivery time, and the woman is waiting, listening to herself and her baby. Height of standing of the bottom of the uterus on 34 weeks of gestation is 34 cm. The restriction of mobility of the diaphragm because of the upward displacement of internal organs leads to the feeling of shortness of breath, especially during physical activity, such as walking or performing household chores.
On the 34th week the expectant mother should monitor the weight and pay attention to the presence of edema. The appearance of edema in the ankles, legs and hands especially in combination with a headache and increased blood pressure may indicate to the development of preeclampsia – late toxicosis of pregnant women. Experiencing such symptoms it is imperative to consult a doctor in order to avoid the development of serious diseases.