31 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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Place nursing pads in your bra if your breasts have begun to leak. Credit: GE Healthcare

By now, you should have a rough idea of who's going to take over your workload while you're out of the office. Brief your boss, employees and coworkers about what needs to be done while you're on your maternity leave, in case you deliver earlier than expected.

What's happening to baby: Baby is 15 ½ inches long and may weigh about 4 pounds by now.

What's happening to Mom: At this point in your pregnancy, your breasts are bigger and may have stretch marks. They may also be leaking a yellowish liquid. It's nothing to worry about: The colostrum, or pre-milk, that's coming from your breasts now will also come out in the first few days after your baby is born before changing over to the milk that will nourish your baby, if you decide to breastfeed.

32 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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