32 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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The pressure that your uterus is placing on your diaphragm might also be causing more heartburn. Credit: GE Healthcare

You may be feeling Braxton Hicks contractions by now. These "practice" contractions can last for up to two minutes as your uterine muscles tighten. When you feel them, don't panic, just do some deep breathing. And if you're at all concerned that it's the real thing, call your doctor.

What's happening to baby: Baby weighs roughly 4 ½ pounds and is practicing breathing in preparation for her birth.

What's happening to Mom: As baby grows bigger, your uterus may begin putting pressure on your diaphragm, making it harder for you to breathe. This is another reason to take it easy in these final weeks of pregnancy.

33 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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