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This week of pregnancy, your baby is about 19 inches in length and weighs about 4 1/3 pounds. By about this point, the volume of amniotic fluid has reached it's maximum. As your baby grows, there will be less fluid and more baby, which makes movements feel more frequent and vigorous. The amniotic fluid is clear and by the time your baby is born, there will be about 2-6 cups of fluid in the amniotic sac. As fat accumulates under your baby's skin, your baby's skin color changes from dark red and transparent to pinkish (even in babies who will eventually be dark-skinned) and translucent. More below:

Changes in You:

Although you may be quite tired, you still may have difficulty sleeping because of backache, baby's movement, feeling too hot, headaches, leg cramps or trouble finding a comfortable position. Remember that when you lie down, try always to roll to your left side, since it improves your circulation and also your baby's, while aiding in digestion and breathing. A full body pillow may be a must to help achieve a comfortable position for sleeping.