What is the size of my baby during week 36?


At 36 weeks the fetus weighs about 6 pounds and is about 19 inches long. The fetus is continuing to gain weight at a rate of about one ounce per day. All the organ systems are developed and almost ready for taking over the functions done by the placenta throughout the pregnancy. At the end of the 36th week the pregnancy is considered full-term.

Your baby continues to gain weight as your due date approaches. In fact, your baby can gain more than an ounce a day! At week 36, your baby weighs in at roughly six to six and three-quarters pounds. On top of that, your baby can stretch up to 19 inches in length.

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