Pregnancy and Fetal Development

Picture of Third Trimester (36 Weeks)

Picture of Third Trimester (36 Weeks)
Third Trimester: The Baby at 36 Weeks
  • The protective waxy coating called vernix gets thicker.
  • Body fat increases. Your baby is getting bigger and bigger and has less space to move around. Movements are less forceful, but you will feel stretches and wiggles.
  • Your baby is about 16 to 19 inches long and weighs about 6 to 6½ pounds.
Reviewed by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR on August 21, 2009

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