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Pregnancy Diary Week 35

Discover your pregnancy journey

Pregnancy Diary Week 35

Do you ever wonder what is happening to your baby as it grows and develops inside of you? You can feel the changes that your body is making, but it would be nice to be able to see the changes that are happening to the baby also.


How your baby is growing

What you can expect  at this time

A beneficial food for your pregnancy nutrition


Pregnancy Diary Week 35: How Is Your Baby Growing?

Baby’s development at pregnancy week 35 makes you feel like you are almost ready for delivery. Your uterus which started out tucked away inside of your pelvis is now stretched up and under your rib cage.

The uterus is crowding out your other internal organs making you uncomfortable in most positions.

What you can expect

Eating may start to be harder since the stomach is being crowded making your feel full after just a few bites. This is why heartburn and having to use the bathroom more often is happening. The weight of the baby is probably starting to press on the nerves in your legs and pelvis and because of the weight gain you are most likely starting to waddle and having to change your centre of gravity. The changes in your body give you a burst of energy, but it is important not to overdue it since you will tire just as easily.

When you are 35 weeks pregnant the baby should be around 47 cm long. It should weigh about five pounds at this time. The baby will still gain weight and the lungs will soon be fully developed. The babies eyes can now dilate in reaction to light and dark of the tummy lining. At this time the kidneys are developed and the liver can process waste. Most of the basic physical development is complete at this stage.

Artichokes For Pregnancy Nutrition

Artichoke has been used traditionally as food and as a medicinal herb for its diuretic and digestive properties. Artichoke leaves are used by many in connection with gastrointestinal complaints stemming from bile deficiency (in the liver and gall bladder), as well as to stimulate appetite and diuresis. The results of several clinical investigations suggested that artichoke extracts are useful when used in connection with hepato-biliary dysfunction and digestive complaints, such as the sensation of fullness, loss of appetite, nausea, and abdominal pain. Some researchers have even suggested that artichoke dry extract could be safely recommended to patients with hyperlipoproteinemia and for possible prevention of vascular disease. Artichoke also has powerful antioxidant activity.

Traditionally, the benefits of artichoke have been known to help with digestion and for its diuretic properties. Many people throughout history have used artichoke leaves to alleviate complaints of gastrointestinal problems from a deficiency of bile in the gall bladder and liver. Artichoke is also used in diuresis and as an appetite stimulant.

Several clinical studies have shown that artichoke extracts help alleviate digestive complaints from hepato-biliary dysfunction, including loss of appetite, a feeling of fullness, abdominal pain and nausea. According to several researchers who have studied artichoke benefits, dry artichoke extract can be safely used for patients with hyperlipoproteinemia, as well as to possibly prevent vascular diseases. Powerful antioxidant activity has also been attributed to artichoke and artichoke extract.

In recent studies, artichoke has been shown to lower bad cholesterol—LDL—by 18.5 points and to increase good cholesterol—HDL—by 23 points. In the 1950s and 1960s, it had been widely used before statin drugs came on the scene.

Artichoke contains a substance called luteolin that may interfere with cholesterol synthesis and may play a part in its ability to lower cholesterol.

  • Reduction of triglycerides and total cholesterol serum
  • Increases liver function and bile flow and is used in the treatment of cirrhosis
  • Because of its diuretic properties, it is used in kidney disease
  • Relieves heartburn, stomach pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and constipation

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