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Your Pregnancy: Week 34

No, it's not (just) the lack of sleep that's making your vision fuzzy. Pregnancy hormones and fluid buildup can affect your eyes' curvature and tear production, making them extra-itchy and sensitive. No matter what your vision's like, take a look toward the light -- less than two months to go!

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> Is your car seat safe?
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> See all third trimester Q&As






Baby's now the size of a butternut squash!
Baby can recognize and react to simple songs...time to start practicing your lullabies! In fact, baby will recognize frequently sung tunes after birth and probably find them soothing. Less cute news: She now urinates about one pint per day. Get the diapers ready!







To-do:
> Schedule weekly OB visit
> Get to know the signs of labor
> Address birth announcement envelopes
> Go to your checklist

[ tip ] If you don't already have one, get a low-maintenance haircut. There'll be little time for blow-drying, straightening, or styling once baby arrives.

> Chat with other moms-to-be who share your due date

> Read more about being 34 weeks pregnant

All medical information reviewed by Dr. Geeta K. Swamy, Duke University Medical Center OB/GYN Department

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