Your baby weighs about three an a half pounds. At this stage, you're gaining about a pound a week. Half of that weight is going to the baby, so the baby will feel like it's stretching up into your ribs. This can cause shortness of breath or heartburn. Eating smaller portions, using antacids and sleeping in an elevated position can help discomfort. You should be feeling the baby move three to four times per hour.
At this visit, we will check your weight, urine and, blood pressure. The doctor will look for any signs of swelling in your hands, face and feet.