Thicker Skin, Fairly Developed Lungs
The vernix coating on the baby’s skin is becoming thicker, and the lanugo hair is almost gone.
By now most babies will be in position for delivery. Your doctor can tell you if your baby is positioned head or bottom-first. Babies born at 34 weeks usually have fairly well-developed lungs, and their average size of 2,250 grams and 12.6 inches from head to bottom (derrière) allows them to survive outside the womb without extensive medical intervention.
Remember that calcium intake is extremely important during pregnancy because the baby will draw calcium from you to make and harden bones. If you don’t get enough calcium during pregnancy, it can affect your bones because the developing fetus will take minerals from your skeletal structure as needed.