34 st week of pregnancy: a baby with a new skin

As your baby approaches term, he gradually loses the lanugo, down, and vernix caseosa, a waxy, whitish, oily substance covering the baby's skin, which served as protection in utero.

He improves his sucking reflex day by day, regularly swallowing amniotic fluid and sucking his thumb from time to time.

His senses are on the alert and, above a noise level of 105 decibels, his heart rate may increase. If the baby is in a breech position, it will probably not turn over for delivery, as it has no room, as is the case for 4 to 5% of babies.