Your pregnancy at 36 weeks
What's happening with mum
Now, in your last month of pregnancy things are really starting to get exciting and you may find yourself with extra energy and adrenaline. This is common at later stages of pregnancy and can be as a result of what some experts call "nesting instinct". This involves increased activity as you try to prepare everything for the imminent arrival of your baby.
You might also notice your walk has changed and you resemble a penguin more as you waddle your way around the house. This is due to the softening of the connective tissues, making the lower part of the spine looser and more unstable. As the inside of your pelvis tilts this causes your stance to widen, accentuating the waddle effect.
What's happening with baby
Your baby should now weigh 5 to 6lbs and will continue to grow steadily. Although most of the systems are up and running, such as the immune system which fights off infection and the blood circulatory system, it wont be until a year or more after birth that the digestive system will be mature. While in the womb the umbilical cord has provided the baby with it's nutritional needs, after birth the digestive system will be used and maturity will come with experience.