Picture of Third Trimester (36 Weeks)
This photo shows a baby at 36 weeks of gestational age during the third trimester. During this stage:
- The waxy coating that protects the skin (vernix) becomes thicker.
- The baby accumulates more body fat. The infant has much less room to move around in the womb.
- The baby weighs approximately 6 to 6 ½ pounds and is between 16 to 19 inches in length.
Text Reference: American Pregnancy Association: "Fetal Development: Third Trimester"