The navel and the upper part of your uterus continue getting closer. Now they are at a distance of about 14 cm – of course, this is strictly individual, so do not worry if it is different for you. The increasing uterus is a sign that your baby also grows and develops normally.
Getting closer to the delivery, you feel and will more frequently feel the preparatory contractions. They usually begin in the upper part of the uterus and then expand downwards. While they move upwards, you can feel the tension of the uterus hardening, and when they move downwards – you feel its relief. Thus, your uterus will gradually get ready for the expected birth of the baby.