At 32 weeks your baby will be familiar with the sound of your heartbeat and digestion. The pitch of women’s voices are most audible over this background noise, and he or she will recognise your voice immediately after birth.
As your due date draws nearer, your body may start prepping for delivery with ‘practice’ contractions, known as Braxton Hicks. These are irregular contractions of the uterus which are generally intense and uncomfortable rather than painful. They can be experienced throughout pregnancy, but are more common in the third trimester.