38 Weeks Pregnant

Baby's Development

Week 38 is still technically "Early Term" as baby continues to increase in weight and his or her lungs, liver, and brain continue developing. If baby arrives now, he or she should be fine but this last bit of growth is good for baby.

Your Developments

Together, you and baby are preparing for birth. If this is your first baby, he or she is likely to have dropped down into the pelvis in readiness for birth. But don't worry if baby has not engaged - especially if this is not your first baby - engagement often does not happen until labour begins.

Pregnancy To Do's for Week 38

Finish any last minute preparations, make sure your hospital bag is ready. Perhaps prepare some frozen meals for the early days following baby's arrival. But also make sure you get plenty of rest.


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