40 Weeks Pregnant

Week 40

Baby's Development

Baby is fully developed (Full Term), weighs about 3 kg (7 lb) and is about 50 cm (19.5 inches) long. Over the last few weeks as baby has gained weight, his or her skin has fleshed out and lost its wrinkly appearance.

Your Developments

Your Estimated Due Date is at the end of this week! You are Full Term and baby could come any time. On the other hand, babies often keep their moms waiting a bit longer. Either way, be on the lookout for signs of labour starting. Your waters may break, you may notice loss of amniotic fluid, or the mucus plug may come away. Contractions may start. Keep in touch with your medical professional. During the first stage of labour, the cervix begins to open and becomes thinner in preparation for delivery. Once the cervix is fully open and contractions are coming every five minutes, you will be in the delivery stage and baby will arrive soon!

Pregnancy To Do's for Week 40

Try to relax, knowing there isn't long to go now.


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