40 Weeks Pregnant

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

You have reached 40 Weeks, baby is Full Term and could come any time, however, keep in mind that few babies arrive exactly on their estimated due date.

Be on the lookout for signs of labor starting. Your waters may break, you may notice loss of amniotic fluid, or the mucus plug may come away. Contractions may start.

Contact your medical professional if you have signs of labor .

During the first stage of labor, the cervix begins to open and becomes thinner in preparation for delivery. Once the cervix is fully open and your contractions are 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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