Finally, here’s the big week when you’ll have your baby with you. The due date that your OB/GYN gave you 40 weeks ago is here and your baby will make a grand appearance anytime now. By pregnancy week 40, you must have everything ready from the baby’s car seat to the nursery. If you haven’t already done that, now is officially the time to pack your bag for hospital. Try to stay calm and relaxed, and don’t get stressed about false symptoms. Your baby will come when ready, and you’ll know right away when it will happen.

How’s the Baby Doing At Pregnancy Week 40 ?

By pregnancy week 40 , your baby would be the size of a jackfruit, measuring between 18.9 to 20.9 inches in length and weighing between 6.2 and 9.2 pounds. You will know exactly how big your baby is once they come out. Meanwhile, the baby will continue to grow nails and hair, and the lung development would also continue as he/she learns to breathe independently.

The Symptoms At Pregnancy Week 40

The symptoms you’ll experience in this month include:

  • Increased anxiousness, which you should avoid as stress isn’t good for your health.
  • The continuation of all previous symptoms such as lack of sleep, fatigue, cramps, increased pressure in the pelvic area, frequent peeing and false contractions.

What to Do?

Don’t give up your weekly prenatal appointments and do visit when they are scheduled. If there is something you still haven’t done for the baby’s arrival, this is your last chance to get things off from your to-do list. Keep looking out for signs of labor and know how to distinguish the false contractions from actual labor. Also, it might sound difficult, but rest up as much as you can because you won’t be able to rest much after the baby is here.


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