Pregnancy Week 40

Forty Weeks Pregnant

At this point of time, baby is ready to meet you! This is officially ending of the pregnancy. Your body provides baby antibodies for 6 months after his birth.

Your Baby

Size

You are expecting to give birth at this week. But need not to worry if he decides to stay more in your womb. Many babies are late in their entrance.

Baby is almost of the length of 20.16inches and weighs about 7.6 pounds. This may be the size of watermelon.

Development

When your baby will arrive he will be upgraded with the factors such as activity and musical tone, heart rate, responses, appearance and respiration.

Following some growths described briefly:

o   Slower growth:

From now baby is growing slowly within your womb. It is expecting time for delivery for baby. He has less space as of now compared to other weeks.

o   Hard bones:

Bones have hardened except for the skull (as it remained soft). This helps the baby so the head can squish together to make its way down the birth canal. That’s why some babies have cone shaped heads in early days of their birth.

o   Nail growth:

Your baby’s growth has slows down as of now. But fingernails and toenails are growing in length still during this time. Probably you want to clip those tiny heels after birth.

Pregnancy Week 39

Thirty Nine Weeks Pregnant

Congratulations! At this week, you are finally got what actually considered as full term baby. This is time to find out how your baby is developing in this last week of the pregnancy.

Baby

Size:

Your baby weighs as much as pumpkin at this week. His length is 19.96inches and has weight about 7.25lbs.

At this point of time, he has almost shed most of his white creamy substance called vernix and fine hair known as lanugo (which covered most of his skin from the middle of the second trimester).

Development:

Now your baby can be introduced in this world any time in these weeks. Let’s find some growths at this week of baby.

Your baby is considered as full term for the delivery. Even this time, he is still depositing the fat for the body and brain keep growing to get him ready for the world. Placenta is continuing supplying him nutrients and antibodies that will protect him from diseases.

o   Baby movements:

In this week, baby is not kicking and moving around as has little space in your womb. Your baby’s movements should be as same as usual. If baby facing difficulty to move then you can try drinking some cold water to wake him up.

If above thing does not work, you can consult the doctor.

o   Skin cell turnover:

Your baby making new skin cells to restore the older ones. These new cells will help baby to regulate the temperature of his body after birth.

Pregnancy Week 38

Thirty Eight Weeks Pregnant

At this week of pregnancy, baby has developed his vocal cords and some time you may feel anxiety.

Baby

Size

Your baby is of the length of 19.6 inches and weighs about 6.8 pounds this week. It is almost of the length of a stalk of rhubarb.

Growth

Now you are almost on the way. Baby’s brain and lungs are continuing developing this week. And rest of the organs is almost set for the birth. Let’s find out what is happening with your baby at this week.

Baby getting improved in tasks like breathing, digestion and circulation on the daily basis. Baby can be come any time in between 38 to 42 weeks. Mostly 40 week considered as due date.

o   Vocal cords:

Baby’s vocal cords have fully developed, hence they are ready to communicate with you after they born.

o    Head:

Mostly babies are known for their attractively heads, which are outcome of the brain power they develop in the uterus. In this situation, Head is almost in the same circumference as their abdomen does.

Mainly connections are building in their brain which further help them in swallowing and even sleep better once they born.

Pregnancy Week 37

Thirty Seven Weeks Pregnant

Your baby is almost ready for the labor. Find out how baby is developing when you are 37 weeks. Learn some common signs of labor and breastfeeding diet.

Baby

Size:

Your baby is of the length 19.13inches and weighs about 6.3lbs around this week. Baby is as long as stalk of Swiss chard.

Growth:

Baby is running out of space in your womb. He is stretching and wriggling, instead of putting big kicks.

The umbilical cord starts passing antibodies to your baby which contributes to the preparation for the delivery. Hence, baby is preparing for the disease and germs he will encounter when he is out the womb.

o   Hearing ability:

He can hear and recognize your voice as he is getting better with his hearing skills. He will move his neck in your direction while you speak.

o   Agility:

During this week, baby’s fingers are becoming more movable and coordinated as he learns to grasp and hold the things. He can grasp his face and toes, and will be able to grab your finger.

o   Head-down:

Within this week, most of the baby has come in the head down position. If in case baby is in feet down position. You can talk to your consultant and can do accordingly.

Pregnancy Week 36

Thirty Six Weeks Pregnant

Your baby’s growth period has come to an end. We will find how he will develop further in this week. You can know the pregnancy signs and will aware about the pregnancy.

Baby

Size:

Your baby is of the length of 18.7 inches and weighs 5.75lb. It is almost of the size of romaine lettuce. He is getting the fat in his body and becoming plumper.

Development:

Your baby is working hard to accumulate the most of the fat his body. This layer of fat is rounded up his face. 

This fat makes about 15% of his body weight. And this will help in maintain the body temperature of the baby.

Sucking muscles has developed by this time and are ready for his first real feeding.

o   Blood flow:

Your baby’s blood circulation is fully working and running properly. And getting prepare for his arrival with almost all functions.

o   Digestion:

Digestion process is still under process. You baby not feed any milk yet, so it will take time to get all the functions of digestion to work properly.

o   Shedding:

The downy hair on the body of the baby is shedding during this week.

o   Head down:

By this week, your baby is heading down to the cervix, getting ready for the arrival. If baby is not in this position, you can consult to your doctor about how you can change the position.

Pregnancy Week 34

Thirty four Weeks Pregnant

During this week, you can feel more pelvic pressure and baby may have tiny nails have grown.

Baby

Size

Your baby is now of the size of cantaloupe. He is of the length of 17.7inches and 4.73 lb. His bones are developing this week. He is turning his heads and moving the body from side to side.

Growth

Your baby is now preparing for his arrival in few weeks. This week protective caseosa (cheese like white waxy coating that keeps skin safe) starts thicken. After birth it will be washed off very shortly.

o   Nervous system:

With this week, your baby’s nervous system has developed. Brain power continues to increase.

o   Breathing fluid:

Still development is occurring in the respiratory system. Lungs continue to grow and mature during this week. Baby is practicing the breathing by inhaling the amniotic fluid.

o   Fingernails and toenails:

His nails started growing by this week. This growth happens really fast and baby can’t control them as a result scratch themselves.

o   Fetal sleep:

His sleep takes place in cycles with this week. Some of the time they are in deep sleep state and rest of the time in REM (rapid eye movement). There is other part of the time that is not fixed type of sleep.

Pregnancy Week 35

Thirty five Weeks Pregnant

During this time, you can experience some signs of labor near to this week. Baby has been developed all his hearing.

Baby

How big is your baby!

Your baby is now of the size of honeydew melon. He is of the length of 18.19inches and 5.25lbs.

He is now upside down in your uterus.

Your baby is 18.2 inches long this week and weighs 5.3 pounds. That’s about the size of a George Foreman Grill.

Development

Now only five weeks are left. Baby is now doing some powerful moves. Here are some more information about growth.

o   Breech position:

Your baby is now in the downward position facing the cervix and vagina. Most of the baby’s adopted this position or rest remain in the position known as breech position in which feet are in place to come out first.

o   Listening:

Your baby’s hearing skills have been developed by this week. He can now hear your voice clearly and may be able to recognize partner’s too. Your baby is now can react to high pitched or loud noises.

o   Kidney and liver:

Kidney and liver are developing has now developed by this week. Liver is separating the waste from the body. Most of the functions have been developed by now.

o   Slower growth:

Many of the functions of the body are growing slowly and steady. Baby is developing gradually this week.

Pregnancy Week 33

Thirty three Weeks Pregnant

During this week, bones of the baby starts harden, and you can start forgetting the things from this week.

Baby

Size:

Your baby is now of the size of a pineapple. Baby is now of the length of 17.20in and weighs 4.23lb.

From this week, lanugo the fine hair that covered the body during his development is now starting to disappear.  

Growth:

Now there is no more space for your baby in your womb. Baby becomes less active. You may notice that he can be affect by your daily activities.

Your baby is getting ready for their big first appearance, adding more fat layers, solidifying up bones and increasing their immune system.

Some details are given below:

o   Hard bones:

Your bones are becoming hard during this week. But the skull of the baby will be soft at the time of birth so that it can move the through the birth canal also know as vagina.

o   Baby fat:

At this time, baby starts getting all the fat on their arms and legs. It makes baby more adorable and it also helps the baby regulate their temperature in the early weeks of life.

o   Immune system:

Now your body is passing the antibodies to the baby making him ready to develop his immune system. This will help the baby to fight against the germs after reached the outside world.

Pregnancy Week 32

Thirty Two Weeks Pregnant

At this week of pregnancy, you might be experiencing the urge to nest, and baby is practicing breathing.

32 weeks pregnant is how many months?

If you are 32 weeks pregnant, you are 8th month pregnant. Hurrah! 1 month left to go. If you still have queries related to baby’s growth and symptoms related to pregnancy. Here some information you can go through this.

Baby

Size

Your baby is the now about the size of Napa cabbage. He may get your food for taste as the taste buds developing while swallow amniotic fluid. Baby is now 16.7 inches and weighs around 3.75pounds.

Development

o   Swallowing and Sucking:

Your baby starts practicing sucking and swallowing in this week to ready their digestive system for eating milk.

o   Breathing:

Baby starts breathing at this week by inhaling the amniotic fluid.

o   Strong kicks:

Feeling some kicks from inside knocking down the door? You can count the kicks and can keep record how many minutes it takes your baby to get the 10 movements. You can consult the doctor if it is taking more than 2 hours.

o   Breech or head-down position:

Now here baby is set to position himself for birth. Most baby change position as head-down, facing the back during this week. It is called cephalic position and yes, it is ideal position for giving birth to the child.

If baby is still head up, do not worry there are few weeks for him to flip into place.

o   Fat absorbing:

Baby’s skin getting soft and smooth as she is acquiring the fat needed in the body. Rapidly losing the wrinkled and alien look and skeleton is hardening.

All babies increase accordingly their body and surrounding. As all are different and varying the situations in the womb.

Pregnancy Week 30

Thirty Weeks Pregnant

You are just one week away from your goal. Your baby is more similar to as he will look after birth.

How many months it will be if you are 30 weeks pregnant?

You are just step into the first week of your 8th month of your pregnancy. So you can say you are now 7 months pregnant, as you just completed it.

So if you have some queries about your pregnancy and baby growth. We have some information about it.

Baby

Size

Your baby is now of the size of large cabbage. He has length of 15.7 inches and gain weight about 2.9 pounds at this week.

Development

Weight gain:

Baby will have gain weight about half a pound a week for the next 10 weeks. And with this he is gaining weight for his chubby cheeks.

Kick counts:

As the baby is growing in these weeks very quickly, he may start to change his kicks and other movements. You are still counting your kicks? It can be good method to check that your baby is healthy or normal in your womb. If you observe his kicks regularly then you can notice a pattern for your baby.

Lungs:

During this week, the lungs of your baby is getting ready for the preparation of his first breath. 

Disappearing lanugo:

From now your baby’s brain and new fat cells are maintaining his body temperature. The lanugo which is soft, thin, unpigmented and downy hair also start disappearing by this week.

Red Blood Cells Formation:

From this week, bone marrow starts manufacturing red blood cells. Earlier tissue groups and then spleen took their charge of producing these cells. This is an important aspect of your baby’s body which will help him later or after the birth.

You can now take further information about some symptoms you may face this week.