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.
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
Baby is almost of the length of 20.16inches and weighs about
7.6 pounds. This may be the size of watermelon.
When your baby will arrive he will be upgraded with the
factors such as activity and musical tone, heart rate, responses, appearance
Following some growths described briefly:
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
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
Thirty Eight Weeks Pregnant
At this week of pregnancy, baby has developed his vocal
cords and some time you may feel anxiety.
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.
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.
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.
Baby’s vocal cords have fully developed, hence they are
ready to communicate with you after they born.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.