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Pregnancy week 38

 

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How's the foetus during week 38?

Getting ready to poo

Your baby is about 49 - 50cm in length and weighs about 3kg.

• Your baby's first bowel movement (meconium) has formed in her intestines.
• Her position will probably remain the same until the birth.
• All organs - except the lungs - are fully functional.
• The baby is covered in vernix, a fatty substance covering the skin.

What's with my body: False labour? Know the signs

• You may show signs of false labour - irregular contractions which may be felt in various parts of your body (back, lower abdomen, pelvis).
• To make things easier for you after the birth, fill your freezer with pre-cooked meals.
• If your baby is lying in a breech position, discuss the implications with your doctor, as you will probably need to have a Caesarean. 

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