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Pregnancy week 40

 

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How's the foetus during week 40?

Pregnancy at term- This is it!
 
Your baby is about 51 - 52 cm and weighs about 3.3 - 3.4 kg. (Not all babies are the same size. the average weight range is between 2.5 and 3.8kg)

• If your baby hasn't been born yet, don't panic. Only 5% of babies are born on their scheduled date. A baby is only considered overdue at 42 weeks, and you might then need to be induced.
• Most of the vernix (the whitish substance that covers him or her) is gone.
 
What's with my body: Any day now- just keep going!

• Your amniotic fluid is pale and milky because of the vernix coming off your baby's skin.
• Don't worry - you won't be pregnant forever.
• Rest as much as possible, you must be tired!

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