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40 Weeks

You have made it to your 40th Week of Pregnancy! What started out as just a small ball of cells has now grown to a 7-8 pound baby!

Baby In Action at 40 Weeks

If baby is still cookin’, be patient! He or she is still gaining weight and their brain is still developing as well. Baby will make their debut when they are ready! However, if you are looking for some great tips to endure labor naturally, we’ve got you covered below!

 

Baby Size at 40 Weeks

Your sweet babe could weight anywhere from 7 to 9 pounds at this point and is 19-22 inches long. Baby is the size of a watermelon!

Your Body at 40 Weeks

 Here are a few symptoms women most commonly experience during 40 weeks of pregnancy:

Contractions: Be sure to monitor these closely. Consistent contractions at regular intervals may mean the time is finally here!

Bloody Show: If labor has begun, you will see a change in your discharge. It will have a pink or brown color to it. 

Nausea or Diarrhea: This could signify that labor could be starting. Some physicians say it’s your body clearing out and making more room for your baby. However, it could just mean you ate something that your body doesn’t agree with.

40 Week To-Do-List

– Ready to head to the hospital? Read up on the 7 things you should do before heading out the door!

-A labor and delivery nurse has shared her tips for inducing labor naturally. Read them here. 

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