Pregnancy Week 40 ~
It is now 39 weeks from your
last menstrual period. Your baby is now at 37 weeks
gestation and is almost 14 inches long from crown
to rump (19 inches from head to toe) and weighs about
The vernix that covered your
baby's body is mostly gone now.
WOW! Your baby has grown
from one tiny little cell to over 200 million! Your
baby will be born when he or he is ready -- maybe
as much as two weeks from now. Only a very small percentage
(about 5%) of babies are born on their due date.
If you are planning to breastfeed, remember it is
not instinctual. Remember that it might take a little
time for you and your baby to adjust to each other.
Seek support and guidance.
Note any passing
of fluid and notify your doctor immediately.
You will be holding your abby in your arms in no time!
out our on-line Baby's First Year Calendar