sSW 40: You are now 40 weeks and a certain number of days pregnant! Some call it the 41st week of pregnancy. (Find out more about how to calculate your pregnancy week.)
How Your Baby Develops During This WeekThe exact size and weight of your baby is hard to estimate as the babies in the last trimester of pregnancy, as in the rest Life, individually grow differently and gain weight.
Learn more about developing your baby in Pregnancy Week 40.
How Your Life ChangesAfter long months of waiting, the calculated due date ... and you're still pregnant. As frustrating as this situation is, it is as common. Do not take it so hard - the calculated ET is really just a valued date from the first day of your last period. But ovulation does not work like a clockwork, it is also sometimes a little later than exactly two weeks after the onset of menstruation. For many women this leads to a seemingly longer pregnancy.
Until the day you officially ""transfer"", about two weeks will go into the country. But your doctor will want to see you more often from now on, to make sure everything is fine with you and your baby.
To monitor pregnancy beyond the calculated time, you will be connected to a labor reviewer every two days to check your child's heartbeat and labor. Your doctor or midwife will also check if your cervix is open. On the basis of these examinations, the doctor can decide whether induction of labor might be useful.
Typically, this happens during weeks 41 and 42.
CommunityTalk to other mothers who have been expecting their baby at the same time as you, in your BabyClub.
Other Interesting Topics This Week:Recognizing Pains
• How do I know that contractions are really on the way?
• How do you get your contractions going?
• Check Your Clinic Bag
What happens before, during and after birth?
• What happens at the hospital admission
• How your baby is monitored during the birth
• At the clinic after the birth
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