Pregnancy Week 38

It is now 37 weeks from your last menstrual period. Your baby is now at 35 weeks gestation and is almost 13 inches long from crown to rump (17 1/2 inches from head to toe) and weighs about 6 pounds.

Although your due date is still a couple of weeks away, your baby would be considered ‘full term’ if he or she was born now. The fluid in the amniotic sac has increased from one drop to about one liter! The placenta has grown to about seven inches in diameter and weighs about two pounds.

Advice for Mom

Research baby-related products carefully. Talk to other moms about what products they could or couldn’t do without, and have a look at our checklist.

Pack your bags! Even if you are planning a home birth, pack a few essentials in case you need to go to the hospital. Check out our checklist to help you decide what to pack.

Bloody show (mucous plug – which is thick mucous) may occur any time now, but it does not mean that labor is imminent. It is normal and due to changes in the cervix.

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