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Updated 21 November 2014

Week 38: 2 weeks to go!

Your baby's position will probably remain the same until birth. See what is happening right now.

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What is happening to your baby:

  • Your baby weighs about 3.2 kilograms.
  • The intestines accumulate meconium (your baby’s first bowel movement).
  • Your baby’s position will probably remain the same until the birth.
  • All organs except for the lungs are fully functional.
  • The vernix caseosa disappears.

What is happening to you:

  • You may show signs of false labour – irregular contractions which may be felt in various parts of your body (back, lower abdomen, pelvis). True labour pains start at the top of your uterus and increase in intensity.

What to do:

  • To make things easier for you after the birth, fill your freezer with pre-cooked meals.
  • If your baby lies in a breach position, discuss the implications of a caesarian section with your doctor.

 
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