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38 Weeks Pregnant – What To Expect?

The big event could happen any day now. Your baby is probably sitting pretty low in your pelvis, bumping into all kinds of nerves down there. So, while you are dealing with this new discomfort, watch out for sign of labour.

There simply isn't enough room to move around much and most of your baby’s time is spent sleeping and resting. He also needs to conserve energy for the process of birth. You'll probably find it has bursts of activity which feel strong and powerful. If, however, there is any significant slowing down of your baby's movements or it feels as if something is not quite right, trust your instincts and have a check-up with your midwife or doctor.

Your physical changes this week

 

 

You have become very aware that your tummy is the first thing which enters a room. It's been weeks since you could see your feet when you stand so it's as if the world stops from your belly down.

Lying on your front isn't an option and flat on your back isn't recommended for either you or the baby. This is because one of your major blood vessels (the vena cava) will become compressed by the heavy weight of your uterus if you lie on your back. The best position is to lie on your left side, with your upper leg bent at the knee and supported by a pillow.

Your feet and ankles may have merged this week, morphing into the much maligned "cankle".

Hints of the week

 

Stay away from crowds and people who are unwell.

Speak with friends and family who may have had a baby recently. If they had a positive experience with their baby's paediatrician, mention this to your own doctor

Some of the early signs you’ll go into labour soon include a bloody show, diarrhea, nausea, contractions, back pain and of course your water breaking! So, let your doctor know!

Limit your exposure to large groups of people and those who are clearly unwell. You need to be in the best possible shape to deliver your baby and maintain your own energy stores.

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