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40 weeks pregnant: your body

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You’re probably going to welcome your baby to the world this week.

This is the fortieth week of the third trimester of your pregnancy. You have finally finished what may have seemed like a long or quick 40 week pregnancy, if you have had your baby or babies congratulations!! If there is no sign of your baby yet, don’t worry your midwife will not let you go over the 42 week mark. Just hang in there you are not the only one, around half of all pregnancies go past 40 weeks.

Pregnancy symptoms

  • Frequent Braxton Hicks contractions
  • Bloody show
  • Water breaking
  • Less baby movement

What’s happening to your baby this week?

 

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