What To Expect At Week 38

What To Expect At Week 38

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Your child has to really be plumped up up. The baby weighs about 6.8 pounds and is over 19 1/2 inches long. Baby has a firm grasp, which you’ll be able to test when you hold them in your hand for the first time. Their organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb. Use this time to prepare for your baby’s nursery or to take care of the details. You might not get to for a while after the baby is born. Take naps and catch up on your reading while you can. Some swelling in the feet and ankles is normal in these last weeks, but call your doctor right away if you notice excessive or sudden swelling of your feet or ankles. Also, let her know immediately if have severe or persistent headaches, visual changes (such as double or blurred vision, seeing spots or flashing lights, light sensitivity, or temporary loss of vision), intense upper abdominal pain or tenderness, or nausea and vomiting, as these are symptoms of a serious condition called pre-eclampsia.

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