What To Expect At Week 40

What To Expect At Week 40

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It’s hard to say for sure how big your baby is going to be, but the average newborn weighs about 7 1/2 pounds (about the size of a small pumpkin) and is about 20 inches long. The biggest part of your child’s body is their brain. A lot of parents are surprised by how long and sharp their newborn’s nails are from the get-go. Cut them directly or ask a professional to help prevent your baby from scratching their face. After months and months of anticipation, it can be frustrating if you are late. However, this is common. It could be due to incorrect dating. Some women have prolonged pregnancies for no apparent reason at all. You’ve still got a couple of weeks before you are due to be considered post-term. However, in order to make sure that your baby is still thriving, your doctor will schedule regular checkups. It is important to keep track of your baby’s movements and to report any decrease in activity to your health care provider without delay. The most important of all is to make sure that you keep your hospital bag ready.

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