Your pregnancy at week 41

Welcome to your week 41 pregnancy update where we outline the changes you and your baby are experiencing.

Your Baby

Baby is 51.7 cm long and weighs 3.6kg. Clearly someone forgot to tell baby your due date because it doesn’t seem as if he is making any moves to leave the comfort of your womb. More likely it’s that baby is the only one who really knows what the plan is, and he will arrive when he is good and ready.

Just like adults, all babies are different and develop at varying rates in the womb. This information gives a general idea of your baby’s development and progress.

The Mum Update

You probably thought you wouldn’t need to read this email, but don’t be worried, only 5% of babies are born on their due date. It really is only an estimate. You will be seeing your doctor or midwife more frequently once you pass 40 weeks, and having regular tests to ensure your baby isn’t under any stress and the placenta is still healthy. The good news is that no matter what, you only have one week left of your pregnancy.

It’s often hard to keep a positive attitude when you’re overdue. but don’t give up yet! Maintain good nutrition, and keep up your fluid intake. If you can do so without any problems, get some mild exercise, like walking or swimming. You may feel better if you continue your pregnancy exercises.

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