What is the best thing about pregnancy week 40? Well the obvious answer is: The fact that the baby is about to come out. Most probably this is the moment that a lot of women have been waiting for.
How’s the baby doing during the 40th week of pregnancy?
By this time the baby is fully developed and he or she is ready to be living in the outside world. Most probably he or she has only little room to move around in the uterus in the final weeks, and this might be one of the reasons for which the baby decides to come out.
What is mommy doing during this week?
Most probably you feel quite large during pregnancy week 40, but the good news is that you don’t have to be thinking about growing anymore. In the past period you have been gaining weight slower than before, or the weight gain might have stopped completely.
In many of the cases the future mothers feel tired and they also feel like they are clumsier than usually. You just have to keep in mind that most probably in a few days you will hold your newborn child in your arms.
It is a really big thing if you have made it to pregnancy week 40. In the majority of the cases women give birth during this week, but it is also possible that you pass your due date, and you get to week 41. If you are in such a situation, you should remember that due date is only a prediction, or an estimation, and it isn’t something exact.
In many cases it is difficult for doctors and parents to estimate the date of delivery, but usually they have fun trying. Some of the babies feel like they should come out earlier, while others prefer to stay in for a longer period of time, and get born during the 40th week of pregnancy or even later. There are even some mothers that get to week 42, and some even need induction.
Natural induction methods you should consider
There are a lot of women who consider natural induction if they get to week 40.
If you are thinking about such options, there are quite a few things to consider during pregnancy week 40, such as walking, sex, spicy cuisine, castor oil or nipple stimulation.
Regardless of which one you choose, you should have the accord of your doctor, to make sure that nothing goes wrong.