• Week 38

Week 38

Your Baby:

It is impossible to predict exactly when your baby will be born, if your labor did not happen yet, Start Counting down!

Attention, you've probably had many contractions but separated, if they begin to be intensive and continuous (over 5) you may be in labor. Breaking waters (amniotic sac) detaches a mucus stained with blood, pain in the lower back together with pains like menstrual one.

Although your baby is developed, his/her nervous system and brain will develop during childhood and adolescence. The physical characteristics of your baby change as it grows, so do not be surprised by hair or eye color.

Baby weight now: 3 Kg

Baby size now: 48 cm 

Your Body

Your uterus has expanded enough to hold your baby. It will continue to grow until the delivery day. Your breasts reach their optimum size and you can lose a little weight since you will decrease gradually the weight you had gained.

Many doctors recommend that it's time to relax and plan the arrival of your baby. It's almost now!

Tips:

It is recommended that you buy a maternity or nursing bra (if you decide to breastfeed), do not do it in advance because your breasts will continue to grow and be full of milk when the baby is born. Choose a bra with good support and preferably wireless from below as they can press the milk ducts and plug them.

These are the different stages and phases of labor:

Stage 1: phase 1 labor can last up to 12 hours or more, the contractions last between 30 and 60 seconds and contractions occur every 5-20 minutes. Stage 1: phase 2 labor can last six hours or more, contractions last between 45 and 60 seconds and occur every 2-5 minutes. Stage 1: phase 3 labor can last a few minutes or a few hours, the contractions last between 60 and 90 seconds and occur every 2 to 3 minutes. Step 2: Push can last a few minutes or more than an hour, the contractions last between 45 and 90 seconds and occur every 5 to 3 minutes

 Stage 3: DELIVERY!

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