• Week 40!

Week 40!

Your Baby:

Now you're going to give birth!

It is not rare that for this time, your baby has not yet arrived, there are few women who give birth in time, so contact your doctor if you have any doubts. Your checkups will be ongoing till the baby is ready to leave and the physician must ensure that there isn't any problem.

Baby weight now: 3- 4.5 Kg

Baby size now: > 50 cm 

Your Body

Your belly is heavier than ever and presses your bladder, so you probably have to go to the bathroom to urinate frequently. The cervix is dilated preparing to bring your baby to the world. Not all women give birth on the day of its scheduled date. Your doctor may recommend a "Biophysical Profile" (PBF): check the movements of your baby and its heart rate, also to ensure that the placenta is functioning properly. In reviewing the neck of your womb (cervix) he may recommend you to induce labor.


The placenta should come out completely after delivery, and can take up to 20 or 30 minutes to leave after giving birth, or you suffer the risk of bleeding. The placenta will be examined once it has been driven out to make sure that there isn't even a fragment within you.

Labor stages and phases:

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! Congratulations! 

Rest, you deserve it. Now it is time to enjoy your baby and get going with your first aid, Hero makes it easy and here you will find several advices on how to take care of your newborn.