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Look who`s born! Show all comments
Week 38 starts on day 266 and goes up to day 273.
It is your 39e pregnancy week.

Length of your baby: 48 centimeter / 18.9 inches
Weight of your baby: 3200 gram / 7 lbs 1 ozs

This week, your baby may well decide the time has come to enter the world. Most babies are born between 38 and 42 weeks. At 38 weeks the baby is full term and will not grow much more. Any weight he or now (approx. 20-30 grams a day) is 'back-up weight' for immediately after the birth.

Babies always lose a little weight after birth, so there's no harm in them gaining a little in advance. They have to get used to their new surroundings, and to breast milk or formula. On average, the baby will be back at his birth weight within about two weeks.

You really are on the home straight now. Many women get backache towards the end of their pregnancy. Because your bump is so large and heavy you tend to lean back, resulting in backache! Try not to lift anything heavy.

Weight gain

The average woman will gain about 12 kilograms during her pregnancy. Don´t worry if you only gain 5 kilograms or maybe as much as 25 kilograms, almost anything is normal.

The average distribution of this weight gain is as follows:
  • Baby: 3200 to 3500 grams
  • Extra fluid: 2000 grams
  • Extra fat: 2000 grams
  • Extra blood: 1500 grams
  • Uterus: 1000 grams
  • Amniotic fluid: 800 grams
  • Placenta and membranes: 750 grams
  • Your breasts: 400 grams heavier than before you were pregnant


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Lyndsy lou (6.3 days ago)
This is the most pregnant I`ve ever been! I had my daughter 3 1/2 year`s ago at 38 weeks and 4 days I`m currently 38 weeks and 6 days still no baby boy!


Lyndsy lou (10.7 days ago)
So very much ready for my rainbow baby boy to be here! I truly have enjoy this pregnancy until now. So tired but can`t sleep loss in appetite and hurting all over! Please let this week be it not sure how much more I can take.


olabisi (16.2 days ago)
Can`t wait to have her in my arms right now. Pls girl Pls come mum and dad are well prepared


Jshantell (184.3 days ago)
come out little baby




Jshantell (184.5 days ago)
come out little baby


Jshantell (184.5 days ago)
I`m now 38 weeks and I`m miserable. It`s hot and I`m ready to have my little baby


Bettyboop1990 (383.4 days ago)
Baby number 4 keep getting tightens often with what feels like beong parlized numbness feeling on lower back im 38 weeks and 5 days


Malaysiah16 (384.2 days ago)
Glory to my God savior for making me get through this healthy pregnancy.#6MoreDays#CantWait to meetMyBabyGirl


DeeNice (477.7 days ago)
9 more days until We meet our little prince


shameeka (527.3 days ago)
OK so I went from 2cm to completely close.... My baby is very big. When they take Sono theyasked me twice already... Have I ever been told Im carrying twins.I`m scared but ready....


Shameeka (533.4 days ago)
38Weeks and yes, I`m ready to push.my baby gave me So much contractions But i don`t dialate......Lord i hope I`m f dialated on my next visit


cohencrys (558.8 days ago)
I am 38wks pregnant with my third..had menstrual like cramps last night for about an hour..then they stopped. Lost my mucus plug this morning. At my checkup on tues, the doc said I was 5cm and 60% effaced. So hopefully a baby this week. If not, Doc is going to induce next week. Can`t wait to meet our little girl!!!


Dugrad14 (571.6 days ago)
38w,4d and still no baby Bailey. I`m not even a full centimeter yet, any advice?


MatthewsMommy (586.4 days ago)
My baby was due May 7th but my water ended up breaking April 23, didn`t have contractions until April 24 at 2 am I stayed home until 4pm because I wanted to do my best to avoid c-section & figured the less time I spend at the hospital the better chances I had. When I got to the hospital around 4:25 pm my midwife said I was 7cm dilated, about 6 hrs passed & when she checked me again I hadn`t dilated! So I was given a small amount of oxytocin to help me contract & by 1:32 am my baby was born. Oh & I was able to give birth w/out c-section or any pain meds. It was tough but possible!


JessieH (593.5 days ago)
@StarB - “Im 38 weeks pregnant...„
well said


amellen (597.3 days ago)
@Brooklynn1976 - “I am 38 weeks an one...„
Have you tried pineapple juice and or chunks


amellen (597.3 days ago)
I`m 38weeks 5 days I`ve tried running jumping dancing walking cleaning bouncing on a yoga ball this is my third baby he just does not want too make his apearance yet any one else got any advice.


amellen (597.4 days ago)
I`m 38weeks 5 days I`ve tried running jumping dancing walking cleaning bouncing on a yoga ball this is my third baby he just does not want too make his apearance yet any one else got any advice.


Ashanthi (637.6 days ago)
I had my baby boy on last feb 27th in his 36weeks. He`s so cute nd fine. Thank u jesus..


Peion22 (676.2 days ago)
38w 2d doctor did a membrane sweep today and said I was dilated to a 2 but still nothing has happend yet, I know none of it is a guarantee but I`m still preying all my others were 38 &39 weeks well we shall see as the night goes on prey for me fingers crossed mine are


Tinaxmarie (696.6 days ago)
38 weeks today and being induced this evening. I feel so emotional about it. I have a guilty feeling like I`m kicking her out before she`s ready. I`m hoping that all changes when I see her :)


StarB (700.9 days ago)
Im 38 weeks pregnant an this has been a long journey an my pregnancy wasn`t always easy I`m thankful for carrying my baby because there are many women out there that will never be able to have this experience. So for the mommy`s out there lets not try to rush no matter how much our back hurts an feet are swollen. But to enjoy and embrace these last few days of our pregnancy and very thankful. Time will pass an very soon our bundles of joy will be in our arms to love


Brooklynn1976 (715.3 days ago)
I am 38 weeks an one centimeter dilated how do I get this labor going I have two weeks to go yes but im tired of hurting I walk a lot an I have more sex then anything someone plz help me. I been to the hospital an they won`t do anything till im 39 weeks I want this over with already


Millerbaby2016 (721.5 days ago)
38 weeks!!!


veena (727.4 days ago)
38 weeks and 5 days. no pain, no contractions so far...




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