Your pregnancy at 41 weeks
What's happening with mum
If baby still hasn't appeared by week 41, don't worry. In most pregnancies the due date is at best a guestimate. Only 5% of babies actually make their ETA with 10% deciding to stay where they are until week 41.
As long as you continue to monitor any pains you are having and watch out for your water breaking you can relax and make good use of these last few days before your baby is born.
If by the end of this week your body still shows no signs of going into labour your doctor or midwife might want to discuss induction or bringing on labour but this is usually not talked about until week 42.
What's happening with baby
Although baby is already a fully functioning human being he will continue to grow and develop while awaiting his delivery into the world. Finger and toe nails continue to grow as well as hair, eyebrows and eyelashes.
Your midwife or doctor may suggest an ultrasound scan to check baby's development and make sure there is nothing hindering the onset of labour.
If you are 41 pregnant your due date is from Monday, 4 October 2021 through Sunday, 10 October 2021.