WEEK BY WEEK ADVICE FOR MOMS-TO-BE

Select your stage for information you need to give your precious one the care he/she deserves. Always consult your doctor as a precautionery measure.

Pregnancy is divided into 3 stages. Select your stage for more information.

WHAT’S MY STAGE ?

Don’t know which stage / week you are in?

When was the first day of your last menstrual period?

As you approach the third trimester of pregnancy, your baby’s development is rapid and it’s common to experience aches and pains as the weight you’re carrying increases.

READ MORE

You might soon begin to feel the urge to ‘nest’ and get everything ready for the new addition to your family. It can be an incredibly exciting time, but also a frustrating one if you’re like most mums who can’t wait to meet their baby. It’s also perfectly natural to feel nervous about labour.

Section gives you a week-by-week guide to the ways in which your baby’s developing inside you and helps you to prepare both emotionally and physically for labour and birth.

READ LESS

3RD TRIMESTER

51 cm | 7 lb 7 oz

Week 40

USE ABOVE INTERACTIVE WHEEL TO CHANGE WEEK

Week 40 Pregnancy

The development your baby has gone through over the past 9 months is astonishing. He or she has grown from one single cell to a whole baby human being made up of over 200 million cells. By the time your baby is born, they’ll weigh, on average, around 7lb 7oz and measure 51cm.

With very little room left to move, both you and your baby are no doubt ready for labour. Once your baby’s born, you’ll find sleeping and breathing much more comfortable.

When you’re waiting for your baby to arrive, you’re bound to wonder whether even the smallest twinge or rumbling in your tummy is the onset of labour. A classic sign to look out for is a ‘show’ of mucus and, of course, contractions that form a regular pattern. If you’re feeling nervous or even scared about the birth process, it’s entirely natural – but it can help to talk through your fears with either a loved one or a member of our Careline team.Call us on 800 6458 6262 (UAE)/ +971 4 420 9489 (Other countries) between the hours of 9am and 6pm Saturday to Thursday.

And remember when you log on again after the birth, let us know your baby’s date of birth to ensure we give you the most accurate information tailored to your baby’s stage from then on.

Good luck from all of us at Apta-advice.