Week 38 of pregnancy

Baby's growth

The head represents 25% of the total body length, the chest and abdomen are large enough to accommodate the lungs, liver, pancreas, and stomach, etc.

Weight: 6 3/4 pounds / Size: 19 1/2 inches

Changes in mother

You're probably thinking a lot these days and you're having anxieties and fears about whether your baby will be healthy. Your cervix will begin to soften and shorten in preparation for delivery. You will worry about whether you will notice when labor begins and whether you will have a normal delivery with or without pain.

It's good you know...

The time at which gestation ends and labour begins has no well-defined limit. There are no clear symptoms that indicate when gestation will be interrupted. After this week, you may lose the mucous plug that sealed off your uterus by protecting it from infection and bacteria. The mucus plug may be lost a few weeks, days or hours before delivery and is thick and yellowish and may be mixed with blood. As your cervix dilates in preparation for delivery, your body removes the plug. Your doctor may perform an internal exam to see if the cervix has begun to clear or dilate. Learn about the types of birth that are available so that you can be informed about the modalities and feel more confident when your pregnancy is over.

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Little Bellies Spa is a Service by Pancita's Group.

We are a team of OB/GYN doctors and professionals dedicated to the care of women before, during and after pregnancy.

Little Bellies Spa was founded in 2015 with two locations in Florida, we have expanded to offer our services nationwide. We provide tools and support to women during the most beautiful and happy period of their lives.

In 2016 we introduced our Stretch Mark Therapy products. These products are now used by thousands of pregnant women to prevent and heal stretch marks. Find them at you local Little bellies Spa location or Amazon Prime.

Back in 1998, our Medical Chief Officer Dr. Israel Pesate, a renowned OB/GYN with over 30 years of experience, had a vision of a website that would focus on pregnancy issues and support for mommies and future mommies and Embarazada.com was born. He is the creator of all of the medical content which is also Pancita's Group intellectual backbone. Nowadays, Embarazada.com has well over 5 million views a month.

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