Week 38. This week could be go time. Or it might still be 2 weeks. Just be ready.
What Can You Expect?
- Baby at 38 Weeks
- Size of Baby at 38 Weeks
- Mom at 38 Weeks (Pregnancy Symptoms and What to Expect)
- Dad at 38 Weeks (Tips and What you Should be Doing)
Baby at 38 Weeks Pregnant
Baby’s fingernails are growing. He’s gaining about an ounce a day. He’s ingesting quite a bit of amniotic fluid, which he’ll poop out after birth (this is called meconium, if you recall). And–how cool is this–baby is developing the lubricant that will stop his lungs from sticking together when he starts breathing on his own.
Size of Baby at 38 Weeks Pregnant
Mom at 38 Weeks Pregnant
Has she developed a wicked case of the cankles? Don’t mention it to her. In other news related to enlarging body parts, her breasts are now producing colostrum, which will feed your baby right after birth. Further proof that boobs are phenomenal. Continue to go with her to her weekly doctor visits. As a service to her, set up a messaging system to let the right people know at the right time. Do your best to keep listening to her (even if you’re tired of hearing the same complaints).
You’ve got the doctor on speed dial. You finally saved her mom’s number in your phone. It’s almost baby o’clock.
Pregnancy Tips for Dad at 38 Weeks
Keep your spirits up. The time will come soon. It’s a good idea to do a hospital test run. Pretend like you’re Vin Diesel in one of those Fast Furious movies, but instead of pink slips, you’re racing to make sure your partner doesn’t give birth in the backseat. If you’re thinking about ways to encourage birth to start, you’ve got some options: if she gives you the go ahead to have sex, then have sex. Your semen has the same chemical that can trigger labor. Sex will be awkward. But, hey, it’s still sex!
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