You are now
You are now
Great news... your pregnancy is now full-term. Your baby is ready to greet the outside world, and you could give birth any day! Babies are considered 'term' if they're born between weeks 38 and 40. Your baby is looking chubbier every day - this is because layers of fat are being stored to help your baby regulate its temperature when it finally enters the world.
See how your baby grows in our week by week image gallery.
You'll probably have an antenatal appointment each week from now on. Tour your delivery suite if you can. Some units arrange tours at specific times - ask your midwife or give the delivery suite a call. You'll be pleased to hear that your bump is now as big as it's going to get. Your weight usually remains stable in the last two to three weeks of pregnancy. So if your bump has been making your back and feet ache - there's not long to go now. Remember, you could always ask your partner for a relaxing back or foot massage (or both).
Pregnancy facts: the average age of women having their first baby in the UK is 29 - that's three years older than the average age in 1972.
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