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Your Pregnancy: Week 40

It's time! Oh...wait...maybe...huh. If the pain starts at the top of your uterus and spreads through your lower back and pelvis, getting longer, stronger, and more frequent, it's time to call the doc. If the pain starts in your front and eases if you shift positions, it might be false labor.

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What are signs of labor?
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What should you expect after delivery?
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Baby's now the size of a jackfruit!**
As long as she's in your belly, baby's hair and nails will continue to grow, and her lungs will keep developing. She's anywhere from 5 to 11 pounds and is getting ready for a slightly gooey introduction any day now. (Upon arrival, baby will probably be covered in blood, vernix caseosa, lanugo, and amniotic fluid.)


Schedule your weekly OB visit
Reminder: Install the car seat
Go to your checklist

Pass the time by researching restaurants with cheap and healthy takeout, and collect the menus by your phone. You'll thank yourself for this one in a month or two.

Chat with other moms-to-be who share your due date

Read more about being 40 weeks pregnant

All medical information reviewed by Dr. Geeta K. Swamy, Duke University Medical Center OB/GYN Department