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Weekly Pregnancy Guide - Week 40
Weight: 7.36 lbs 3340g
Length (CHL): 19.29" 49.0cm
Heart rate : 130 bpm
Babies are, on average, born at the end of this week, and so could your baby! For first time pregnancies, however, it is common for the baby to be born more than 4 days after the due date.
Right after your baby is delivered, the doctor will suction mucus out of your baby's mouth and nose, and you'll finally be able to hear your baby cry for the first time!
The average size of a newborn is 7.5 pounds and 20 inches long.
Your doctor may perform the "APGAR" test on your baby in order to assess your baby's responsiveness and vital signs.
This is it! Less than one week left!! But do remember that the due date is only an estimate, and every baby is born in its own time. Did you know that only about 4% of women will actually give birth on their due date!
By the end of the week when you are due, if your labor is not progressing, your doctor may induce labor by artificially rupturing the membranes or by administering the hormone oxytocin or other medications.


Week 40 Fetus Picture(s):week 4 embryo blastocyst

Week 40 pregnant belly picture:

week 2 - pregnant belly


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