Pregnancy - Week 38

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Your little one is now officially ready to come out. Knowing this, you probably have already started your mission of naturally inducing labour. Massages, walks, bumpy drive, gardening, walking up and down the stairs with your raspberry leaf tea? It all sounds too familiar.

Now your baby is getting comfortable into position for birth, called engagement, and is getting rid of what's left of his lanugo and vernix. If born this week, he will probably have some lanugo left on his shoulders or on his forehead and some vernix in the creases of his skin or in the tears ducts of his eyes (which makes some mums worry that their babies have conjunctivitis), but all these residues will soon go away! He is also settling his measurements around 50 cm (20 inches) and 3 Kg (7lbs).

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