You have seen many exciting days in your pregnancy week by week development and finally reached the last one. 20% of women give birth before week 40. The other 80% deliver after week 40 which is normal. You do need to guard against risks even at this stage. Risks of rupture in the placenta, high fever, infection or high blood pressure still run high. Stay close to your home and relax while preparing for labour.
This is the final week of your pregnancy and the baby is ready to be born anytime.
You might be frustrated about it lasting as long as it does. Your doctor may want to induce labour.
Do not worry, as it is one of the options for delivery rather than waiting for the labour to happen.
Mothers need to watch out for their baby’s development in this week.
The placenta will keep reducing the production of amniotic fluid, restricting the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the baby.
You need to discuss with your doctors whether to allow the pregnancy to last till 42 weeks or induce labour early.
Your only consideration is having a healthy baby. Do whatever suits it.
[Read: Pregnancy Week 41]
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