Pregnancy Week 38
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Your baby is the size of a winter melon

Baby Development

At 38th week, your baby weighs about seven pounds and almost 21 inches long. At 38 weeks pregnant, your baby swallows that amniotic fluid and some of it winds up in his or her intestines where it — along with other shed cells, bile and other waste products (triple yum) — will turn into your baby's first bowel movement. His lungs continue to mature and produce more and more surfactant, a substance that prevents the air sacs in his lungs from sticking to one another once he starts to breathe. Most other changes this week are small but important.

Top/Common Symptoms

  • Insomnia
  • Nesting Instinct
  • Leaky Breasts
  • Hicks Contractions
  • More Frequent Urination
  • Mucous Plug
  • vaginal discharge
  • Diarrhea
  • Itchy Belly
  • Swelling in Feet and Ankles

Fitness & Exercise

Fitness tips

Diet and exercise go hand in hand so keep in mind not to even miss one day of some sort of exercise in order for your pregnancy to be fruitful.