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Size of Baby

41.1cm

Development of Baby

Your baby’s skin now starts to become thicker and loose the redness that it has had for so long. The lanugo begins to fall off the face and body, and their vernix caseosa begins to lessen too.

Maternal Symptoms

As your labour and birth creep ever closer, it is normal to start feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or that you will just avoid thinking about it and bury your head in the sand. It is important to prepare yourself for labour, birth, and early parenthood as it can help to improve mental and emotional recovery postnatally, as well as improving your experience of labour itself.

Things to Consider

You should have your antenatal courses booked in now. If you are completing them online make sure to set aside time in your diary to go through them and time to reflect on what you have learnt, including completing any worksheets.




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