39 weeks and 7 days pregnant
Your baby is now ready for the outside world. Sudden changes will take place with that first breath after delivery, as she immediately adapts from her time within the fluid-filled environment of the uterus to life in the air outside.
You’ve reached 40 weeks exactly! It may have seemed like a long wait, but it will be worth it once you’re holding your baby.
Congratulations! If you don’t yet have your newborn baby in your arms, you soon will, and your life will be changed forever. Even the longest pregnancy seems unaccountably short when your labour begins, and the reality begins to hit that you’ll soon be holding your newborn.
You’ll get through the labour; and you’ll forget about the discomfort after a few good sessions detailing it to family and close friends. In fact, everything that precedes that moment when you hold your newborn baby for the first time becomes inconsequential when you realize that you have created the most wondrous thing of all: a new life. So good luck and well done! This is only just the beginning of the most amazing years of your life.
Your pregnancy is coming to an end so rather than nurturing your bump, you’ll soon be nurturing your amazing newborn baby.
58 per cent of parents questioned in a recent survey believed that the name they gave their baby would contribute to his or her success in life.
More found it easier to name a boy than a girl, and just 3 per cent said they would change the name they’d given their baby if they could.