Week 38 of Your Pregnancy


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Pregnancy Symptoms

Few of the symptoms which you may notice at 38 weeks are:

Water Breaks

As you get closer to your deilvery, it becomes vital to understand the signs of a water break and the right signs which indicate when you must rush to the hospital for delivery. Through your pregnancy, your little bean is cushioned within a little sack filled with amniotic fluid. As your body get near to delivering, the sack ruptures, releasing the fluids. For some women, water breaks can be in small amounts, while for others it can be a full gush.

Vaginal Gush

If you experience discharge during late pregnancy that looks like boogers, you might be losing your mucus plug. Sometimes it comes out in one blob, but often it comes out in bits and pieces. This could indicate you're going into labor

Braxton Hicks Contractions

Not to be confused with labour pains, these contractions occur with limited frequency such as once or twice a day or once in every few hours. Some women do not experiece these contractions too. Typically you will feel the tightening of your abdmoninal muscles and hardening of your belly. These contractions will disappear once you change your position or activity.


Insomnia can happen during any stage of pregnancy but is more pronouced during the second and third trimester. Hormonal imbalances, acidity and indigestion, growing belly, baby movements, all contribute to your sleeplessness.

Baby's Development

How big is your baby?

Baby’s Length: 21 inches(53.3 cm)
Baby’s Weight: 3.1 kgs

Baby’s Brain & Nervous System

Development of the brain and nervous system will be completed fully.

Baby’s Toenails

Toenails would be at the top of the toe by now.


Peeling of vernix and lanugo will continue and gets mixed with the amniotic fluid. Baby will certainly swallow it, and these gets accumulated in little one’s intestine. You can see these waste products in baby’s first poop.


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