PREGNANCY WEEK 40
This week of pregnancy, your baby is about 2 1/2 inches in length and weighs probably close to 7
1/2 pounds. Full term babies weight varies greatly, so really your baby could be 6 pounds or weigh as much as 10
pounds! Your baby is quite prepared for life outside your womb and his or her lungs are still manufacturing large
quantities of surfactant, in order to keep the air sacs open.
In general, your baby continues to grow and his or her hair gets longer and the nails continue to grow longer as
well. More below:
Changes in You:
Your due date is this week and if you're like many women, you are probably tired of being
pregnant and very anxious to hold your new baby in your arms! Your baby has completely filled your uterus and your
belly is as big as it can get. Remember, you won't be pregnant forever!