Pregnancy Week – 41
Because your baby is taking additional time in your body, she’ll be heavier and more alert at birth in comparison to the other babies. The anticipation may be killing you. But, do not worry! Everything is fine.
Because your baby is taking additional time in your body, she’ll be heavier and more alert at birth in comparison to the other babies. The anticipation may be killing you. But, do not worry! Everything is fine. Often this wait to delivery may be a long one. Do not be tensed, overdue pregnancies are highly common.
How big is your 41 weeks baby?
For safety reasons, your doctor may suggest inducing labor if the baby doesn’t come out till week 42. By the week 41, your baby has reached the size of a pumpkin. She must be weighing around 3.6kgs and is 20.5 inches tall in length. By now your baby is completely developed and she is ready for delivery. She takes up all the space of the uterus and thus there isn’t any room for kicks and flutter.
Pregnancy belly week 41
During this time, your belly must have grown very heavy and your skin feels highly stretched and tight. If you put your arms around, your fingers will not touch. The stretch marks color changes to purple and belly button has turned out.
The baby has started to naturally descend to an ideal delivery position. The fetus is upside down and it makes your belly shape shifted downward putting additional pressure on your bladder.
Pregnancy symptoms week 41
- Labor contractions: You may notice them too often. Abdominal tightening is more noticeable now as your baby is ready for delivery
- Diarrhoea: The onset of diarrhoea is a good sign as it your intestines are getting looser as they near labor.
- Pelvic pain: If you have pain in your pelvic area, then it is because your baby has dropped to the birth canal. Because of the rise in pressure on the joints, muscles and bones, you get pain in your pelvic muscles.
- Frequent urination: Not everyone goes to a toilet around 20 to 25 times a day. Your baby is just above your bladder and is ready for the birth.
- Problem in sleeping: Your hormones and your nerves make it tough for you to sleep. It is normal.
- Mucus discharge: You may notice bloody mucus discharge. It is normal as your cervix is softening and getting ready for labor.
- Hemorrhoids: The fetus puts pressure on your rectum which increases blood flow in the pelvis leading to haemorrhoids.
Pregnancy ultrasound week 41
During this week’s visit to your doctor, you will get an idea of the weight of your baby. He will also tell the abdominal circumference. Once he knows the weight of your child, he will suggest induction options to you. The ultrasound will also tell the movement, heartbeat and health of the child. However, you don’t usually need any ultrasound in this week.
Pregnancy lifestyle week 41
- It is very important to keep yourself healthy and fit in the last weeks. Eat grains, cereals, bread, fruit and veggies. It will help you get a good balance of all the nutrients ensuring a good and healthy baby after delivery.
- Consumption of fruits, vegetables and Vitamin C increases the growth of your child.
- It is also very important to keep yourself hydrated. Keep away from spicy food.
- Unless advised, you can continue having sex with your partner
Pregnancy checklist week 41
- Make an induction appointment
- Wait for the delivery
- Relax yourself the max you can by organizing a manicure or pedicure session.
- Check the essential list of the newborn.
- Include light exercises in your regime.
- Hire a prenatal massage from a therapist to relax your cramping.
- Enquire about the induction methods and choose one for yourself. The most common ones are medication such as oxytocin, stripping membranes and artificial rupture of membranes.