Your Pregnancy, Week 38

Have you finished getting the nursery ready? Are you stocking up on newborn essentials? If not, time is running out! 

Right now, your baby is considered "early term". But once you reach the end of this week, he or she will be considered "full term." All of your baby’s body systems, including his or her lungs, are most likely mature. They are ready for the changes that come with birth. The soft, downy lanugo that covered your baby’s body is going away. And your baby’s head has likely turned downward now, to prepare for birth.


Online Medical Reviewer: Bowers, Nancy, RN, BSN, MPHFoley, Maryann, RN, BSN

Date Last Reviewed: 5/1/2016

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