38 weeks pregnant: Fast facts
Your baby weighs almost 7 lbs and is more than 19 1/2 inches long – about the length of a leek.
Your baby has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test in person! His or her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.
There's no way to predict exactly when labor will start. And even if you notice early signs of labor, the birth could be days or weeks away. For more info, search our site for "signs of labor."
Even though you'll lose some weight immediately after giving birth, you'll probably still need to wear maternity clothes for a while.
What do you do when you can't sleep? Most moms-to-be tell us they "watch something," followed by "socialize online."
our site mom tip: "Learn about c-sections and pain medications, even if you hope to avoid them. You may end up needing a c-section, and you might change your mind about pain relief during labor, so it's good to know your options."
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