Pregnancy Week 40
Summary | Pregnancy week by week 40
Congratulations! You’re at week 40 of your pregnancy. Although you’re at full term of your pregnancy or have reached your nine month due date, you baby is still growing and maturing their vital organs. Do take note that some pregnancies can exceed the 40 weeks to reach as much as 41 weeks (late term) or 42 weeks (post term). It’s always recommended to consult your doctor at every stage of your pregnancy.
Pregnancy Signs & Symptoms.
You’re at week 40 of your pregnancy, you would have most likely experienced at least three symptoms mentioned below
- bloating, cramping, or spotting
- tiredness or fatigue
- irritability or mood swings
- nausea with or without vomiting
- frequent urination
- breast changes including tenderness, swelling, or tingling feeling, or noticeable blue veins
- raised basal body temperature
- mild pelvic cramping or discomfort without bleeding
- food cravings or aversions
- a heightened sense of smell
- metallic taste in the mouth
Share with us | What symptoms did you experienced during week 40 of your pregnancy?
During week 40 of your pregnancy see and hear the development of your baby via an ultrasound. We have provided the below illustration to show your fetal development at week 40 of your pregnancy.
In week 40 you may have additional questions about this stage of your pregnancy like
- What’s happening at week 40 of your pregnancy?
- How should I feel at 40 weeks pregnant?
Note: If you don’t already have your personal obstetrician or gynecologist now is a good time to make an appointment with one that comes highly recommended.