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40 Weeks Pregnant

Women go through a gamut of emotions around this time because the delivery is nearing. The movement in the womb increases again. This may result in frequent urination and severe backache. Strain in the areas like the abdomen and bladder increases during this time, and is referred to as ‘false pain’. The false pain may seem like contractions, but the two should not be confused. Simple activities such as sleeping become difficult and uncomfortable during this time. The leg cramps will continue.

Your Baby’s Development

The baby is in good health at this stage, and is getting ready for the delivery. Almost all of its bones harden by this time, except for the skull bones. The skull bones need to remain flexible for the delivery. Also, the baby’s body starts to develop its immune system at this time.

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