The women should be prepared for delivery by the time they enter the 41st week of their pregnancy. Symptoms such as nausea, indigestion, and heartburn will appear even now. Women should avoid fatty food during this time, and continue to take lots of fluids. This will prevent dehydration. The baby however, will sleep through most of this period. This is because it does not have any space to move. It will sleep even when its mother is experiencing contractions. Women may feel the baby kicking at time though. The baby will continue to grow during this period as well, and may gain some weight.
It is important that the women make adequate arrangements for the delivery of the baby. They should pack all the important things they would require during their stay at the hospital. Telephone numbers of the hospital and of their family should be kept nearby, in case of an emergency.