The 42nd week marks the successful completion of the third trimester as well as of the pregnancy. The delivery is about to take place, though according to studies, very few births happen on their due date. If the delivery has not taken place even after the 42nd week, it becomes overdue. The women will start to experience real contractions during this time. The contractions will intensify and become more frequent with time.
The baby, on the other hand, is ready to arrive. Doctors usually have to trim its nails after the birth. In case of an overdue delivery, the gynecologist might use labor-inducement methods. In case of an overdue baby, the nourishment provided to it by the placenta also reduces with time. Therefore, in such a case, the doctors will monitor the baby very carefully.