The world seems so beautiful to you because your baby is coming into this world. Every day new challenges and happiness are knocking your door. Everything is so colourful and mesmerizing around you. The journey of this beautiful journey is about to begin. You are in the 40th week of your pregnancy (40 weeks pregnant).
The feeling of motherhood is finally on the way of accomplishment. It is almost high time for giving birth to your baby. You have travelled a long way with all the care and healthy living. Now it is the time for last minute things to prepare to welcome your baby. Mothers-to-be are still wondering about their unborn baby. This column will help you in getting the answer to all your queries.
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40 Weeks Pregnant
Finally, the time has travelled to your 40th week of pregnancy, the baby seems to be grown as pumpkin. Steps towards knowing the height & weight of your baby
- Height: 2 cm
- Weight: 3462 grams
Symptoms – 40 weeks pregnant
It is very common in this week of the journey. But try to sleep and relax because you and your baby need rest.
Lower back pain
You will be feeling a contradiction in your abdominal area and your abdomen tightens. Thus pain arises and if the pain is severe then consult your doctor.
It occurs because the baby is grown up and disturbing your digestion power. Consult your doctor, have antacid tablets and try to avoid spicy, oily, citrus & vinegary foods.
It could arise due to huge pressure in your pelvic area. Baby may have come very down to your pelvis so the pain could be even worse. Consult your doctor immediately about it.
Shortness of breath
As the baby will move down the pelvis this problem starts solving and you can breathe freely.
Swollen feet and ankles
There could be a slight swelling in your feet and ankles and it is likely to be more if you are pregnant with twins. The swelling will reduce as soon as you deliver. If the swelling is more, then you should consult your doctor because the problem could be big.
As the delivery week finally arrives, your anxiety is on the top. So do all the things which make you stress-free and relaxed.
Ultrasound – 40 weeks pregnant
You are 40 weeks pregnant now. Your baby is fully grown to come into this world. During the ultrasound test, you can see that the baby’s hair and nails have grown. Even the lungs are well developed for survival outside the womb. The doctor traces the movement and heartbeat of your baby and predicts the delivery.
Diet to follow
Mothers have gone through a long way journey with little one in their womb. Now it is the time to take care of both of them because the 40th week is the final call for the arrival of your baby. Proper intake of healthy foods is a very crucial part of giving birth to a baby. Maintaining a healthy intake of foods will be beneficial to both the baby and the mother.
- Drink lots of fluid as it helps in flushing out toxins from the body and relieving the ache.
- Eat fruits like pomegranate, melon, grapes, and apple.
- Add fresh vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, and cabbage.
- A big no to all caffeine products as they could harm your baby and can create a problem during delivery.
- Take dairy products like milk, cheese, curd as they are rich in calcium. They will help in making the bones stronger for both the mother and the baby.
- Eat foods which are enriching in iron because they help in transporting oxygen to the baby.
- Focus more on fibre products.
- Eat green leafy vegetable like spinach, lamb’s quarters, mustard green and fenugreek.
- Add foods which contain high nutrition and vitamins.
- Eat plenty of vitamin C like strawberries, Indian gooseberry, oranges, and mango which will even help in the growth of the baby.
Things to ponder
The final call has arrived as you have travelled down to the 40th week of your pregnancy. Keep everything prepared to welcome your baby. Keep your loved ones updated. Mark the points, feel the surprises because the day is finally arriving for the long-awaited happiness. Enjoy your way to motherhood.
“Enjoy your Path to Mom. Relish every moment!”
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