Giving birth is an intense event where good preparation provides more relaxation. Make sure you are properly informed about the course of the delivery. You may still have questions about the delivery or things that aren’t clear. Feel free to discuss these with your obstetrician during the last pregnancy checkups. Try to visit the clinic for a checkup next week at the latest.
Discuss your wishes with your partner so he/she takes these into account during the delivery.
Unlike the rest of the organs, the baby’s brain is still in full development. This development will continue until long after the birth.
The baby is now more than 43 centimeters long and now weighs 2500 grams. This is about the size of a pineapple. Although the baby is now more or less ‘complete’, you still have to give birth in the hospital if the delivery announces itself this week.
Your baby will have to go into the incubator for a little while because the lungs aren’t fully developed yet and your child is still quite small. Ideally, your baby should stay put until at least week 37.
The obstetrician can probably see how your baby is positioned by feeling your belly. If he or she is in doubt, another ultrasound will be made around this period.