Congratulations it’s Week 40 of your pregnancy! Your baby is now waiting for the hormonal tip that gets things going, and your life is about to change forever!
Everything you need to know about labour
Looking after a newborn
Only 5% of babies arrive on their actual due date, but 80% make it within two weeks. The average baby measures around 50cm long at birth and weighs about 3.5kg (7lb 7oz).What if I need to be induced?
Signs of labour may include your waters breaking, regular contractions that increase in length and strength, or a ‘show’ - the plug of mucus that has been sealing up your cervix coming away as a jelly-like discharge. Most mums-to-be worry that they won’t recognise the signs, but don’t worry - you will!
The signs of labour
Ways to bring on labour
Don’t worry if your baby arrives late, take advantage of the extra days to rest, nest – and talk with other mums and mums-to-be on the babyexpert.com message boards!