Pregnancy Calendar : Week 38

How big is your baby?
Your baby will be weighing in at around 3.083kg (6.80 pounds) and measuring 49.8cm(19.61 inches).

How big are you?
Your uterus now sits about 16-17cm above your bellybutton and about 37cm above yourpubic symphysis. Most women don’t grow much more in the last few weeks of theirpregnancy.


How is your baby developing and growing
At this stage of your pregnancy your baby is gathering a lot of meconium inhis/her intestines. This will then pass throug
h the system as the first stool.

Your Nutrition
Now you may not feel much like eating as you are more than likely feeling tired,sore and bloated.

It is important that you keep your nutritional intakeup, and here are a few ‘smart snacks’ to ensure you keep your nutritional valueup:

  • Bananas, raisins and dried fruits for iron, potassium and magnesium
  • String cheese for calcium and protein
  • Crackers for fibre
  • Fruit shakes made with skim milk and yogurt for calcium
    , vitamins and minerals

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This Week with Dr Miriam Stoppard
  • development & milestones
  • Nutritional requirements & feeding
  • Sleeping patterns
  • Caring for and teaching your baby

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Pregnancy Calendar : Week 38