At this point, your baby’s eyes have a color. They could be blue, gray, brown, or even have 2 different colors. Also, remember, your baby’s eye color will change once they are exposed to light. Their original color will be identified once they are 1 year old.
This week, your baby’s lungs are strong enough, and not only that but their vocal cords have developed enough that they can cry.
Weight And Length Of Your Baby
At this point, your baby is around 7 pounds heavy and is 20 inches in length. But those are average numbers, which means they can be longer or shorter.
Your baby could be with you anytime now. There are some cases where babies are born in the 38th week. But a normal pregnancy sees their baby born at around 40 to 42 weeks.
How Many Months Are 38 Weeks Pregnant?
If you are 38 weeks pregnant, this means you are in the 9th month of your pregnancy, which is the last month. There are only a couple of weeks left before that baby arrives, so be ready with all the clothes and other things that you might need.
Some Things You Need To Do This Week
This week, you need to take care of yourself and be extra careful in order to avoid getting into unfortunate incidents.
Here are some things you need to this week:
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Avoid wearing heels
- Do not put yourself in situations where you will be in an awkward pose
- Stay aware
- Know what’s around you
- Wear your support belt
- Go on your daily walks
- Drink water
- Do pregnancy yoga
- Eat small meals throughout the day
You also want to look into Childbirth & Signs of Labor.
Symptoms You Will Be Experiencing At 38 Weeks
No matter what week you will be in, you will be experiencing symptoms that are caused by pregnancy and the baby that is within you.
Here are some of the most common ones that you might experience this week:
- Mood swings
- Leaky breasts
- Pelvic pressure
- Mild backache
- Frequent urination
- Edema in feet and ankles
- Increased vaginal discharge
Some Symptoms You Should Not Be Avoiding
You want to keep in mind that pregnancy is one of the most complicated and most beautiful things in the world, but there are some things that you need to be aware of.
Pregnancy symptoms are natural, however, there are some things that you need to know in order to keep yourself and your baby safe.
Here are some symptoms that you need to know about and should not be avoiding at 38 Weeks Pregnant:
- Severe headache
- Blurred vision
- Significant vaginal bleeding
- Water breaks (rupture of the amniotic sac)
- UTI (Painful urination)
- Stomach cramps
- Pelvis cramps
- Swelling in your face
- A significant decrease in fetal movement
- Absence of fetal movement