You may have felt ready for baby to come for a while, but your baby may still be perfectly happy inside. It can be very hard to wait to meet your baby!
Wondering what your baby looks like now? At the end of ten months of pregnancy, your baby is about the size of a small watermelon. Average baby length is 360 mm (14.2 in.). And average baby weight is 3400 g (7.5 lb).
How your baby is changing
Here are some of the important facts and developments around 40 weeks.
Your baby is full-term.
By the time a baby is born at term, fat makes up 16% of body weight. The baby's growth has slowed in the last days before birth.
At this size, your baby does not have much room to move around. You will probably notice less "big" movement than before.
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Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine William Gilbert MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine