Your baby is probably the length of a bunch of Swiss chard, weighs about 6 1/3 pounds and measures somewhere around 19 inches. The little one will continue to gain roughly 2.4 ounces of fat per week to help regulate body temperature and keep blood sugar in check. The brain and cranium will continue to grow, but the lungs and other organs are fully developed.

Fitting just right in your pelvis, the baby is preparing to come into the world. Your lower belly will make breathing easier, but you’ll feel the need to urinate more frequently because your baby is now pressuring your urinary bladder. It´s close, but the American Academy of Pediatrics won’t consider your baby “full term” until 39 weeks, although many countries, Like Brazil and Australia, will consider a 37-week delivery to be a full-term pregnancy.
Make sure you’re ready if your little one decides to come a little early: clothes nice and clean and bags ready to go!

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