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Week Forty One: not much longer now
|You are 41 weeks pregnant. |
Keep in mind, however, that only five percent of women deliver their babies on their projected due date, according to the National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC). So this date should be used as an estimate; it is not an exact calculation.
If you are going beyond your 'due date' by more than a day or so, you are bound to feel at least slightly on edge, wondering if today is going to be your last day of pregnancy... or if it is going to be tomorrow or beyond.
You are actually not technically considered overdue until you are two weeks late. In the meantime, your baby is settling further into the pelvis getting in position for when labor finally begins. You will probably find that if you have not gone into labor yet, your body is giving you signals that birth is imminent.
You may recognize some of these early signs that labor is near:
What is happening with your baby:
If at any time you are concerned about your baby's welfare, or feel that something may be wrong, no matter how vague the feeling is, call, talk and get medical advice from your care provider, physician, doctor or health care professional.
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