Expectant Mums

  • A layer of fat continues to develop under the skin.
  • Baby will begin to put on even more weight.
  • You might experience hemorrhoids.

       Tip to help you through the week:

  • Take warm baths with baking soda to help treat them. 
  • The toenails and fingernails have formed.
  • The lungs mature.
  • The bones are still very soft and pliable.
  • You may have trouble breathing and suffer from increased heartburn.


  • Your baby’s skin is beginning to look less red and wrinkled.
  •  The bones are hardening except for the skull (it needs to stay pliable for delivery).
  • Good nutrition and massage can help avoid any need for episiotomy (a surgical incision to enlarge the vaginal opening).
  • The lungs are well-developed.
  • Baby would stand a chance of surviving if born during this week.
  • Your belly button might become an “outie” or extremely sensitive. You can use a Band-Aid to cover it.
  • Kidneys are completely developed.
  • Liver begins to process waste.
  • Consult your OB/GYN about a good pediatrician. 
  • Get informed about immunizations.
  • Time to buy a nursing bra.