38 Weeks Pregnant

Your Baby's Development at Week 38 of Pregnancy

By week 38 of pregnancy, your baby is now full term, which means that if your baby were born today, he or she would be considered a full-grown baby. Babies who are born prior to week 38 are considered premature babies.
 
Fetal development that is occurring around week 38 of pregnancy may include the following:
 
  • Your baby will be growing an ounce a day
  • Your baby's intestines continue to accumulate meconium (baby's first bowel movement)
  • The circumference of the head and the abdomen are about the same size
  • The testicles have descended into the scrotum (for boys)
  • The labia are completely developed (for girls).
  
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