40 Weeks Pregnant

Your Baby's Development During Week 40 of Pregnancy

Week 40 of pregnancy is the week that your baby may finally arrive. However, don't worry if your due date comes and goes without incident. It is completely normal to deliver two weeks early or two weeks late. In fact, only 5 percent of babies are born exactly on their due date.
 
During week 40 of pregnancy, "the bun in the oven" should be just about done. It's about time to turn this oven (you) off!
 
Your baby's reflexes are coordinated by the time you are 40 weeks pregnant, which means that your baby can:
 
  • Blink
  • Close his or her eyes
  • Turn his or her head
  • Grasp firmly
  • Respond to sound, light, and touch.

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