Our Pregnancy Calendar will help you find out how your baby grows and changes from a small group of cells to a fully developed baby ready to begin life.
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42 Weeks Pregnant
Only ten percent women of all pregnant reach the 42nd week. Do not worry though, if you are one of them. It might have been that your time was miscalculated and thus everything might be going according to the schedule set by nature. Anyhow, talk to your doctor about various methods of birth stimulation. Try to massage your nipples; doing this increases the production of oxytocin which causes the uterus to contract or try to move more. Natural labor is always preferred over the induced labor.
A newborn baby could make noises as if he has been suffering from a flu for a couple of weeks; he breathes with a whistle and coughs with sputum. It happens due to his continuous removal from his lungs and nasal cavity the remains of amniotic fluids. If you are still worried about it call a doctor.
The tip of the tied up umbilical cord has dried up and disappeared, but continue to work on the navel, accurately washing it out. Don’t worry if you see some blood on where the umbilical cord fell out but immediately call a doctor if the bleeding doesn’t stop. Another reason to worry would be when you detect an unpleasant smell and discharge of ichors that might mean of possible infection and inflammation getting into the umbilical cord area.
Newborn’s eye can only focus on objects within the distance of 17,72 inches. And evidently, this is the distance that separates your face from the baby’s face when you’re holding him on your hands.
Baby length and weight
By now the baby has restored its previous weight and probably have gained another 17,6370 ounces. His height increases for another 0,47 inches.