You should have another midwife appointment this week where you will be given more information focusing more on after baby has arrived. This will include all you need to know about feeding and caring for baby, Vitamin K and screening tests for baby as well as your health after the birth. Baby Baby’s lungs are now fully formed and ready to take their first breath which is encouraging to know, but the longer they stay in the better at this stage.
All that sipping and digesting of the amniotic fluid has paid off as their digestive system is now fully developed too, ready to feed.
Baby continues to grow and is now approx. 47.4cm, about the height of 4 days’ worth of nappies! Mum Talking of nappies, do you know which type of nappies you plan to use? Some automatically opt for disposables for convenience, others choose reusable as they are more environmentally friendly and kinder to baby’s skin, while some parents choose a mixture of the two. To find out more take a look at our nappy article. You may start to have a ‘nesting’ instinct over the next few weeks, this can happen to TOH too and you may find yourself cleaning out cupboards you’ve not looked in since you moved in. Nesting is a great way to prepare for your baby’s arrival but can also help keep you distracted while you wish time away. This article has been written using the latest guidance and information from trusted sources, primarily the NHS.
This information should not replace the advice from professional medical advice.