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      Your baby is the size of a Water Melon

      You're now 40 weeks pregnant and over the last 9 months your baby has developed from one cell to a little human made up of over 200 million cells. How amazing is that?! At birth, the average baby weighs around 7lb 7oz and measures 51cm from head to toe. Inside, there’s no spare room, so your baby can only move from side to side because they’re so cramped.

      You & your body

      You’re almost there and your baby is ready and waiting to be born! You probably can’t wait to give birth now – if only to be able to breathe and sleep properly again! There’s some good news – once your baby’s head has engaged, you’ll feel less breathless because your lungs will be less pressured by your baby’s body. 

      You’ll be looking out for the classic signs of labour – some ‘show’ from your vagina, the mucus plug coming away and the onset of contractions.

      It’s natural at this time to feel really scared about the birth process and most mums-to-be feel this way but if you need any information, we’ve got plenty of advice and tips on our website to help you.

      Good luck from all of us at C&G baby club!

      Did you know?

      Did you know that when it comes to the expected date of delivery (EDD) of your baby, only around 5% of babies are on time, and around four out of five are late? So don’t panic if your baby decides not to appear right on cue – it’s normal for lots of expectant mums!

      Any more questions?

      Our specialist baby advisors and experienced mums are here to talk and ready to help whenever you need them. You can call us or reach us on Live Chat 8.30am-5.30pm Monday-Friday.

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      Join the C&G baby club today

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