The child

The child

Your baby now measures about 12.5 inches (32 cm) from head to foot and weighs about 2 pounds (950 gr) at the start of the week—and about 2.3 pounds (1,075 gr) at the end of the week. A layer of vernix protects and nourishes the skin. Your baby’s skin is wrinkled but will become less so as more fat builds under the skin. The eyelashes are fully grown and the baby often sucks her thumb.

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Mother

Mother

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Partner

Partner

How will you get to and from the hospital? There is still some time to go, but if you’re planning to drive home after the birth you’ll need to arrange for infant car seat.

Some couples also decide to test drive the route to the hospital so that they’re as well prepared as possible when the time comes. A plastic bag in the car for the mother-to-be to sit on if her water has broken is a good idea.

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