ChildBirth & Hospital Stay




Weeks 39 - 40

In this section, you can read about the development of your baby during pregnancy and the processes going on inside your body. Generally, pregnancy lasts for a period of 40 weeks, counting from the first day of your last menstruation. In other words, fertilisation does not take place until the third week of pregnancy (depending on the time of ovulation).

Although baby is now ready for birth, some pregnancies continue until 42 weeks.

Week 39

Week 40


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