Drag to read about different week

slider-bar

    Is today the day?

    baby-development-359x161

    Your baby’s development

    He’s ready to experience the outside world.

    Your due date arrives during your fortieth week of pregnancy, but it might come and go without delivery. This isn’t unusual—the 40-week timeline is an estimate. Just be patient; your delivery will occur soon.
    Your due date arrives during your fortieth week of pregnancy, but it might come and go without delivery. This isn’t unusual—the 40-week timeline is an estimate. Just be patient; your delivery will occur soon.

    A surge of hormones in your baby's body might play a part in initiating labor. He’ll likely weigh between 3.2 to 4 Kg and measure between 45 and 52 cm long. However, more or less is perfectly fine.
    Continue Reading Read Less
    nutrition-359x161

    Your nutrition and health

    Breastfeeding or formula: nourishing your newborn.

    If you're 40 weeks pregnant, you've been waiting a long time to meet your baby. Your pregnancy is almost over. Take time this week to learn more about breastfeeding basics.
    If you're 40 weeks pregnant, you've been waiting a long time to meet your baby. Your pregnancy is almost over. Take time this week to learn more about breastfeeding basics.

    Breastfeeding is best for your baby , here are some breastfeeding basics:

    You've probably learned about the benefits of breastfeeding from reading and from your childbirth classes. In addition to delivering rich nutrition and important antibodies to your newborn, breastfeeding can benefit you as well:
    • After birth, breastfeeding releases "feel-good" hormones that help the uterus contract and reduce bleeding, decreasing your recovery time.
    • When you breastfeed, you need more calories a day, which is about 500 calories more than the usual daily caloric intake for an average-sized woman who is not pregnant. The energy you expend making breast milk may help you lose weight and burn those extra calories.
    • Breastfeeding is economical.
    Want to learn more about breastfeeding positions, how often your baby might want to feed, and more? go to Breastfeeding.

    Formula-feeding fundamentals

    If you choose to supplement breast milk with formula, or formula feed exclusively, here are some basic facts you should know about formula:
    • Formula Forms: powder
    • How much formula your baby will drink during a regular or supplemental feeding depends on your baby's age and appetite at any given time. Your baby will drink as much as she needs to be satisfied. Don’t hesitate to consult your doctor for advices.
    Continue Reading Read Less
    Think-week40

    Things to think about now

    The ABCs of vitamin D.

    Vitamin D is important during breastfeeding because it helps protect your bones. Breastfeeding moms should consume at least 3 daily servings of nonfat or low-fat milk or fortified soy milk to ensure optimal intake of vitamin D.
    Vitamin D is important during breastfeeding because it helps protect your bones. Breastfeeding moms should consume at least 3 daily servings of nonfat or low-fat milk or fortified soy milk to ensure optimal intake of vitamin D.

    The lowdown on lutein

    Why is lutein important to your baby? It’s an important nutrient for eye health. Until your baby starts on solid foods, she/he can get lutein from breast milk or fortified infant formulas.

    Still waiting for labor? Keep moving.

    Health care professionals encourage moms to keep moving even through the late weeks of pregnancy and during labor. Walking can help induce labor and help labor progress.
    Continue Reading Read Less Continue Reading

    Yes! I want to track my baby’s development with weekly updates on my pregnancy, or milestone markers for my growing baby.

    Privacy Policy
    Terms of Use