40 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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40 weeks pregnant pictures

Time to meet the little one. Credit: GE Healthcare

Welcome, baby! Your little one should make his appearance any day now, and you're likely desperate to meet him! Enjoy every minute.

What's happening to baby: At birth, he'll weigh between 6 ¾ and 10 pounds and will be between 19 and 21 inches long, though, of course, every baby is different. Several months after birth, the soft spots on his skull will begin to harden.

What's happening to Mom: You're probably anxious, excited and ready to meet the little person growing inside of you. Try to be patient if you go past your due date -- you'll have the rest of your life to spend time with your baby.

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