Week 38 of Pregnancy: Continue with Positive Thinking

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This pregnancy week the expecting mother may feel restless with all hefty symptoms and nerve wrecking kicks that simulate labour. Every now and then, you may feel that the time of your labour has arrived, but it may turn out to be false alarm. You may even desire your partner to be by your side all the time as you never know when you may require his assistance. Trust, even he is on his toes and doesn’t want to make a single mistake in the process.

The time is tough when both parents must stay close to support each other during the crucial time of pregnancy. The father must understand that there are a few things which only he can feel and anchor and never should miss the golden pregnancy phase. During this time, the would-be-mother trusts her husband to take proper care of her, so its becomes the duty of the father not to leave these responsibilities for the  grannies or house ladies. They may have their role to play, but the role of the would-be-father during the pregnancy phase is integral.  The oldies may be experienced, but they can never have the joy similar to the joy of the would-be-father.

Your body

Apart from the symptoms, a bit of brown spotting may be seen, but do keep looking for any mucus plug. The plug has safeguarded the baby during the pregnancy months and its revelation indicates its time. Once you find a mucous rich discharge in your undergarments followed by regular contractions; it’s time to call your doctor and then rush to the hospital.

Some would-be-mothers in the initial phase may also have a bloody discharge indicating of the aftermath you had been waiting since days. As the title suggests, this pregnancy week is for positive thinking. Weight gain

More or less weight gain during this pregnancy week has either halted or is very slowly rising.

Your baby

Baby is putting on about 25 grams a day. As of now, the intestines are full of meconium i.e. voided after birth. The respiratory system continues to mature and other integral systems are functioning better and better day by day. Brain and neural senses are turning stronger. Weight and measurements are not very certain at this pregnancy week, as mentioned in pregnancy week 37 too that not all babies are born of the same weight and size. There are many factors which influence it.


Never panic, you may experience false alarm every now and then, but the real delivery signs may take days to appear. So, don’t feel agitated. Its time to remain calm and store your energies for later stage. Yes, do keep in touch with your doctor.

Don’t over exhaust yourself. Don’t worry about the things you may have forgot to buy. They will all be available in your hospital or in vicinity, so just relax.

Follow your doctor’s advice and keep practicing deep breathing. Remember the art you learnt in your ante natal sessions. Well now it is time to apply all of them. All the best! 

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