Pregnancy Week 41

If Baby still hasn't arrived yet, find out why, and discover options for speeding up labor and delivery.

Watch Your Baby's Growth

Your Baby Is Almost Here: Week 35 of Pregnancy to Birth
Your Baby Is Almost Here: Week 35 of Pregnancy to Birth

At long last, you're about to meet your son or daughter! Watch the miraculous journey your baby will go through as he (or she) exits your uterus and enters the world.

Your Changing Body

Still pregnant? That's okay. Babies come to term anywhere between 38 and 42 weeks -- your 40-week due date simply marks the midpoint of this period.

Your Developing Baby

As amazing as it is to meet your baby for the first time, don't be alarmed if she's not exactly, um, as good-looking as you imagined she would be. Those delivered vaginally tend to have temporarily misshapen heads and puffy eyes.

Tip of the Week

When you think about what labor and delivery might be like, odds are you're not exactly fantasizing about having a C-section. (It is major surgery, after all.) So you may feel upset or disappointed if your doctor recommends one.

Your Week 41 To-Do List

1. Enjoy those last few kicks.

An Inside Look

Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.

Your Pregnancy Calendar

Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!

Everything in Pregnancy Week 41

More About Your Pregnancy in Week 41

Your Baby

  • Newborns' Belly Buttons

    Find out when your baby's umbilical cord stump will detach and how to gently handle your baby's belly button until then.

  • Your Baby's Days

    Learn how your baby will spend her first days in the world.

  • Baby's First Pediatric Visit

    Learn what to expect during your baby's very first pediatric check up.

  • All About Jaundice

    Learn all about jaundice and why your baby might have it in his first few days of life.

Your Body