The Royal Baby: How Far Along is Meghan Markle This Week?

The royal baby's birth is near! We've been tracking Meghan Markle's pregnancy week by week until her predicted late-April 2019 due date. Here's what's happening during week 40.
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April 15, 2019

Wondering how far along Meghan Markle is this week? The Duchess of Sussex is about 40 weeks pregnant based on our pregnancy expert instincts — which means there's a great chance that Meghan and Harry's first child will share a birthday with a fellow royal! Queen Elizabeth's birthday is April 21 and little Prince Louie turns one year old on April 23. 

Here's what's happening with mom and baby currently at 40 weeks as the world is busy trying to guess boy or girl, and the royal baby's name.

Royal Baby at 40 Weeks

Baby size: A watermelon

Meghan's baby is preparing for his/her big debut! But many first babies come a little late, so the new royal may decide to stay in the womb a bit longer.

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How's baby developing?

By now the royal baby has likely reached his or her birth weight (typically between 6 and 9 pounds) and length (about 18 to 22 inches from head to toe). As of two weeks ago, the royal baby could be born any day now and he or she would still be considered a full-term infant. Babies come to term anywhere between 38 and 42 weeks when the brain is able to handle complicated jobs like regulating breathing, digestion, and circulation. Meghan's 40-week due date simply marks the midpoint of this period, and every day, her little one is able to do more things. So get ready world — it's almost time!

Check back next week for more royal baby developments!

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