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Pregnancy Week 38

By week 38, your baby's toenails have grown to the end of their toes.

Your baby's brain and nervous system continue to develop as they will through childhood and adolescence.

By the end of this week, your baby will be about 13.5 inches or 340 millimeters in length from crown to rump and weigh almost 6.5 pound or 2900 grams.

More pronounced Braxton-Hicks contractions are common during this part of your pregnancy.

If your contractions continue to get longer, stronger and closer together, call your doctor or the hospital, as you are most likely in labor.

Another sign of labor, is the rupture of the amniotic sac.

Some women will feel a gush of water and others a steady trickle after their water breaks.

As with regular contractions, if you think your water has broken, contact your physician.