Pregnancy Week 38
Enjoy your quiet time…
Baby now has fully matured lungs which are continuing to produce a substance called surfactant. This substance prevents the lung walls sticking together once breathing starts. The vocal cords are ready for their debut – that first cry will be one of the most wonderful sounds you’ve ever heard.
Hopefully baby is head down. If not you will have had an appointment with the consultant to discuss your options for delivery. Read more about breech presentation here.