38 Weeks Pregnant

Baby Cream And Hair Has Disappeared

week38Most of the vernix – the thick cream – that covered your baby’s skin has disappeared, as has the lanugo – the hair. Your body has been supplying the baby with antibodies through the placenta that will help the baby’s immune system fight infection for the first 6-12 months of life.

Though they vary in size, umbilical cords measure about 22 inches in length and half an inch in thickness. Sometimes the umbilical cord can become wrapped around a baby’s neck. Generally, this doesn’t cause problems. But a cesarean delivery may be required if it causes pressure on the umbilical cord during labour or delivery. A true knot in the umbilical cord is much less common, occurring in only about 1% of pregnancies.

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