All excessive hair is lost and the greasy layer will stay only on the upper part of the back during 38 weeks pregnant. Learn more from here –

From conception to birth, take a unique look on fetal development during the 9 months of pregnancy. Discover how your baby grows and what happens to your body during the whole pregnancy week.

Video Transcription: Congratulation moms to be!
You have reached 38th week of your pregnancy
Your baby’s height now is inches and weighs pounds
Babies grow in weight for around 25-30g per day. Head and stomach stay the same
Meconium accumulates in the fetus’ intestines which will be the baby’s first stool
Your baby now has hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes
During this week, all excessive hair is lost and the greasy layer will stay only on the upper part of the back
Baby’s lungs and other organs are now healthy and ready for life outside of the mother’s womb
Even though the baby is fully developed and ready, the brain and the nervous system continue developing
Amniotic fluid has milky white color, which is a sign that baby is healthy
Your little ones fingernails and toenails have reached the end of the fingers and toes
Your baby now loses vernix, the waxy coating that’s been protecting his fragile fetal skin from amniotic fluid and he’ll shed remaining lanugo, the fine hair that was temporarily covering his body
Once the vernix and lanugo are shed into the surrounding amniotic fluid your baby ingests them along with other waste products such as bile, urine, and old cells
As your baby prepares for birth, the placenta starts to slowly deteriorate, but it still has plenty of life left to sustain your little one until the big day
Check back next week to know more about your baby’s development only on
Till then take care of yourself.

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  1. CookieMonster

    Why did you switch to calling baby “fetus” at one point? Seems odd.´╗┐

  2. HowlingSwede

    very informative´╗┐