Pregnancy Calander >> WEEK 42
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Although it's perfectly normal fora baby to arrive past the due date, you and your baby will get some extraattention this week. To be sure all is well, your practitioner will likelymonitor your overdue baby through nonstress tests (you're hooked up to a fetalmonitor to measure your baby's heart rate and movement) and amniotic-fluidchecks. When this latecomer finally makes her debut, chances are her skin willbe dry, cracked, peeling, or wrinkled — all completely temporary. That'sbecause the protective vernix was shed weeks ago in anticipation of a deliverydate that came and went. A tardy baby will also have longer nails, possiblylonger hair, and little or none of that baby fuzz (lanugo).

 


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