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41 weeks pregnant: Fast facts
Your baby may now weigh almost 8 pounds and stretches a bit beyond 20 inches long.
If you feel your baby moving less than usual, tell your doctor or midwife right away.
What not to bring to the birth: jewelry, lots of cash or other valuables, medications, diapers, or a breast pump.
Your hospital can provide meds, diapers, and a pump. (Talk to your doctor ahead of time about medication needs.)
If your partner (or a friend or relative) is going to coach you through labor, provide some guidance: Search for "labor coach tips" on BabyCenter.
Is it true that spicy foods can trigger labor? Unfortunately, no – there's no scientific evidence that any spice or food can kick your labor into gear.
our site mom tip: "On days when I felt really exhausted, I'd stay in bed with the bassinet nearby, nursing my daughter and sleeping when she slept. That helped me get through the first few months."
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