41 Weeks Gestation? Here's Why You Need To Be Cautious In The Last Days Of Pregnancy

Updated at: Sep 15, 2020
41 Weeks Gestation? Here's Why You Need To Be Cautious In The Last Days Of Pregnancy

The 41st week of pregnancy could be the last week of your pregnancy. During this time, you need to be more careful than before.

 
Tavishi Dogra
Women's HealthWritten by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Sep 15, 2020

41 weeks pregnant and no labour pain? Motherhood is a fantastic feeling for every woman. Feeling the movements of your child (for the first time in the womb) is very special for every woman. It's such an experience that a mother cannot express in words. But do you know that your delivery may be slightly delayed after reaching the 41st week of pregnancy? This is the last time of your pregnancy; and hence, weight gain is typical. Don't panic or take stress, as doing so can prove to be harmful to the health of both mother and child. During the 9 months of pregnancy, it is essential to be more careful about health. If you have reached the 41st week of pregnancy, then at this time you to be more cautious than before. Because you can give birth to your baby anytime this week.

Learn how to take care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and what precautions should be taken.

  • It would be great if you are concerned every single week during pregnancy days because at the end of pregnancy, the mother's weight increases.
  • If for some reason you have been busy with work till the 40th week and have not been able to relax much, then in the 41st week, you should take rest.
FETAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Many times the labour pain is not started as per the last date of delivery given by the doctor. But there is no logic to panic, as it is normal.
  • Many times at the beginning of pregnancy, if the conception is late, then dates are natural to change or move back and forth.
  • Even after the last week or last date has passed, if you wish, you can get the health updates of the baby in the womb.
PREGNANCY
  • Even during the last date, if the baby is healthy in the womb and is moving comfortably, so you don't have to worry because this means the doctor is taking good care of you.
  • The 41st week is later than the third trimester. Usually, the first trimester has one to three months, i.e. one to 12 weeks. The second trimester consists of three to six months, i.e. 13 to 24 weeks, and the third trimester covers 25 to 36 weeks.

  • Be more cautious during week 41. Avoid taking long journeys, apart from making the mistake of having a physical relationship with the partner.
  • In case of any problem or doubt, do not hesitate to seek advice from a doctor.

41st week is the most challenging time; hence the following steps should be taken

  • In the 41st week of pregnancy, you should take extra vitamin-rich diet. Eating light and nutritious food is recommended for both mother and child.
  • Please do not consume cold things, to avoid problems like gas, nausea, cough and cold. Also, green vegetables should be consumed in more quantity.
  • Instead of eating more food at once, eat bland food after frequent intervals of time.
  • Try to consume more fruits and juices in the diet. Also, if possible, double its quantity. Avoid consuming stale fruits, juices and oily foods.

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