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My Pregnant Body - Week by Week Pregnancy

Week 40 - You Have Gone the Distance!

Your body has undergone miraculous changes in the last nine months! One, in particular, is the size of your uterus. Before you became pregnant, your uterus was almost solid, weighed 2.5 ounces, and held less than half an ounce of fluid. But over the last nine months, its capacity has increased 500 to 1,000 times, it now weighs almost 40 ounces and has stretched to hold your baby, the placenta and all that amniotic fluid!

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Find out how your baby is developing this week: My Baby Week 40

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