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    41 weeks pregnant: Your guide to this week of your third trimester

    Updated 25 September 2023 |
    Published 24 February 2019
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    Medically reviewed by Dr. Charlsie Celestine, Obstetrician and gynecologist, New Jersey, US
    Written by Alice Broster
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    From learning about induction to preparing for your baby, here’s the lowdown on being 40 weeks pregnant.

    At 41 weeks pregnant, your due date may have come and gone, and you’re officially considered late term. You may have had your suspicions as to whether your baby would have been born “on time” or a little later. It can be a fun guessing game at your baby shower to predict when your baby will make their appearance, but passing this milestone can feel less like a game at this point and more frustrating. 

    While your doctor will have told you your due date as a general guide, many pregnancies enter week 41, and only around 5% of babies are born on their given due date. Dr. Allison K. Rodgers, reproductive endocrinologist, obstetrician, and gynecologist at Fertility Centers of Illinois, US, suggests looking at the last days and weeks of pregnancy as more of a due month rather than a specific date. 

    You’ll likely be in touch with your health care provider at 41 weeks pregnant to discuss your best next move. So between reading up on labor and delivery to learn about induction, here’s the lowdown on being 41 weeks pregnant.