Only 5 percent of babies arrive on their due date so don't be worried if yours doesn't. Most mums worry that they wont recognise the signs that their labour has begun, but you will know. Just remember your breathing and make an effort to relax your entire body. Think about every muscle from your head to your toes and relax them one by one.
Any day now your baby will be making an appearance. Your baby weighs about 3.6kg. From head to toe he’s about 48 to 52cm and we’re sure you can’t wait to meet him. Most of the vernix caseosa that was on baby's skin to protect is, has now come off. However, when baby is born there may still be some, usually around his head. This is the slippery substance. This can just be cleaned off with a soft towel.
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