At 38 weeks pregnant the placenta has already begun to grow old, its vessels are empty, causing the loss of its former congestion. Reduces its thickness, therefore the cysts and calcifications are formed. In connection with this factor the flow through the placenta to the baby of nutrients and oxygen is limited, and it leads to the inhibition of growth processes.
At 38 weeks pregnant the baby takes its final position before moving through the birth canal, and in connection with this the belly of a pregnant woman gradually descends. The height of standing uterus this week is about 34-35-cm. Due to the fact that the belly descends, it becomes easier for the expectant mother to breath, but you will have to run to the toilet more often as far as the uterus begins to put pressure on the bladder and intestines of a pregnant woman.