The baby is 34 cm long from crown to rump, or 55 cm from crown to toe. It weighs about 3500 grams. You have now reached your estimated due date, and the baby is ready for life outside your womb. About 10% give birth in the two weeks following their estimated due date. The baby’s head is now down in your pelvis and fully engaged, and the baby is ready for labour. The frequency of pre-labour contractions increases. The mucus plug is discharged, and there may be a bit of slimy blood. Perhaps your water breaks as well. It feels like urinating without being able to hold it in. Real labour contractions begin, and their length and intensity will slowly increase. Contact your chosen place of birth. Congratulations and welcome to your new baby!