You're most probably in your last week of pregnancy. It is important to get plenty of rest before baby arrives. Although your backache is worst now, try to practise good posture by standing tall and tucking in your pelvis. This can help alleviate your backache.
Most women go into labour between the 40th
weeks. If you're still pregnant next week, see your doctor about possibly inducing labour.
The weight of your baby may cause you to leak urine.
What to do:
Anxiety – Try not to worry about your delivery date and when baby will be arriving. Try to relax.
Shortness of breath – This is perfectly normal at this stage of the pregnancy. Try to limit your activities and try not to over exert yourself.
At 40 weeks, 97% of babies are in the head-down position and will be born this way. With less amniotic fluid in the womb, it's now a tight fit for baby and he or she has to curl up in a ball.