Are there tests or procedures I should get during week 40?

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You should go to the doctor for a weekly checkup during week 40. You will need to get an abdominal exam to determine the size and position of your baby. An internal exam will find out if your cervix is ready for delivery. Your doctor may do other tests to check on the status of the baby if you are in a high-risk pregnancy. If you go past week 40, your doctor will perform a biophysical profile of your baby's development and monitor the heart to see if you need your labor to be induced.

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