Are there any warning signs I should look for during week 40?

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You should look out for any signs of labor during week 40. If your water breaks, you should call your doctor. This does not always happen before labor -- it could happen during -- but you should call your doctor if you even suspect that it happened. If your contractions get worse, then they probably are not Braxton Hicks contractions and you should call your doctor.

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