We know the last few weeks of your pregnancy can be tough. You feel enormous, your ankles are swollen and it's super uncomfortable trying to sleep. Plus you really really want to meet your little one! After 37 weeks you are classed as "term" but do those last few weeks really matter?

If you're an older mum-to-be or are otherwise considered a "high risk" pregnancy, your obstetrician may have discussed induction or a c-section with you to take the baby out around the 38 week mark.

However, some of the guidelines have changed about what is now considered a "term pregnancy". Pregnancies used to be considered at term, and babies ready for delivery, any time after 37 weeks. If you went past that, those last three weeks (or longer) were almost seen as a write-off. Now, however, after a couple of decades that have seen too many C-sections and record numbers of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), those last few weeks of pregnancy are being taken seriously. That's why "term pregnancy" is now being broken down into distinct categories.

Term Pregnancy: Categories

- Early Term: Between 37 weeks 0 days and 38 weeks 6 days

- Full Term: Between 39 weeks 0 days and 40 weeks 6 days

- Late Term: Between 41 weeks 0 days and 41 weeks 6 days

We'd love to hear your story - were you induced or did you have a c-section before 40 weeks? Was it a good experience for you or would you rather have waited?