During pregnancy week 39, your uterus and baby drop a little lower into your abdomen, they are well prepared for labor and delivery. You breathe and eat much easier, but the pressure on your bladder brings you more frequently to the bathroom.
At this stage, the baby is so cramped that he has difficulty moving. He isn’t up to much, just chilling out and waiting to be welcomed into the world.
Symptoms Of Pregnancy Week 39
Due to hormonal changes, you will feel very tired this week. Some contractions may still occur and could cause a bit of panic. Be careful, however, if they become regular, more intense, and if the pain can’ t be stopped. You should then run to the maternity hospital!
As your baby’s head slips into the pelvis, the pressure on some organs will subside: you breathe and eat more easily. On the other hand, you may find even the shortest walks increasingly difficult, and the pressure on your bladder may be higher, which leads you to the bathroom more often.
Your baby will probably weigh between 3 and 4 kg and measure around 48 to 50 cm long. He is training to breathe even if his lungs still need a few more days to be fully mature. He always manifests himself by small headbutts or kicks.
The Vernix Caseosa that covered her skin partially detaches and floats in the amniotic fluid. Vernix caseosa, also known as vernix, is the waxy or white cheesy substance that covers and protects the skin of the fetus from the salty contents of the amniotic fluid.
Pregnancy Week 39: What To Do?
You may be starting to lose your mucus plug now, which can cause the cervix to dilate. If your amniotic sac bursts, don’t panic and call your doctor immediately. Hours may pass before labor begins.
You have probably already bought a number of things for your baby: clothes, diapers, nursing pillow, etc. After giving birth, you will want to take care of yourself: be careful, and choose products that contain as few chemical ingredients as possible.