Congratulations! Now you are 39 weeks pregnant, finally have what actually considered as full term baby.
At this point of time, you want to know the preparation for labor or sign of labor in your body.
Baby of 39 Weeks Pregnant
Your baby weighs as much as pumpkin at this week. His length is 19.96inches and has weight about 7.25lbs.
At this point of time, he has almost shed most of his white creamy substance called vernix and fine hair known as lanugo (which covered most of his skin from the middle of the second trimester).
Now your baby can be introduced in this world any time in these weeks. Let’s find some growths at this week of baby.
Your baby is considered as full term for the delivery. Even this time, he is still depositing the fat for the body and brain keep growing to get him ready for the world. Placenta is continuing supplying him nutrients and antibodies that will protect him from diseases.
In this week, baby is not kicking and moving around as has little space in your womb. Your baby’s movements should be as same as usual. If baby facing difficulty to move then you can try drinking some cold water to wake him up.
If above thing does not work, you can consult the doctor.
Skin cell turnover:
Your baby making new skin cells to restore the older ones. These new cells will help baby to regulate the temperature of his body after birth.
39 weeks pregnant in months?
39 weeks is 9 months pregnant undoubtedly. In coming next week, you will complete the final month of pregnancy. You may near your due date.
39 weeks pregnant no signs of labor. What to do till the labor time?
May be you may worry at this point of time, as you have no signs of labor yet. But to face this situation, you can do some activities while waiting for the baby birth day.
Take proper Naps:
During this period of pregnancy, long sleep time may not be possible due to body pain and aches. But you can take time for the small naps during the day hours.
Give yourself comfortable position using props such as pillows. Just keep your back and legs supported.
Try out small meals:
In this time, your digestive system has not that much space. You can take small amount of meal for the whole day, instead eating at meal time.
Avoid eating fried or spicy food, instead it light and east to digest food for the body. It may also helps in symptoms such heartburn and nausea.
Drink sufficient amount of water:
Stay hydrated whole day to keep you energized and not get any irritating symptoms. You can feel dizzy and have problem with the bowels movements, if not have proper course of water during this time.
Move your body steadily:
At this time of pregnancy, you may have issue in moving your body actively. Do not make any movement rapidly.
First roll down to your side, then sit up. Not directly get out of your bed. Little amount of Stretching can be beneficial for the whole body when relaxing on the chair or couch.
You can also may ask for the hand support to stand up at this time of pregnancy.
Try out some relaxing therapy:
You can also start with various activities such prenatal yoga, Aromatherapy or any other entertaining way to relax.
Just do what you love, it may help your body to release good hormones in your body. Consequently it may help ease in your pregnancy symptoms.
39 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms not to Ignore
Here are the list of symptoms you can observe this week.
Trouble sleeping position:
You can face the problem in sleeping during night. As you are having the weight of the belly and anxiety too.
You can try making your bed as comfortable as possible using props or pillows.
Many pregnant women at this stage of their journey create blood pressure disorder. You can observe the changes such as swelling on your face and hands, headaches and vomiting, sudden weight gain and vision alteration.
If you come across any of the above symptoms during this week, you can contact your healthcare provider.
Losing the Mucus Plug:
This can be the easiest and normal signs to be observed that labor time is just near to you. This process can occurs anywhere a few days before the labor begin actually.
This discharge can be pinkish, bloody or clear in color. This seal protects the cervix from the various kinds of bacteria.
If something more than this discharge you observe, you can contact your healthcare provider.