39 Weeks Pregnancy

You swam and came to your tail! What happens at 39 weeks pregnant? If there’s one thing you think about more than your question, it’s probably birth! We’ve written everything you need to know, from birth signs at 39 weeks pregnant to 39 weeks baby development!

39 Weeks of Pregnancy and Baby Development

39 Weeks Baby Weight and Height

Now that you’re nearing the end, your baby’s growth is slowing down. How much should a 39-week-old baby weigh? You can learn how tall it should be, from the table below.

39 weeks baby development
39 weeks baby weight3000-3600 g
39 weeks baby size48-53cm
  • At 39 weeks of pregnancy, the baby’s weight can be under 3 kg or over. So, your baby’s weight at 39 weeks may be 2700 grams or 4 kilograms.
  • Your baby’s growth has slowed, but her brain continues to develop at a rapid pace.
  • Although all parts of his body develop and grow, the biggest part is still his head. For this reason, it is ideal for babies to come from the beginning.
  • At 39 weeks of pregnancy, your baby’s pink skin has now turned white.
  • He shed most of the vernix and quince hairs that covered his skin, but you can see traces of them when he’s born.
  • Enough fat has accumulated under his skin to maintain body temperature.

How Many Months Is 39 Weeks Of Pregnancy?

The 39th week of pregnancy coincides with the 9th month of pregnancy. You are in one of the last weeks of your third trimester, you can give birth at any time.

Baby Movements at 39 Weeks

At 39 weeks of pregnancy, it has become difficult to feel baby movements. Because there is not much room left to move inside. Therefore, it has become difficult for the baby to move, kick and somersault in the gradually narrowing space.

On top of that, now that the baby’s head is lowered into the pelvis and the head is placed on the bone roof, it seems to you even more motionless. As long as you feel small movements until birth, there is nothing to be afraid of. But the problem is that you don’t feel any movement.

At 39 weeks pregnant, the baby may also be very active. If these movements are very fast, excited, intermittent and violent, you should inform your doctor. It’s best to write down how you feel about your baby each week and share them with your doctor.

39 Weeks Baby Images

39 Weeks Pregnancy Ultrasound Images

The 39-week-old baby ultrasound images you have may not coincide with the ones here. However, this is not something to be afraid of. Each baby’s position in the womb may be different.

Changes in the Mother at 39 Weeks of Pregnancy

39 Weeks Pregnancy Image

  • The position of the 39-week-old baby in the womb is as you see it. Having the baby’s head lowered into the pelvis can now make it easier for you to breathe and make it harder for you to walk. You can even waddle.
  • It is very possible that you will feel like a giant during this period. Now the uterus has filled most of her pelvis and abdomen and there is no more room for growth. That’s why your uterus is now below your ribs and the measurements don’t change much from week to week.
  • This month, you will go for a check-up every week, maybe every 3-4 days, so you will spend a lot of time on the doctor’s examination. Prepare yourself for the birth, pamper yourself, go to the doctor’s checkups, go shopping, take a walk while your baby is not yet working and you are not working anymore. Traveling will be good to distract your mind.
  • You may think that you do not want to be pregnant again because you are probably feeling very uncomfortable at this time of pregnancy. But we advise you to wait for the moment when you will hold him in your arms to make this decision.
  • As a expectant mother who has completed the 39th week of pregnancy, you may feel excited, pensive, anxious or even afraid. You may be nervous and overly sensitive. You may find that you are impatient and restless. All these emotional swings are very normal. Don’t burden yourself, relax and remember that this is all too soon to pass!

Sex at 39 Weeks Pregnancy

As delivery approaches, libido usually begins to drop, as in the first trimester. Sometimes this decline can be even more severe than the first trimester. On top of that, aches and pains are added. These pains can extinguish even the most ardent passions.

Well, 39 weeks pregnant, easy to say. Now that you are approaching the end that you have been waiting for for 9 months, you cannot focus on anything other than birth. It’s normal that you can’t concentrate on anything other than the baby you’ve been impatiently waiting for. Of course, there are also couples who continue their sexual lives until birth without being affected by all these (unless their doctor says otherwise).

Sexuality is a very normal routine for a mother who does not experience health conditions in which sexual intercourse can be harmful during pregnancy or certain periods of pregnancy. But remember that you should not lie on your back for a long time!

Birth Symptoms at 39 Weeks Pregnancy

One of the things that expectant mothers are most curious about is the signs that the birth process has started. Some vague signs indicate that the birth process has begun, but the main symptom is pains and it is impossible not to feel them. Let’s see what the birth signs are at 39 weeks!

  1. Thinning and softening of the cervix : As the birth process progresses, the cervix, which is 2.5-3 cm thick, gradually becomes thinner like paper. If the cervix is ​​100% thin, it means it is ready for delivery.
  2. Opening of the cervix: The cervix opens from 0 to 10 cm during birth. Opening can begin days or even weeks before contractions begin.
  3. Burst of water : Any time after the start of the labor process, the amniotic sac begins to leak or burst. Usually, the water bladder ruptures during childbirth or while in the hospital. Your doctor may also blow it up to get things going or to better control the baby’s condition.
  4. Contractions : At the beginning of the birth process, the uterus begins to contract. It is these contractions that move the baby down the uterine canal. Birth pains start with cramps and discomfort in your lower back and abdomen, and they do not go away when you change positions. It intensifies over time and maintains a certain order.

By the way, it is quite normal to not have pain at 39 weeks of pregnancy. You still have time to give birth, no need to panic.

How Can I Distinguish Between False and True Contractions?

Now that you have a little time left, you can attribute all the pains and contractions you experience to the birth. However, these symptoms can also be false. We have some suggestions for you to distinguish between contractions at 39 weeks of pregnancy:

  • Take a watch and time the contractions. Measure the time from the start of one to the start of the next. True labor pains have a pattern and become more frequent over time. In pseudo-preparatory pains, the contractions come in an irregular way.
  • Also, measure the time between when the contraction starts and when it ends. True contractions initially last for 30-45 seconds, gradually increasing and increasing to 75 seconds. The duration and intensity of preparatory contractions are variable.

Exercises to Facilitate Birth at 39 Weeks of Pregnancy

Don’t forget that you need to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles first to make the birth easier! Not only that; Pregnant Pilates and Pregnancy Yoga Instructor Gözde Biber also has other suggestions on this subject. Watch and apply now!

What is Positive Suggestion?

Did you know that your baby in the womb can sense the outside frequencies from a very early date? If your baby feels it, then you can give positive suggestions to your baby in his last days in the womb.

Make Sure You Have Your Hospital Bag Prepared

Now that you can go to the birth at any time, it would be good to prepare your bag in advance and be ready. We wanted to remind you of some of the things you’ll want to have handy.

  • A wrist watch or phone app that displays the seconds to measure the time of contractions,
  • Socks, slippers, (The delivery room is usually kept cold.),
  • Glasses, (If you wear lenses, you may need to remove them),
  • Lip balm for your dry and chapped lips,
  • camera or camcorder,
  • Pajamas or nightgowns that open from the front to facilitate breastfeeding.
  • Dressing gown,
  • Nursing bras and comfortable cotton underwear,
  • Personal care and cleaning materials, make-up materials,
  • Loose and comfortable clothes suitable for the season for returning home,
  • The clothes and car seat to dress the baby in when you get them out of the hospital.

If you do not want to throw away the items you already use, such as make-up materials, in the bag, keep them in an easily accessible place and hang them on the door by making a to-do list when you leave the house so that you don’t forget. Normally, you may not have to rush or even have time to take a shower. But it’s still good to be organized.

Your Hospital Bag is Ready, It’s Your Delivery Room!

Decide how you want the room to be for today, which you will enjoy after giving birth and remember with a beautiful smile, you are already late!

How would you like to take pictures of your newborn baby?

These early days of your baby are the ideal time to have her best photos taken. If you decide to have your photos taken, you can get help from professionals. When deciding which photographer you want to work with, we recommend choosing someone with experience in newborn photography.

Will You Need a Babysitter?

If you’re going to need a caregiver after birth, you should speed up your research. After all, in addition to entrusting your baby to someone you do not know, it is important to know how much you and your babysitter have similar ideas about baby care and whether you can agree or not!

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