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At week 39 of pregnancy baby development, your infant is even more prepared to live outside the womb. So every part of the baby’s body is growing rapidly, in sync with many changes in your own physique.
Your infant’s chest is becoming more noticeable at 39 weeks of pregnancy baby development. If your baby is a boy, his testes continue to go lower in the scrotum. The baby is accumulating fat. Their body is getting rounder, and the added fat will keep your baby comfortably warm after birth.
Other signs of growth at week 39 of pregnancy baby development are:
At week 39 of pregnancy baby development, your body changes in preparation for childbirth. A heavy feeling is natural because of body changes like:
In week 39 of pregnancy baby development, watch out for:
A detached mucus plug appears as a blob on your underwear or the toilet paper you use for wiping. Anything else aside from this bloody discharge requires a health professional’s attention.
Inform your doctor if your amniotic fluid emits a foul smell, or if you feel feverish when the water breaks. This could be a sign of an infection called chorioamnionitis.
Be ready to discuss:
Your doctor will usually recommend:
You can try exercises that can help you gain strength for going into labor. Try squatting exercises to stretch your pelvic area as well as wall sitting.
Practice breathing techniques, meditation, yoga, and indulge in other calming activities.
You can also plan nutritious meals to help you feed your baby better as soon as they are born.
At week 39 of pregnancy baby development, you and your infant are almost there. A little more waiting and your efforts at staying fit and healthy will bear fruit.
Hello Health Group does not offer any advice, diagnosis, or medical treatment.
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https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/fetal-development/art-20045997 (Accessed: April 24, 2020)
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/labor-induction/about/pa c-20385141 (Accessed: April 24, 2020)
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/biophysical-profile/about/pac-20393061 (Accessed: April 24, 2020)