Pregnancy week by week, Pregnancy Care, Tips, Guide Week 39, Month 9
At this week, your baby’s lungs are fully developed but it will become functional only after birth. If the baby is delivered this week, he/she will stay healthy and all the organs will function; if not, the growth and movements will continue inside the womb till the date of delivery. If there is a decrease in the baby’s activity, reach your gynecologist.
The ideal weight of the baby is estimated to be approximately 3.3 kg (7.25 pounds).
This week, everything becomes difficult for you, even sitting or getting up from bed. If you haven’t experienced false labour contractions yet, you may feel it this week. Your emotional feelings might want to end the waiting period but it is better to complete this week as your baby knows when he/she will be ready to come out.
This week, you may experience Braxton Hicks contractions better but it is necessary to distinguish it from the real labour contractions. You might also experience other pregnancy symptoms such as heartburn, bloody show, fetal activity slowdown, diarrhea, water breaking, mucous plug, back pain, leg cramps and pelvic pain.
- Talk to your spouse and feel connected to avoid the last minute jitters about labour and parenting.
- To relax and lighten up your mood, catch up on movies, books or some chit-chat time with your friends and relatives. This will relieve your stress and delivery fear.
- Do not forget to ask all the doubts about pregnancy and childbirth on your next appointment with the gynecologist. Make a note of all the questions, if required.
- Prepare the car, hospital bag, phone, contact details of your doctor, medical records etc., and keep them ready for the trip to hospital in case of any emergency.