39 Weeks Pregnant

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Baby this Week

  • At Week 39 baby is officially “Full Term” and ready to be born any time.
  • Baby’s weight gain continues – though at a slower rate.

How Big is Baby?

Baby is 19.96 inches long (50.7 cm)
(Measured from crown to heel)
Baby weighs 7.25lbs (3288 grams)

*Metrics above are estimates of baby at 39 weeks.

Your Developments

  • You might notice changes as your body prepares for delivery – baby might be engaged in the pelvis and Braxton Hicks (mock/rehearsal) contractions might be stronger.
  • You may experience noticeable loss of amniotic fluid or the mucous plug may come away.
  • Labor can start any time so be familiar with the signs of labor and keep in contact with your health care provider.

Pregnancy To Do’s

  • Check if you have done everything you need to do before the birth.
  • Continue to get rest.
  • Keep in contact with your health care practitioner, particularly if you notice changes in baby’s movements, or signs of labor.

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