39 Weeks of Gestation

Your 39th week begins

KEY INFORMATION BOX:
  1. At 39 weeks of gestation, your baby is fully ready to come into the world! At this stage he only gains weight and can weigh about 3.3 kg and measure about 50 cm.
  2. Even though he is ready to be born at 39 weeks of gestation, your baby can stay in the womb until 42 weeks of gestation. Her immune system is still very sensitive and needs the mother’s antibodies.
  3. Although childbirth can normally occur between 37 to 42 weeks, it is more common to happen in those three weeks.
  4. Cesarean delivery, normal delivery, humanized delivery, water delivery, squatting , low light delivery … There are many options, depending on your will, physical condition and the doctor’s guidance.
  5. Don’t worry, anesthesia usually doesn’t hurt more than a normal injection .
  6. The only focus now is to wait for the exact moment to run to the maternity hospital, if you have not already scheduled your cesarean section of course

MORE INFORMATION ON 39 WEEKS OF GESTATION

At 39 weeks of gestation, your baby is fully ready to come into the world! At this stage he only gains weight and can weigh about 3.3 kg and measure about 50 cm . She moves less and when she moves, Mom feels very intensely marking her belly abruptly. If you do not feel it for a long time, we recommend to see your doctor to do the cardiotoco

Now, in the final stretch at 39 weeks your baby can signal that he is ready and the signs of labor can start at any time, so be aware of your body’s signs such as the exit of the tampon, even slight contractions more rhythmic and any presence of vaginal bleeding, as well as rupture of the bag.

Even though he is ready to be born at 39 weeks of gestation, your baby can stay in the womb until 42 weeks of gestation. Her immune system is still very sensitive and needs the mother’s antibodies to protect herself from viruses, bacteria and possible infections. Therefore, the importance of breastfeeding in the first 6 months of the baby’s life. It is through breast milk that the mother’s antibodies are passed on to the little baby.

At 39 weeks pregnant, her body is very chubby and has a large amount of fat to control and support the temperature outside the womb. Her pink skin is soft and has a thin layer of vernix that will stay until the day of delivery.

Her hair is growing more and more, as well as her fingernails and toenails, so don’t be alarmed when you come across a baby with big nails. Baby kicks can be powerful! There are days when they are calmer and others when they will be more agitated, the baby’s movements these days can upset the mother, because they are really quite vigorous due to their size.

How is Mom Feeling …

Moms, I can say that there is no more magical, more beautiful and more awaited time for a woman in life! In these last 3 weeks of pregnancy, all the discomfort and anxiety will soon be rewarded! Now with 39 weeks mainly, some mothers may still be afraid of childbirth, but I affirm with all the letters that courage comes! No matter what type of delivery you choose, the moment is unique! Although childbirth can normally occur between 37 to 42 weeks, it  is more common to happen in those three weeks.

Cesarean delivery, normal delivery, humanized delivery, water delivery, squatting, light delivery… There are many options, and depending on your will, physical condition and the doctor’s guidance, the time is very close! Some moms prefer to schedule the birth for greater comfort, others do not, let nature act,  but childbirth is democratic , each one chooses the experience he wants to have and if there is any unforeseen, do not feel bad. There are things that are out of control and your doctor will certainly do what is best for mom and baby.

At 39 weeks of pregnancy, one of the concerns of mothers is anesthesia , if delivery is cesarean or even normal, there is usually an intervention to relieve pain. Don’t worry, usually anesthesia does not hurt  more than a normal injection, I usually say that it is not she who should touch terror, but the gel catheter that goes into the vein! Rs but it’s still not the end of the world. 

Signs of Labor Do You Know What They Are? The tampon can come out and scare the mother, but know that it is very normal and can come out up to 1 week before delivery without problems. Do you know the baby’s position in the womb? It can influence the type of delivery! If he is in the cephalic position and seated it is a great start to a normal birth. The same nature that helped in all fetal development, now is in charge of helping also for the birth of the baby.

External factors…

The only focus now is to wait for the exact moment to run to the maternity hospital, if you have not already scheduled your cesarean section of course !! This phase is full of anxiety and cold in the belly, after all in a very short time you will know the great love of your life !!! Maternity bag ready, pregnant woman’s card in hand and just wait !!

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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