If you are still pregnant, you might be feeling slightly impatient as to when the little thing is actually going to arrive. There is nothing to be worried about; most first pregnancies go overdue. It’s just probably nature’s way of getting you mentally ready for the big day. There is nothing wrong in going overdue as well as nothing would happen to the day and it will just keep getting stronger and healthier. However, you might start feeling a tad bit more discomfort around this week and beyond.

How’s the Baby Doing At Pregnancy Week 39?

By pregnancy week 39, your baby will almost be the size of a watermelon. Despite the fact that it is getting really cramped in there, your baby will continue to grow measuring between 19.9 to 20.9 inches. The weight of the baby measured during this week on average lies between 6.2 and 9.2 pounds. Your baby will be getting smarter every week as the brain development continues at a remarkable rate. The nails of the baby will grow and he/she will start flexing their limbs during this week.

The Symptoms At Pregnancy Week 39

The most likely symptoms you will be experiencing at pregnancy week 39 include:

  • Increased pelvic pressure, heartburn and hemorrhoids.
  • The nesting urges.
  • False labor symptoms. This type of pain eases if you switch position.
  • Water breaking. This indicates that your labor is about to start.

What to Do?


You should continue with your weekly prenatal visits to your OB in order to check your stats regularly. You also need to look out for any signs of labor but don’t panic at every false labor indication. This week, you just need to focus on relaxing and giving yourself a good time. Spend quality time with your partner, catch up on movies or books you like or go out to the pool for some time. After the baby is here, things might get a tad bit hectic for you to enjoy these things.


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