Sure enough, there is a lot of discomfort and pain that you are going through every moment. You really want the baby to come out now, and labor is not really scaring you anymore – at this point, you’d do anything to do away with your pregnancy. Well, that could be now, or you might need to hang on a week or two more. The baby will come only when he is ready – and no rule binds that one!
Physical and Emotional You
- Eagerness, discomfort, pain and discomfort – you are feeling like you have had enough!
- In the event of your baby not in a heads down position, the OB might take a call on the way you will have your delivery.
- If your baby has dropped his head into your pelvis, chances are you would be breathing easy, but it will put a pressure on your bladder and you will need to pee very frequently. You still need to take in those fluids – mind this.
- If you still have the “urge to nest”, get the things done by someone else – save the energy, you’d need lots of it!
- Labor is setting in, cervix is getting thinner and is dilating. You could still be having false labor contractions, and you will know when real labor strikes – at the top of your uterus to the back and you will not be able to walk or talk.
- Anything you feel is not normal, do not hesitate to call your doctor. There’s nothing stupid about calling a doctor each time you have a doubt.
- No practitioner can tell you when exactly are you due. So rest your thoughts, ease out on the doc, and play the waiting game.
Your Baby at 39 Weeks:
- Mostly at about 21 inches and 3.5 kgs, the mini watermelon has also been ripened up to greet the world.
- The brain is still having an increased activity, boy, this one is surely going to be like an Einstein!
- You need to watch out the baby’s movements – the fetal activity can be slow, but it has to be there. In case there is any doubt, see the doctor immediately.
- He’s still packing on the weight and the fat.
- Making conversations with the baby now results in better stimulus. Make a smart baby Mama!
Things to Note:
- Read, catch on movies, listen to music, walk a little– pretty much you have in your kitty!
- Boys are generally heavier than girls, and girls generally rest at the bottom of the abdomen – so what do you think?
- Reflections – why not check out the pictures of yourself and your partner when you were babies? These are some real cute moments!