Week 40 of Your Pregnancy

39 weeks pregnant

7

Days to go

3.5

kgs
Keep going. You’ll find something useful below.

Pregnancy Symptoms

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Cervical Dilation

You will delivery any time now, and cervial dialation will indicate when the time is right. Once you admit yourself for delivery, your OBGYN will check when the time is right depending on how dilated you are. In the weeks approaching delivery your dilation will measure at about 6 cm, when you are in active labor, it can be 7 to 8 cms, and moments before delivery you will dilate to about 10 cms.

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Water Breaks

As you get closer to your deilvery, it becomes vital to understand the signs of a water break and the right signs which indicate when you must rush to the hospital for delivery. Through your pregnancy, your little bean is cushioned within a little sack filled with amniotic fluid. As your body get near to delivering, the sack ruptures, releasing the fluids. For some women, water breaks can be in small amounts, while for others it can be a full gush.

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Vaginal Gush

Congrats!! You are now very close to delivery a baby. You will experience body changes accordingly too. You will be observe an increase in vaginal discharge at this stage and you may need to be watchful and talk to your doctor about the signs of a water break when your may need to rush to the hospital

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Pelvic Numbness

Relaxin, an important hormone released by the placenta during pregnancy in preperation for delivery can cause pelvic numbness. This symptom is common during pregnancy and not a cause for concern.

Baby's Development

How big is your baby?

Baby’s Length: 21.6 inches(55 cm)
Baby’s Weight: 3.5 kgs

Baby’s Lungs

Lung enhances to be adaptable for breathing outside air after birth.

Baby’s Skin

Baby’s skin would be thick enough now as it would have shed vernix almost completely.

Baby’s Sleep

Baby’s sleep continues to be normal like previous weeks.

Your's Changing Body

For most pregnant women, lower back pain starts around this time. Your growing uterus puts pressure on your lower back. Along with this, the hormonal changes will cause you to experience this pain. You can ask you gynecologist for advice on effective ways to manage pain and stay comfortable through this phase.

Do you feel your heart racing like a formula F1 car? Don’t panic. You are not getting a heart attack!. Your heart is overworking trying to accomodate all the increased blood flow as your body tries to support your little bean in every possible way.

Having to toss and turn all night and finding that you cannot catch the much-needed zzzs? You will have to wait until you deliver, or maybe until your little one has grown a little. Sleeplessness happens due to many factors and is one of the most common pregnancy symptoms. Try to relax even if you don’t feel sleepy. Practice some breathing exercises and meditation -throughout the day to help you through this phase of insomnia.

Anxiety is extremely common during pregnancy. You are already dealing with sleeplessness, forgetfulness and a hundred other symptoms. Add to that your worry about your little bean is doing well or not and you can experience anxiety of different levels. Techniques such as breathing, yoga, and meditation can help you with your anxiety to a certain extent. You can also talk to your doctor about managing this symptom.

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