39 Weeks Pregnant

39 Weeks Pregnant

Your Baby is the Size of a Mini Watermelon

At this point the baby is considered full term. It continues to build fat to help regulate temperature, and the outer layer of skin is coming off as a new layer forms. Also, false labor is a fairly common thing; pains will start at the front of your body and ease up if you switch positions. You'll know it's the real deal if the pain starts at the top of your uterus and becomes more frequent. Even though baby is full term, it will continue to develop until it’s born. Its brain especially will grow at an astonishing rate.

Your Pregnancy

While you're waiting, be aware of your baby's movements and let your caregiver know if they decrease in frequency, as it could be a sign that the baby's position or umbilical cord needs to be adjusted. Many doctors recommend taking a lot of time to relax, as you'll need a lot of rest to prepare for labor.


While babies cry (a lot) actual tears won't appear for a few weeks because the tear ducts haven't fully formed yet.

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