The limited space in the uterus is now causing uneasiness for the baby. She has very little room to move freely in the uterus. However, you still feel some stretching or shifting movements that your baby made time to time. Like your baby, you are also ill-at-ease with a disturbed sleep. A lot of questions and apprehensive thoughts overcome your mind at this stage.
Development in 39th Week Pregnancy
The immune system of your baby is still not developed fully. The antibodies from your body are acting like immune for your baby, which she is receiving through placenta and umbilical cord.
These antibodies are continued to be provided to your baby after birth through breastfeeding. These antibodies keep your baby safe from infections and diseases until her immune system start working.
Appearance in 39th Week Pregnancy
At 39 weeks pregnant, your baby now has enough amount of fat build-up underneath her skin. Now she has a well rounded and smooth body. The patches of waxy vernix can be seen at different parts of her body as well. The presence of hair on her head varies from baby to baby. Some babies are completely bald, some have patches of soft down hair and some have their entire head covered with hair. However, the color of the hair is subject to change in the coming weeks after birth.
Movement in 39th Week Pregnancy
Until now, your baby might have developed a sleeping and waking pattern, which she likely to follow after her birth. This means that even after her birth if she used to sleep in the day time, she continue to sleep at day time. Similarly, the playtime of your baby also continues after she is born and many mothers are aware of all of her natures. Although, she has very limited space now in the uterus, you can still feel movements made by her. These movements are usually shifting of positions rather than stretching of arms or legs.
Common Pregnancy Symptoms
At 39 weeks pregnant, following pregnancy symptoms have been reported:
- Breast tenderness and fullness and darkening of areola
- Frequent/Regular Urination
- Stretch Marks and Itching
- Constipation, Indigestion and Headaches
- Round Ligament Pains
Category: 3rd Trimester of Pregnancy
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