Week 39 of Your Pregnancy

November 2, 2009

What is Happening Inside Your Body?

9 Month Fetus View in the WombMost likely, you have not experienced many changes in the last week or so. Though you are not having many changes you can see outwardly, most likely inside your cervix is beginning to prepare for the birth of your baby.

As your labor gets closer, your cervix will soften and get thinner and dilate.

You are most likely feeling tired of being pregnant and increasingly ready for the birth of your baby to begin, especially as your friends and family bombard you with phone calls to find out if you have given birth to your baby yet.

Remember to try to enjoy this time. Take time for yourself and pamper yourself as much as possible. You probably won’t have this much time for yourself for a long time.

How Big is Your Baby?

Your baby is 18 to 21 ½ inches long and weighs about 7 to 7 ½ pounds.

How is Your Baby Developing?

Your baby has now lost most of the vernix and lanugo hair that used to cover its skin. You will likely still see remnants of both at birth.

Your baby has put on more fat tissue under its skin and will be more able to hold its body temperature once it is born.

Your placenta will continue to give your baby a wealth of antibodies to help protect it from infection and illnesses. This will be vital to your baby in the first 6 months of its life. You will continue to provide many of these antibodies to your baby through your breast milk if you choose to breast feed your baby.

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

If you have the time and energy now, you may want to cook up some extra meals or stock up on some frozen foods and easy to prepare meals to help take the pressure off once your baby is born.

You will be very busy taking care of your new baby once it is born. Take the time now to make sure everything is organized and in order so you won’t be under any undo pressure once the baby comes.

To Vaccinate or NotTo vaccinate or Not?

Knowing the information in these videos may save you a life time of challenges.

You do have a choice and your choice will effect you the rest of your life. Your own knowledge and your own understanding of the truth on this very hot topic can save you a lot of pain.

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