39 weeks of embarrassment: baby development and changes in women

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gestation week: 39 weeks

Equivalent to month: 4th week of 9th month

Equivalent to the days: 267 to 274 days of gestation

In the 39th week of embarrassment, the baby’s organs are fully formed, but the lungs and brain continue to develop. The baby’s immune system is strengthened as the mother’s antibodies are transferred across the placenta, which will help the baby protect itself from illnesses and infections.

At this stage of pregnancy, the baby is more relleno, with a healthy layer of grease under the skin, and the nails of the pies are reached until the end of the fingers.

During this week, women may continue to experience symptoms of Braxton-Hicks contractions, vaginal secretion or excessive tiredness. Asimism, certain women may feel anxious to approach the time of childbirth.

From the 39th week of pregnancy and until the 40th week and 6 days, the birth of the baby is considered a full-term delivery.

baby development

At the 39th week of pregnancy, the baby’s organs are fully formed and able to function normally inside the uterus; nevertheless, the brain and the lungs continue to develop.

The immune system is stronger as the mother’s body passes the baby through the placenta, which has been happening since the 13th week of embarrassment; without embargo, most of the children are transferred to the baby in the last weeks of pregnancy. These antibodies are important to help the baby protect itself from illnesses and infections.

In this week of embarrassment, the baby is more healthy, with a healthy layer of fat, and his skin is more smooth. The nails of los pies y llegan until the point of the fingers and the amount of hair that can vary from one baby to another, pues, while some are born with a lot of hair, others are born bald or with poca cantidad.

Baby size and weight

The size of the fetus at 39 weeks of gestation is around 50.5 centimeters measured from the head to the feet, and around 35.4 centimeters from the head to the buttocks, which is equivalent to the size of a sandal. The baby’s weight this week is approximately 3.4 kg.

Changes in the woman’s body

In the 39th week of embarrassment, it is probable that the baby will be in the correct position to be born, with the head below, exerting pressure on the uterus, which allows it to soften, cut and slim, preparing for the future birth. For certain women, this softening and shortening of the uterus occurs continuously, but for others it can appear much faster during labor.

In this week of pregnancy, the woman can present a vaginal secretion with blood spots, called mucous plug, which has a gelatinous consistency and a color that can vary from transparent to reddish brown. The expulsion of the mucous plug is considered normal and may indicate that the delivery is closer. Know better what is the mucous tap and how to identify the signs of childbirth.

Asimismo, la mujer can have symptoms such as Braxton-Hicks contractions, diarrhea and excessive tiredness. In addition, certain women may feel anxious as the time of childbirth approaches.

Care during the 39th week

In the 39th week of embarrassment, certain precautions are important to help alleviate any ailments that may arise, such as:

  • Vaginal secretion (mucous plug): even if you lose the mucous plug is a sign that the body is getting ready for labor, this does not necessarily indicate that childbirth is starting, and it may take hours or days for it to occur; however, it is always necessary to inform the doctor when this type of vaginal secretion is present. In the event that the bleeding is intense, that the woman has frequent and regular contractions, that there is a rupture of the amniotic sac or a decrease or absence of fetal movements, it is necessary to contact the doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital. See how to identify the symptoms of labor;
  • Braxton-Hicks contractions: drinking a vase of water, doing relaxation or deep breathing exercises or taking a tibio bath for a maximum of 30 minutes can help alleviate the ailments caused by contractions. Asimismo, it is recommended to move the body, changing positions or having a light walk, or resting if the woman was very active when the contractions began. However, if the contraction is very strong, very frequent or accompanied by other symptoms such as pain in the shoulder, vaginal bleeding or liquid flow, medical help should be sought immediately, if the woman can enter labor;
  • diarrhea: You should drink at least 8 vases of water a day, to keep your body hydrated, and to give preference to cooked foods or a plancha, such as rice with zanahoria or pollo, and cooked fruits without shells such as manzana, la pera o la banana. In addition, you must avoid eating fried foods, fatty foods and very spicy foods. However, if the diarrhea is severe or if there are other symptoms such as severe vomiting and fever, you should contact your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital;
  • Excessive tiredness: to rest during the day, to be able, and to settle in a little more time for the night, it can help to reduce the fatigue and increase the disposition;
  • Anxiety: sleeping and resting a little and looking for ways to relax, such as practicing meditation, yoga, breathing exercises or listening to relaxing music, can help reduce anxiety.

During pregnancy, it is important to follow the medical recommendations, carry out prenatal consultations, continue taking folic acid or supplements and carry out physical activities recommended by the obstetrician, as these allow you to control your weight better, improve your health and strengthen the musculature.

Likewise, you should drink at least 8 vases of water a day and have a nutritious and balanced diet, including fresh fruits and vegetables, to guarantee the supply of essential nutrients for the development of the baby and help control weight gain during pregnancy. .

See how the food should be in the embarazo.

main exams

In the 39th week of pregnancy, the woman has to attend another prenatal consultation so that the obstetrician can assess the woman’s blood pressure, weight, uterus height, baby position, heart beats and movements fetus, for example. See better how prenatal control is performed.

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