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Pregnancy Week 39

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Baby

Is the size of an AMERICAN SHORTHAIR CAT

At thirty-nine weeks your baby is fully developed but their lungs and brain will still continue to develop. The same way they will after their born and when their lungs get introduced to air.

At this point they’re a free-loader and need to get out!

You

Are probably struggling with moving in general.

At 39 weeks, your blood pressure can change. Your doctor has been monitoring your blood pressure at each visit, but if you notice any of the following contact your doctor immediately. This blood pressure disorder is known as preeclampsia.

Signs of Preeclampsia:

  • swelling of your face and hands
  • nausea/vomiting
  • vision changes
  • headaches
  • shortness of breath

During this week you may lose your mucus plug. As your body prepares for labor it can lose its mucus plug anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks before baby actually arrives. You may have already lost it and didn’t know. If your doctor has started checking your cervix, they may be able to tell you.

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