Pregnancy Week 39

BirthWatch ticker week for 39

"Your baby's lungs are beginning to mature and will finish maturing all the way until the moment of birth."

More About Week 39:

  • Maternal antibodies will help protect baby against disease.
  • Your baby's outer layer of skin is sloughing off as a new layer of skin develops underneath.
  • Your baby is still putting on fat. This will help regulate body temperature and provide energy after birth.
  • Your baby has more bones than Mother. Some of baby's bones will fuse together once she or he is born.
  • Your baby's umbilical cord is about as long as baby is.
  • Your baby is rotating to find the perfect fit within the pelvis for birth.

Healthy Pregnancy Tips for Week 39

Recommended Reading:

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child

This is a great, if somewhat factual and dryly written, basic guide for parents who want a comprehensive, "it has everything" guide to baby care. If Sears' "Baby Book" is to0 lefty for you, you'll like this guide.

See More Recommendations For the Third Trimester from BirthWatch