39 Weeks Pregnant

| September 29, 2011 | 2 Comments

Make sure everyone is ready to welcome a new member into the family. Prepare the baby garments you should have purchased (or knitted) months ago and make sure they’re clean and newly-washed. The crib, baby comforter, baby blanket and all the other accessories should now be ready for the coming of the little tyke.

How’s the baby coming on?

All ready

Lanugo is nearly all gone, and all the body organs and functions of your baby are ready for birth. Basically, your baby is just hanging around, waiting for that special moment when your entire body system begins the birth process and expels the baby out.

Changes inside the Mommy

Center of gravity

It’s time to review the lessons you’ve learned during your childbirth classes such as relaxation and correct breathing. This will help calm you during labor, and should ease some of the pain. Remember, you need to take it easy. You may be feeling clumsy at the moment, but that’s only because your center of gravity has shifted slightly due to your baby settling into your pelvis. The uterus is now about 6 ½ to 8 inches above your belly button, and people will be telling you that you look like you’re ready to “pop.”

Indicating the on-set of labor

You will experience other signs that you’re about to start labor, called pregnancy predictors. Some of them may be:

  • A “bloody show,” which is a brownish-red vaginal discharge.
  • The familiar occurrence of the water breaking, (although not all women experience this.)
  • Loose stools, which come as a welcome relief to some, especially after the pregnancy constipation.

Daddy needs to?

Make sure your doctor of choice is always available, so that you can call him or her the moment the labor begins. It will obviously be more stressful for your partner if she will be assisted in labor not by her own doctor, but by a doctor she barely knows. Therefore it is important that the availability of your doctor is ensured.

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    Good post. I am dealing with some of these issues as well.

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