Have you ever wondered what happens to you and baby in Week 39 of pregnancy?

To read Week 38, please click here.

Here is a detailed list of Week 39 pregnancy facts:

  • The fetus can now function on its own although it’s still getting nourishment from the placenta.
  • Baby is now in position for birth and is roughly 49 centimeters long and weighs 3.1 kilograms.
  • The waiting is nearly over and you will probably feeling both excited and apprehensive about the birth.
  • Braxton Hicks contractions may start as the cervix softens in readiness for the birth.
  • Now might be a good time to familiarise yourself with complications on birth, i.e, forceps delivery, vacuum extraction etc, so you are prepared.

For more information please watch this video:

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  • This is interesting! Thank you for sharing this!


  • really looks great


  • these are informative little articles for mums

    • yeah would be getting tired of being pregnant now


  • love these updates…makes me wish I was pregnant again lol….2 is enough for me though thanks! ha ha


  • One week to go Amelia ..have so enjoyed your week by week progress reports. thanks so much for sharing.

    • Absolute pleasure ladies – so glad you have liked the series


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