Pregnancy Due Date Calculator
Your delivery day is coming soon and you should be ready for such an event. Your baby’s length and weight should be suitable for birth by the 39th week, but he is waiting for your womb to open. This can happen after a few days, but keep counting his movements and relax until your due date.
Your baby is still forming a layer of fat under his skin to help him grow healthily and safely along the first few months after his birth and protect him from the cold whether at this stage. In addition to your baby’s color of eyes, the neutral network of his eyes will need about a month after delivery to mature perfectly.
The amniotic fluid surrounding your baby will decrease and tend to be milky by the 39th week of your pregnancy due to your baby shedding of the white substance and hair that covered his body along the previous weeks. When the fluid break, you will feel a small or big gush of water or a slow leak, and you should inform your doctor in such all cases.
Whenever you feel early labor signs such as mild contractions, you should count and time them, as the irregular contractions that don’t increase their strength are false signs. The true labor signs will have a regular frequency and increase their intensity or strength. For instance, if you feel contractions every five minutes and every one lasts for about a minute, you should head directly to the hospital.
For the safety of your baby, you should monitor his movements periodically at such late weeks of pregnancy and your doctor will monitor his heartbeats rate during delivery. Taking naps in different times of the day is important for your delivery minutes, but your doctor may ask you to exercise for 20 minutes daily to strength your muscles during delivery.
If you have a prenatal appointment with the doctor this week, he may do an abdominal examination to see if your cervix is opening, softening, or thinning out as a sign of a near delivery.
You should be fully ready for delivery at this point, as it will mostly happen this week or at the coming one. For example, your hospital bag with all of its contents including your and your baby’s clothes, a TENS machine, toiletries, and lip balm should be ready in addition to the nursery with its cradle and small closet and, of course, the name of your baby.