Jakarta – At 39 weeks pregnant, you are already in the middle of your 9th month of pregnancy. It won’t be long before you meet your little one. In this week, your baby’s lungs are getting stronger and he is getting ready to be born into the world.
Launching from the page What to ExpectThis week, you may already feel the symptoms before delivery, the appearance of mucus mixed with blood from your vagina. Some mothers also experience headaches.
At 38 weeks pregnant, your baby is nearing full and full maturity. You can breathe a little easier as your baby moves lower into your pelvis, reducing pressure on your upper abdomen.
If you are curious, here are the developments of your little one at 38 weeks of pregnancy which of course makes you impatient to meet, quoted from the page Verywell Family.
1. Fetal size
At 38 weeks, the baby is nearly 19 and a half inches or 49.3 cm from the top of the head to the heel. Meanwhile, the baby weighs about 7 pounds or weighs 3,186 grams.
2. Birth weight and length
It’s important to remember that these numbers are general guidelines based on your average. Your baby may be slightly larger or smaller than this size at birth.
In fact, the length of a healthy newborn can range between 45 cm and 55 cm. While the baby’s birth weight can range from 2,500 grams to 10 pounds or around 4,500 grams.
At 38 weeks, your baby sheds the fine, soft hair known as lanugo that covers his body in the womb. Most of this hair usually disappears before the baby is born at term. Some more hair is still left on the baby’s shoulders and arms at birth.
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Your baby’s eye color is now visible but that doesn’t mean it will stay that way. Your baby’s final eye color will depend on how much of a protein called melanin your baby produces.
“It can take up to a year after the baby is born for the iris, the colored part of the eye, to reach its final color,” said Andrea Chisholm, a US-based obstetrician. Verywell FamilyMonday (31/1).
5. The initial period is quite a month
Pregnancy is considered term at 39 weeks, which means it will be soon. While the baby is almost ready to be born at 38 weeks, there is still some development going on during the last week or two in the womb.
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