Are you ready to have your baby? If not, you need to get ready because you could go into labor anytime now that you are in week 39 of pregnancy. A baby born at this point in time would be considered to be full term, and more than likely there would not be any problems. Your baby is pretty big by now and probably weighs somewhere around seven pounds. This means that he is probably quite cramped up inside of you, which means there probably isn’t too much movement going on at this time.
More than likely you are feeling even more uncomfortable in week 39 of pregnancy. Your entire center of gravity is off, so you are probably quite clumsy and feel a bit like you are waddling around. No doubt you are feeling very large as well, which adds to the feelings of discomfort you are having. Getting out of bed or even out of the chair really becomes a production when you are at this stage of pregnancy. Even though you are feeling huge and uncomfortable, remember that the end is near and soon your pregnancy will be all over.
At week 39 of pregnancy there are many different changes you may be noticing around this time. Not only are your breasts getting larger and fuller, but now they are probably beginning to get quite sensitive as well. More than likely any thoughts of sleeping through a night are long gone. You probably notice that you are going to the bathroom more and more because of all the pressure on your bladder and you may also be dealing with leg cramps while you are trying to sleep as well. Some women find that they are more comfortable sleeping in a recliner than they are in bed at this point.
You will continue to notice that your feet and legs are swelling at week 39 of pregnancy. Keeping your feet and legs propped up can help to alleviate this a bit. Even your face and fingers may be a bit swollen as well, and if this problem gets too bad you will want to consult with your doctor. False labor contractions may start around this time as well. False contractions usually will subside if you change your position and you will be able to talk and walk fairly easily while you are having them.
If you are going into real labor, you will find that you cannot talk or walk while you are having these kinds of contractions. They are also a bit different and tend to start at the top of the uterus and work their way out. If you are really in labor, just changing your position will not help and you will notice that the pain and contractions gets worse and worse over time. Your water may also break anytime now too, and you may only notice just a bit of a trickle of water or a large gush. When your water breaks, or even if you just think it has broken, be sure to call your doctor immediately.