Pregnancy week 39
(Sparx Media)

How's the foetus during week 39?

Almost there! 

Your baby is about the 50 - 51cm in length and weighs about 3.2kg. 

Your baby's settling into the pelvis and is protected by the pelvic bones. 
Her lungs are already functioning. 
Your baby fills most of the uterus and can't move around much anymore, but when she does, you'll feel it. 
Most of the downy covering of lanugo has gone from the skin. 
Your baby may have a full head of hair. 

What's with my body: Not much walking, apart from to the loo
Walking may become more difficult because the baby has dropped into the pelvis. 
You will need to the loo more often because of pressure on your bladder. 
By now, you would probably have put on between 11.5 and 13.5kg. 

Go back to the complete list of Pregnancy week-by-week updates.

Read Parent24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Want to know what your baby looks like and what you can expect at this stage?


Everything from parties to pre-schools in your area.

Jobs - Find your dream job

Customer Relations Executive

Kempston Recruitment
R5 000 - R10 000 Per Month

Sales,Training and Installation Consultant

Kempston Recruitment
R15 000 - R18 000 Per Month

Junior Bookkeeper

East Rand
Kempston Recruitment
R5 000 Per Month

Property - Find a new home