Stages of Pregnancy Week by Week

What My Baby Looks Like in Week 39

As you can see in the week 39 picture, most babies are in the head-down position now, ready for delivery.

Your baby is now about the size of a small watermelon and may weigh 7 pounds or more. At this stage, most babies are in the head down position in preparation for delivery. Babies positioned bottom-first (or legs-first) are referred to as "breach". Uterine contractions, blood and mucus leakage (called a "bloody show"), rupture of the uterine membranes (commonly referred to as your "water breaking"), cervical dilatation, and other symptoms may often indicate that delivery of your baby is imminent. By now your baby's organs are well-developed and ready for function outside the womb. Your baby continues to practice breathing and the lungs continue to produce surfactant.
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