Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Week 39 of pregnancy

The average baby is about 51 centimetres long from head to toe and weighs approximately 3.4 kilograms at birth, but anywhere between 2.5 and 3.8 kilograms is a healthy range for newborns. 

Your amniotic fluid, once clear, is now pale and milky from your baby's shedding vernix caseosa. The outer layers of skin are also sloughing off as new skin forms underneath. 

 Membranes rupture in less than 15 per cent of pregnancies and when it does happen, the baby's head tends to act like a cork at the opening of the uterus. (If you lie down, however, you may notice fluid leaking.) You should stay calm -- it may be hours before you feel your first contraction -- and call your doctor or midwife right away. Your body will produce more amniotic fluid until the baby is born, so your carers may suggest you wait at home until contractions are under way or may suggest an induction. 


Last night I was getting too much of braxton hicks, felt bit of cram as well in lower abdomen. Bub is moving alright, she is exerting too much of pressure in pelvis. I wanted to spend the last days with my hubby but he has become so busy now. I feel really bad seeing him this busy. But at the same time I am feeling very alone without him. Missing my mom dad a lot as well. Just feel like lying down in her lap.

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