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The typical 39-week-pregnancy symptoms—those not indicative of an imminent labor—are similar to what you’ve been going through lately. Most are signs that labor will happen soon, though. This includes:
Your uterus may feel cramping or tightening at 39 weeks pregnant, no matter what you do. These “practice” labor pains typically begin in the front of the body and subside when you change positions. When they begin at the top of your uterus and become more frequent and regular, you’ll know you’re in actual labor.
Baby may be sitting so low as you prepare for delivery that your lower torso feels heavy and uncomfortable.
Because the baby is lying so low, their movements may irritate some delicate nerves, causing you to feel as though a lightning bolt is striking your pelvis and vagina.
Some expectant mothers claim they experience an increase in energy and a strong urge to clean their home just before the baby is due. Don’t go too crazy, though. You don’t want to wear yourself out before the birth.
Your mucus plug is a discharge that is as thick as mucus and occasionally contains traces of blood at 39 weeks of pregnancy. (The blood is, you guessed it, the bloody show. It’s difficult to predict when you will go into labor, even though many people believe this to be a sign that you will do so soon.
Causes That Are Abnormal:
Cramps at 39 weeks may occasionally indicate a problem. If you experience cramping that begins suddenly but you are not in active labor, it could be:
The uterus can become extremely sensitive to changes in your body later in pregnancy. Lower abdominal cramping and pain can occur when the cervix is in the process of ripening and can be brought on by things like dehydration or even an infection. Lack of fluids in your body frequently causes false labor. Infections in the vagina or lower abdomen can also cause it.
This is a medical emergency. Rarely, your placenta can become separated from the uterine wall. Baby is deprived of oxygen and nutrients as a result. When 39 weeks pregnant, cramps that appear suddenly could indicate a placenta issue. This may occur as a result of preeclampsia, hypertension, smoking mothers, previous cesarean deliveries, or other medical conditions.
Normal cramping at 39 weeks, which is a sign of an impending early labor, will be accompanied by additional warning signs. You may have one or more of these other signs:
Make sure your hospital bag is prepared if you experience any of these symptoms of cramping, and let your partner know how you are feeling. It may be almost time to head to the hospital!.
It is simple to find relief at home for mild cramping at 39 weeks without contractions or unusual symptoms. It might simply be an indication that you overexerted yourself that day and spent too much time standing up. Try these tips to get some relief:
How big is baby at 39 weeks?
Baby is the size of a pumpkin at 39 weeks of pregnancy. At 39 weeks, your fetus weighs about 7 pounds and measures about 20 inches long. 3 pounds. And despite being so crammed inside your 39-week-old belly, the baby just keeps growing.