Your Pregnancy At Week 39

Weight: 3.3kg  Size: 50.7cm, Watermelon  Weeks Left: 1
In a nutshell
Keep a look out for any discharge that indicates labour
Your baby will be coated in vernix
Intense back pains as your baby moves down your pelvis
You can go into labour any day now!

Your Body at Week 39

And just like that, you only 1 more week until your official due date. Saying that though, your baby can arrive any day now and im sure by now you will want this baby OUT! 

At this point you will be feeling very impatient and trying everything you can to kick start labour. Remember patience is key and when your little one will enter the world when they are ready. 

You may also experience heightened anxiety this week. But rest assured that you are in great hands and that you can do this.

Your Braxton Hicks contractions will be happening more frequently, but you will know the difference between just Braxton Hicks rather than real labour contractions. 

It’s best to stay activate during the last few weeks of your pregnancy, who knows a walk around your neighbourhood or a bounce on your birthing ball could be all you need for you to go into labour.

Your Baby At Week 39 

Your baby's brain is developing still at a rapid pace and is becoming more intelligent by the day. Who knows, you could be giving birth to the next Albert Einstein?

By now your baby will weigh the size of a small watermelon, which yes that is rather large! Final developments are happening and before you know it, your baby will be here.

Week 39 TODO's

  1. As your waters can break at any time day or night, start sleeping on a plastic sheet to protect your mattress.
  2. Start researching different birthing positions. Practising them is also a good idea to find out which one you feel most comfortable in.
  3. A little lovemaking session with your partner can get things moving in there and can start active labour. Be first to get the all clear from your GP or Midwife before having sex.
  4. If you are wanting pain relief during labour, make sure they are written in your birth plan.

Week 39 FAQ's

Product of the Week

Lil-Lets Maternity Pads

£6.00 £6.00

The super soft cover is kind on delicate skin, especially important if you've had stitches or feel more delicate than usual. Each pad is fragrance-free for when you might feel sensitive to perfumes.

Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: English Meaning: "Oak Wood"
Gender: Female Origin: English Meaning: "Rock Hill"

Recipe of the Week

Spicy Prawn Rice with Fried Egg
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
4.5 / 5
30 Min
Serves 2
13 Ingreds


  • 2 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 1 shallot, finely sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 75g king prawns
  • 55g rice
  • ½ tsp light soy sauce
  • ½ lime, juice only
  • ½ tsp soft dark brown sugar
  • ½ tsp tomato purée
  • 1 carrot, peeled into ribbons
  • 1 red lion approved egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooking Instructions

    1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a wok or large non-stick frying pan. Add the shallot, garlic and red chilli and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the prawns and fry for 1 minute, then add the cold rice and fry for a further minute.
    2. Mix the soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar and tomato purée together into a small bowl and add to the pan, along with spring onions carrots and mix well. Cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes.
    3. Heat 1 tbsp of oil into a smaller frying pan, crack the egg into the pan over a medium-high heat. Fry the egg and cook the yolk to your liking.
    4. Season with the rice, salt and pepper and serve topped with the fried egg.

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