39 Weeks Pregnant

One more week...

The development of baby

No major changes at this point

The development of mom

No major changes at this point

What baby is feeling

Baby is starting to understand that there are changes happening that are indicating that they will be moving soon

What mom is feeling

Mom is probably quite anxious at this point and unable to sleep. However, you need all the rest that you can get before you go into delivery, so you want to nap and relax as much as possible.

Specific needs for the week

Start eating more carbohydrates (complex) in order to build up your energy supplies for the process of delivery. Add in a peanut butter sandwich or some oatmeal to your daily diet.

Specific concerns for the week

Your main concern right now is being near a hospital or your chosen birthing center.

Special tip for mom

If you're not sure whether you are ready to go to the hospital, ask yourself how you feel. Funny enough, many moms report that when they felt least like going to the hospital is generally when they needed to go to the hospital. Others report that when their mood changed dramatically, that was a sign that it was time to go and deliver their baby.