Fetal Development Pictures | 39 Weeks
Fetal Development at 39 weeks:
tissuesTissuesIt's not uncommon for a newborn baby's genitals and breasts to appear enlarged, as your hormones can cause tissue to swell. In fact, either gender may produce a few drops of milk from their breasts after birth.
limbsLimbsSince your baby's movements are bigger and more defined, you may be able to see an outline of an elbow or heel under your skin.
cervixCervixThe cervix remains tightly closed up until the final days of your pregnancy, unless you are diagnosed with an incompetent cervix, which must be carefully treated to continue your healthy pregnancy.
What's happening this week:
Now that your baby is fully developed and plump, he could be born any day now. Still between 20 and 21 inches from head to toe, most babies will typically only grow plumper form here on out. The umbilical cord is now as long as baby's body and her tissues are swelling with hormones from your body.
Your pregnancy week by week: 39 Weeks Pregnant