Week 39 Of Pregnancy: Waiting For The End

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What’s happening inside

Baby’s growth should be slowing down now, so you might find yourself not gaining any weight, or even losing a little these next couple of weeks. However baby’s brain is still developing rapidly, and will continue to do so for the first three years of his life!

Maternal Changes

As your weight stabilizes and it’s evident that the end is near, you’re bound to be feeling a whole range of emotions – from relief, to fear and trepidation, to excitement and awe.

A Matter of Fact

Many people will tell you all sorts of ways to get your labour going. It’s been suggested that walking, sex, nipple stimulation, and drinking herbal remedies and coconut water will help kickstart the process – but there’s limited scientific evidence to back up these claims. Furthermore, while nipple stimulation may release oxytoxin in your body, which in turn helps to bring on the contractions, those contractions can end up being very long and strong, making the whole process quite unbearable for some. Our best advice – let nature take its course…

Tips for daddy

Sleep more while you can! Video games, jamming sessions and late-night suppers with the guys can be put on hold…

A quote for mummy-to-be

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
– Sophia Loren

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