The 39th week is the week when your baby continues moving regularly. His weight increases and he is now ready for birth. If you haven’t already, you should think about your birth plan. Your baby is approaching the roof of your pelvic bone, which naturally puts pressure on this area and causes discomfort. Meanwhile, the mucus plug, which protects your cervix against infection, begins to release this week, resulting in discharge.
Contractions and discharge now can be signs of labour. Your waters may break, which is fluid from the amniotic sac, and means that your baby is ready to come into the world.