39 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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Take some time to relax before the baby arrives. Credit: GE Healthcare

Once your baby arrives, you'll have little time for cooking, so consider freezing a few make-ahead meals, like lasagna and casseroles. Later, you'll be glad you did.

What's happening to baby: Baby weighs anywhere from 6 ½ to 8 pounds and is 18 to 20 1/2 inches long. The fat her body is developing will help her regulate her body temperature outside the womb.

What's happening to Mom: You're likely seeing your doctor weekly now, and pelvic exams will help him or her determine baby's position and whether (or how much) your cervix is dilated.

40 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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