Pregnancy Week 39
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While you certainly hope for an easy labor, there are a few
complications that can arise during delivery.
If you baby is breech, your doctor may try and turn him. If
this doesn't work, many doctors will insist on a C-section.
There are some doctors who will try to vaginally deliver a
If your baby needs help traveling down the birth canal, your
doctor may use either forceps or vacuum extraction. Forceps
look like a large pair of salad tongs. they will be inserted
into your vagina, and your doctor will help the baby out as
you push. Vacuum extraction is when your doctor places a
suction cup on the baby's head, and the baby is sucked out
as you push with your contractions. These two methods may
leave some bruising on your newborn, but it usually only
lasts a few days.
Baby is now in position for birth, and weighs about 7
pounds. She is about 21.5 inches long.