Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > Week-by-week Updated 08 October 2018 Week 39: 1 week to go! If you haven't given birth yet, this is what might be happening. 0 ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » How a woman's body changes during pregnancy Foetal development It's almost that time...Your baby's progress:Your baby settles into the pelvis and is now protected by the pelvic bones.The lungs are functional.Your baby fills most of the uterus and isn't able to move around much anymore.Most of the downy coat of lanugo has disappeared.Your baby may have a full head of hair.Your progress:Walking may become more difficult because the baby has dropped and engaged into the pelvis.You will need to visit the toilet more often because of pressure on your bladder.By now, you would probably have put on between up to 14 kilograms. What to do:Make sure you've finalised your last minute preparations.Give your partner a list of people who need to be contacted when your baby is born. If you are having a C-section, read up on or speak to your doctor about the pros and cons of the procedure.Good to know:Have you thought about a lactaction consultant for assistance with breastfeeding? Ask friends and family for recommendation, as breastfeeding doesn't always come naturally to some moms. NEXT ON HEALTH24X A weak grip may signal future health trouble, even in kids 2018-08-28 13:00 More: PregnancyWeek-by-week advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.