Why is it best to stay pregnant for at least 39 weeks?

Posted on Aug 29, 2012

a)      Baby’s  lungs and liver, are still developing and growing
b)      A baby’s brain at 35 weeks weighs only two-thirds of what it will weight at 39 to 40 weeks
c)      Baby’s eyes and ears are still developing
d)      Baby is still learning to suck and swallow
e)      All of the above

The correct answer is (e).  Births scheduled before 39 weeks should only be for medical reasons.  If your pregnancy is healthy, wait for labor to begin on its own.

Why 39 Weeks?