3d rendered medically accurate illustration of a fetus in week 39

The baby weighs around 3.5 kg by now and his length is around 20.5 inches from head to toe.

Baby’s eyes, eyebrows, eyelashes, and nails are all in place, and his organs are sufficiently developed. He has lost most of the vernix and lanugo that used to cover his skin. He has enough fat under the skin to hold his body temperature. You continue to supply your baby with antibodies (after he is born – antibodies are provided through breast milk).

Your baby’s skin is now white – due to a thick deposit of fat on the blood vessels. On some occasions, the umbilical cord might become wrapped around a baby’s neck. Usually, this doesn’t cause problems. However, a cesarean delivery could be required if there is pressure on the umbilical cord during labor/delivery.