Pregnancy Week 37

How big is your baby?
Your baby will be weighing in at around 6.30 pounds (2.859kg) and measuring 19.13 inches (48.6cm).

How big are you?
Your uterus now sits about 6.2-6.69 inches (16-17cm) above your bellybutton andabout 14.56 inches (37cm) above your pubic symphysis.

Your total weight gain should be about 24.9-35.05 pounds (11.3-15.9kg) by this week.

How is your baby developing and growing

  • Your baby is building up it’s strength with each day that passes.
  • At this stage not all your baby’s bones have ossified and this is an advantage toboth you and your baby as it means that he/she will be more flexible during birth.
  • If a light was to shine onto your belly he/she will automatically turn towards light.
  • From the end of this week, your baby’s growth rate will slow right down.

Labor Symptoms
85% of all babies are born within 2 weeks of their due dates – either early or late.You will be entering this period next week, but now would be a good time to begingetting familiar with the signs and symptoms of labor as well as the different stages of labor.

Of course I can almost guarantee that by this stage you may almost be willing laborto come. By now you will be a fair size and will be finding it difficult to do anything.There are a some natural ways which you can induce labor – help bring labor on a little quicker – and there are alsosome old wives tales as well.

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Pregnancy Week 37