Pregnancy Week 37 marks the time when your baby reaches full-term so it’s time for you to feel super-excited. While the baby will continue to get healthier and stronger over the coming weeks, the most crucial systems and functions are already at work now. If you constantly feel the urge to clean cupboards and scrub floors, it’s probably the nesting instinct kicking in. Take this in your stride and keep up the cleaning so that your house is ready when the baby arrives.

How’s the Baby Doing At Pregnancy Week 37?

By pregnancy week 37, your baby will almost be the size of a winter melon, having reached full term. The baby will measure around 18.9 to 20.9 inches and the weight will be somewhere between 6.2 and 9.2 pounds. From this week onwards, the baby will more likely gain half a pound every day. The hair and white greasy coating that covers the skin of your baby will be reabsorbed during this week, ending up in the gut of your baby as meconium. Due to lack of space, the baby will feel uncomfortable and you will feel your baby moving around to make space by wiggling about.

The Symptoms At Pregnancy Week 37

The most noticeable symptoms that will make an appearance this week include:
• The nesting urge where you’ll feel like cleaning the house.
• Increase in heartburn and the need to pee.
• Lack of sleeping. To avoid this, do some exercises during the day, stay away from caffeine and stay hydrated.
• More stretch marks and slight spotting. However, consult a doctor if you’re bleeding heavily.
What to Do?

Now that the time to rush off to the hospital is near, prepare your hospital bag and pack all the necessary items in it. Also, continue to read up on information regarding child birth and taking care of the baby. Go for another prenatal visit to your OB and get your statistics checked. And lastly, enjoy some quality time with your partner since it won’t be possible for at least a few weeks after your baby is here.


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