What's going on with you?
37 weeks, your baby is already considered 'full term' so congratulations!
Your body is more than ready to deliver your new baby. Most babies
come between 37 to 42 weeks.
may notice that your uterus has stopped growing by now. This is
normal. Overall weight gain for most pregnancies is between 18 and
36 pounds. In fact, some women may lose one or two pounds in total
from week 37 up till delivery which is also normal.
During this week, you
may find yourself with the sudden urge to clean out the whole house....
dusting here and moping there. This is part of your nesting instinct
which is urging you to 'prepare the home' for arrival of the new
baby. This instinct is natural and is often felt the strongest when
labour is about to begin.
By this week, you should
have already registered yourself at the hospital or birth center.
If you haven't yet, ensure that you get registered now because
your are in the final stages of pregnancy and your baby could arrive
at any time.
Consider going through
your birthing plan making sure your are comfortable with the positions
during labour and the specific people you will want in the room
with you (family members, doctor only?, partner and doctor only?,
You should also discuss
your birth plan with your partner so that they are made aware of
what you want and do not want especially when it comes to administering
pregnant - What's going on with baby?
At 37 weeks pregnant
your baby is about 19 1/2 inches long and is all but ready to meet
you! His or her organs are fully functional now. You may find that
the vernix which is a white, waxy film still coats your baby's skin.
You can see this white coating on some babies when they are born.
Any layers of fat that your baby is gaining from now on will only
serve to strengthen him or her thus preparing them for birth.