The ultimate HerFamily guide to you pregnancy: Week 37 11 months ago

The ultimate HerFamily guide to you pregnancy: Week 37

Week 37 – you're in the 3rd Trimester! Read more about trimesters here.

This week....

The baby

Though you may not go into labour for up to five weeks, your baby is now considered full term. It may be about 48.6 cm long from head to toe, and weighs close to 2.8 kg.  Babies now have a full head of hair, unless they’re going to be born with none.

In-utero exercises this week will include lots of simulated breathing, thumb sucking, hand movements to improve dexterity, and moving from side to side.

You

Your midwife or doctor will be keeping an eye on the position of the head which may already be cradled in your pelvic cavity to leave more space for the legs. Can you feel that pressure?

Expect more Braxton Hicks contractions, lots of peeing, heartburn, and though you long for a night’s sleep, insomnia.

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