Pregnancy Week 37

36 weeks pregnant

Here I am in week 37 and I feel the baby behaving differently! Instead of being quiet and having hiccups 2-3 times a day, she almost lost the hiccups and is wriggling around much more. I also feel her as if she descended slightly. I think she might be arriving in two weeks time, which would be two weeks ahead of the due date – just like me!

What’s happening this week?

  • Baby’s crown to rump length is 35 cm or 13.8 inches. Baby weighs about 2.8-2.9 kg or 6.3-6.5 pounds.
  • The baby is gaining weight as more fat covers her limbs and abdomen. As a newborn, she will look much the same as she does now.
  • Short, very fine hairs, called vellus hairs, are growing in place of lanugo hair on most parts of the baby’s body.
  • Your baby turns toward a familiar sound and practices looking for its source: mama’s voice is the most familiar sound to her.
  • Babies born at the end of week 37 are considered full term!
  • Increased mucusy vaginal discharge is common in the last few weeks of pregnancy.
  • False labor is fairly common. It is always safer to go in and be checked.
  • Mama may have a vaginal exam to check for dilation and effacement.
  • You’re now as big as you’re going to get.
  • Some of the pressure under your rib cage may be easing off as the baby continues to descend into the pelvis.
My favorite pregnancy book Pregnancy Day By Day says that when your baby drops you will feel lighter, in that your breathing will be easier, with more room for your lungs to expand. Your abdomen may seem smaller, with your belly shifting down and forward, as your baby’s head enters the birth canal. With pressure on your bladder, you may need to urinate more. You may also experience some pelvic pain.


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Categories: Pregnancy Belly, Pregnancy Week by Week

Author:Alinka Rutkowska

Alinka is a best-selling and award-winning Children's Author.


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