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Third Trimester

Pregnancy Calendar: Week 37

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Your baby weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel. Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long.

Your baby is now considered “full term,” even though your due date is three weeks away. If you go into labor now, her lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb. (Some babies need a bit more time, though. So if you’re planning to have a repeat c-section, for example, your practitioner will schedule it for no earlier than 39 weeks unless there’s a medical reason to intervene earlier.)


Common Symptoms

  • Changes in fetal activity
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Cervical dilation or effacement
  • Bloody show
  • Varicose veins
  • Pelvic pressure and discomfort
  • Leg cramps
  • Stretch marks
  • Forgetfulness
  • Difficulty sleeping


To-Do List

  • Learn about postpartum depression so you can get help right away if you need it.
  • You have a lot on your pre-baby to-do list. Stay busy, but don’t run around full-steam.

Makchic Fun Tip!

Swimming is a great way to exercise in late pregnancy. It can make you feel weightless, and help relieve any aches and pains.

Image: Essential Baby