37 Weeks Pregnant

Your 37th week begins

DAY 7 • OF THE WEEK 37

IMPORTANT: In the final stretch of pregnancy, the woman is affected by an unusual disposition and a desire appears to clean, tidy and do everything at the same time. They say it is the mother’s instinct preparing the nest to receive her baby.

KEY INFORMATION BOX:
  1. At 37 weeks of gestation, the baby sucks his fingers, pulls the umbilical cord and can measure about 48 cm and weigh about 2.8 kg!
  2. If your baby is born today, he is already considered at term, as we have already entered the 9th gestational month . The expected date for your baby to be born is an estimate that doctors make.
  3. The 37-week-old baby is exactly the newborn baby that will be born! The only difference will be the weight. We must know that the more it stays in the womb, the more it will gain .
  4. Inside the womb the baby tends to follow a routine as it did here after it was born. He sleeps a lot for several times a day , yawns, wakes up and goes back to sleep again.
  5. The  doctors usually leave the phone available for emergencies  and if you notice that the cap left or are leaving it is necessary to talk to him.

MORE INFORMATION ON 37 WEEKS OF GESTATION

At 37 weeks of gestation, the baby sucks his fingers, pulls the umbilical cord and can measure about 48 cm and weigh about 2.8 kg! By that time he already trains his breathing with amniotic fluid and he really likes the sound of the dads’ voice, which further enriches his fetal development.

 

Baby Development

If your baby is born today at 37 weeks of pregnancy, he is already considered at term, as we have already entered the 9th gestational month . The expected date for your baby to be born is an estimate that doctors make, because in fact, they can stay quietly in your belly until 42 weeks pregnant. Of course, doctors prefer not to take any chances and let the pregnancy last that long, but it is possible!

The 37-week-old baby is exactly the newborn baby that will be born! The only difference will be the weight. We must know that the more it stays in the womb, the more it will gain. His lungs are well formed and he is already able to train his breathing with the help of amniotic fluid, being born this week all his organs will work as planned without any major problems, but do not hurry! Let him say the time that everything will happen.

Inside the womb, a 37-week-old baby usually follows a routine like here after birth. He sleeps a lot for several times a day , yawns, wakes up and goes back to sleep again. Between naps he plays and moves with difficulty now due to the lack of space, but he moves around trying to settle down in the most comfortable way.

How is Mom Feeling …

Is coming! Finally 9 months eeeba , happiness takes over the family and anxiety grows every day with childbirth approaching. Some mothers (if not all) at this stage are already tired and cannot wait for the baby to be born. Certainly everything is ready for birth, from the maternity bag to the souvenirs.

Do you already know where baby will win? Have you visited the maternity hospital ? It would be very advisable to see where the baby is going to win and preferably have some itineraries ready in case the bag breaks or even if it is necessary to go quickly to the maternity hospital. The  doctors usually leave the phone available for emergencies  and if you notice that the cap left or are leaving it is necessary to talk to him to see the need for a deeper examination.

The last ultrasound to see fetal development can usually be done around 37 weeks of pregnancy to see the placenta’s maturity and fetus position. Do you already have a birth plan ? If you plan to have a cesarean, the doctor may have a prediction this week.

One of the biggest concerns of obstetricians when they reach 37 weeks of gestation is the risk of pre-eclampsia , so their pressure will be checked rigorously in all consultations. Stay attentive to signs like swelling of the face and hands, high blood pressure and the presence of protein in the pee.

With 37 weeks pregnant,  visits to the bathroom are more and more constant as the weight of the uterus on the bladder makes you want to urinate all the time. Back pain is also present and a lack of sleeping position is a major nuisance. But it’s already ending, just a little more, just patience, mom!

External factors…

Mom, forget about responsibilities and obligations, now it ‘s time for you to rest and restore all your energies . Soon your baby will be home and you will need a lot of energy to care for him and face the breastfeeding and care marathon . Keep everything organized, including the maternity bag, and enjoy it and rest a lot in these last days.

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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