37 Weeks Pregnant

Baby is the size of

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Baby this Week

  • Nearly fully grown, baby is technically “Early Term” – with excellent chances if born now. However, as long as everything is going well, the womb is still the best place for baby as he or she continues developing.
  • Baby is still growing about an ounce (28 gm) a day.
  • The lungs, liver, and brain are still developing.

How Big is Baby?

Baby is 19.13 inches long (48.6 cm)
(Measured from crown to heel)
Baby weighs 6.30lbs (2859 grams)

*Metrics above are estimates of baby at 37 weeks.

Your Developments

  • Your body is beginning preparation for giving birth in a couple of weeks.
  • Braxton Hicks (rehearsal/mock) contractions may become more frequent, the cervix begins to dilate, and the amniotic fluid starts to reduce in quantity.
  • Your weight gain is slowing down now.
  • You may also notice baby has dropped down into your pelvis (engaging/ lightening). This can occur 2 -4 weeks before the birth, especially for first time moms. It also often does not happen until labor starts – either way is normal.
  • Hopefully baby’s head is facing head down, but if not, don’t worry – talk to your health care provider about options for helping baby turn.

Pregnancy To Do’s

  • Your Estimated Due Date is still a little way off but many babies can come early so be prepared just in case.
  • Pack your bag for hospital if you haven’t already.

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