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Do you feel heaviness at your pelvis and see thick discharges? These are not true labor symptoms, but you have certainly less than a month to deliver your lovely baby, just be ready all the time. For more information and risk signs in the 37th week of pregnancy, keep reading the coming lines.
Unless you have a medical reason to give birth, your midwife will urge you to wait for the 39th or even the 40th week. Your baby is about 2.9kg and 48.6 cm and he may be larger if he is a boy. His tiny muscles, brain, and digestive system need more time inside your womb to mature perfectly, yet the rest of his systems try their roles at the real world.
The surrounding amniotic fluid is decreasing due to the increasing size of your baby, but whenever you feel severe pain or shortage of movement, you should inform your midwife simultaneously.
Along the coming couple of weeks, your baby’s movement pattern will be the same due to his large size and upside-down position. He will spend such days practicing and moving his external organs from right to left and vice versa. His head becomes at the same circumference with his chest to prepare for the coming delivery day. When your baby is born, the color and thickness of his hair may surprise you, but remember that the real hair will replace them within a few months.
The Braxton Hicks contractions will increase their frequency and period as a sign of the near delivery day. It is normal to feel lightening as your baby descends deeply in your pelvis and to pass your mucus plug if it blocks your cervical canal. If your delivery day is near enough, the water break can be a regular symptom at the 37th week of your pregnancy. Whenever you feel such contractions every a few minutes accompanied with vaginal discharges and bleeding or heavy spotting, call your doctor directly.
Sleeping at the last weeks of your pregnancy is not an easy activity, but you should find a suitable position and time during the day or night to sleep well and gain extra energy for the delivery date. If you have intense dreams because of your regular thinking about labor, try to relax and find cheerful activities during night and to stop such gloomy thoughts.