By Pregnancy week 37, your baby is inhaling and exhaling the amniotic fluid as a practice of breathing.
You are eight months and about one week pregnant. The journey of pregnancy can now be completed anytime soon as just three weeks are left for your due date. These last days can be challenging but be relaxed and stay active. At the same, being cautious and attentive is the need of an hour.
In Pregnancy week 37:
During this time, there is no physical development left for the baby, but the organs like lungs and brain are continuing to mature. The lanugo and vernix have disappeared.
Your baby movements are not regular but stronger enough to make a distinctive appearance. The baby is not moving much due to less space available inside your tummy because of his growing weight. During this month, doctors ask the pregnant ladies to keep a deep analysis of fetal counts and kicks and to notify if there is a sudden drop in numbers.
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| If you deliver your baby by this week, still he/she is considered early term. A baby is considered full term if born between 39 and 40 weeks, and post-term used to describe babies who are born after 42 weeks.|
However, if your doctor has advised you to go for C-section delivery, then the 39th week of pregnancy is the safer option unless and until there is a medical emergency.
Here are few symptoms that you can expect during your 37th week of pregnancy:
Some above mentioned symptoms can be confused with the signs of labor. Stay calm and don’t hesitate to ask/call your doctor if you have any doubt!
Being in 37th week of pregnancy, you can expect true labor pains rather than false pains which was there in your previous weeks.
Below are few signs of labor that you can expect during your 37th week of pregnancy which indicates you will go into labor soon (thought it can’t be defined how soon as every pregnancy is different):
Below are the signs which indicates you are going through real labor. Yes! Time has come to meet your baby. So, rush to the hospital right away if you notice any sign mentioned below:
|Your cervix should be dilated to 10 centimetres, so baby can pass into the birth canal at delivery.|
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Ans: Your baby is protected and cushioned by a membranous fluid called amniotic sac. Now when this amniotic sac ruptures, it starts flowing out through cervix and vagina. This is called water break during pregnancy.
Ans: You can check the following ways:
Once you are confirmed, contact your doctor immediately. But remember, do not be panic.
Don’t stay alone at home now. If you are going for a walk, take some one along with you.
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