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37 weeks pregnant: your baby

week 37

Your baby at 37 weeks of pregnancy

In the thirty-seventh week of pregnancy your baby weighs 6 â…“ lbs./2.6 kg and measures 19 in./48 cm. long.

As expected your baby is quite a bit chubbier this week and very active inside of your womb as he responds to any and all stimuli. If your baby hasn’t already gotten into that vertex position ready for labour that some babies would have done since week 28, this is the week he will. However some births are breech births, which means your baby comes out bottom first.

Your baby’s lungs should be fully developed and ready to go by now, but as some babies need an extra week or two most physicians will recommend that you don’t schedule an elective C-section until week 39. With babies it is always better to be safe than sorry!

What’s happening to your body this week?

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