My Pregnancy Week 37

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Pregnancy Week 37

While 37 weeks weeks used to be considered “full-term” for babies, doctors now know that every day matters in a baby’s development at the end of pregnancy. It’s best to allow pregnancy to progress and for labor to start on its own, unless there is a medical emergency. Doctors now will not allow a mother to induce her baby before 39 weeks without a medical reason.

Most babies weigh 7 pounds by week 37, and measure around 20 inches. Remember, by this point in a pregnancy, there tends to be variability between babies, some weighing more than others. Boys, for example, are typically heavier and longer than girls.

If born this week, all of your baby’s internal organs should be developed enough to function outside of your body, although because every pregnancy is not an exact timing, some babies may develop differently than others. From week 37 on, your baby will be adding more fat to his/her frame each week and refining his or her development to get ready for life outside of the womb.

If you are having multiples, twins are considered “term” at 37 weeks.

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  1. Profile photo of Vutivi Vutivi says:

    I’m 37 weeks and 5 dqys. I’m so exhausted and can’t wait for my little girl to come out. I’m constantly uncomfortable. But I’m seeing my gynae tomorrow hopefully he’ll tell me something good. Like im dilating.

  2. Profile photo of Heather Heather says:

    I am 36 weeks exactly today and I am so ready for baby to come out! He’s been nothing but stubborn the last few months and did rather hold him then let him deal with being inside me any longer lol. Being induced in a few weeks so lets hope all goes well! #firstpregnancystruggles.

  3. Profile photo of JennyCorbett JennyCorbett says:

    I’m disappointed to see Everyday Family using outdated terms to identify 37 weeks as “full term”. It is no longer considered full term. 37w0d – 38w6d is early term, 39w0d – 40w6d is full term, 41w0d – 42w0d is late term. It is important to not rush baby out. Just
    In terms of in ute to brain development alone, between 37 and 39 weeks is critical. Please
    Correct your terminology, Everyday Family.

  4. Profile photo of Ayanna Ayanna says:

    im 37 weeks today and have dilated 2 cm I hope when I go to the dr. Tuesday she tells me something good, im so ready to meet my lil ladybug… im so tire and miserable, I been feeling pressure to my bottom…

  5. Profile photo of Nelly Nelly says:

    37weeks and 4days and I’ve no idea what I need to bring me to the hospital.. I’m also having a lot of cramps so uncomfortable I don’t knw if they’re contractions already any advises??

  6. Profile photo of Kedeish Kedeish says:

    Sooo happy I’m 37 weeks today yasssss

  7. I had my baby girl yesterday @5 am! Thank God everything came out good! =)

  8. When will I be 37 weeks pregnant today?

  9. Profile photo of Nadege Nadege says:

    37 weeks today! Took my maternity leave 2 days ago, I realized now it was a complete mistake. I’m bored to death. I took the leave early because I’m in so much pain daily, don’t sleep at night. Baby’s full term now…time to come out.

  10. Profile photo of Antonia Antonia says:

    meh i just found out i’m on bed rest as of today! so for the next 3 weeks i get to do nothing .. do any of you moms have any advice on how to keep my self occupied besides watching tv

    • Profile photo of Sheena Sheena says:

      I started a memory book for my son during my first pregnancy while I was on bed rest. I had preeclampsia though so I did have vision problems….. I’m very glad I did it though; he’s now 4 1/2 and he enjoys hearing about how momma and daddy reacted to the news when we found out we were expecting, and all of the things we did to prepared for his arrival!!

    • Profile photo of Nancy Nancy says:

      I suggest crafts I am spending a lot of time on Pinterest and have learned a few things I even reupholstered a sofa last week. There’s other stuff you can do I also made a few cloth diapers for when my baby’s at least 3 months old. I’m on my 37 week and 3days so I’m close to the big day!

  11. Profile photo of Mariely Mariely says:

    37 weeks 5 days today. I’m not due till July 26. I am so over this and ready to have my daughter. Swear everything hurts. I’ve been doing everything possible to try kick start labor no luck yet. Dr says baby can come any day now, since my 2nd child came 2 weeks earlier from the due date. Any advice anyone?

  12. Profile photo of nene nene says:

    omg am 37 weeks baby can born anytime now…

  13. Profile photo of lakish lakish says:

    Two more weeks she’s going to b here

  14. Profile photo of lakish lakish says:

    Iam sooo ready to have my princess

  15. Profile photo of Kimberly Kimberly says:

    Finally, 37 weeks and 2 days today. My due date is July 26th and its like I can feel my baby getting into position as to my whoo ha feels like someone has just kicked me there. If i sit with my legs together it hurts its like my baby girl is squeezing her head back in me. If i open my legs its like im about to crack every bone down there. Im excited though. I have to have an ultrasound twice a weeks the Dr. says shes not taking practice breaths. Anyone heard of this?

  16. I’m 37weeks and 4days im so freaking out im nervous and excited to be having my first baby I hope everything will go just fine. at this point she can come any day now and im just waiting for my water to break I wish that it can hurry up a little more im really tired of waiting I wanna finally see my baby girl and see if she looks just like her daddy lol I hope so ; )

  17. Profile photo of kenya kenya says:

    The video was very helpful.. because i havent prepared anything yet! Im nervous and i have a four and six year old (girls) who keep me busy…. omgggg.. time to start cleaning and packing..

  18. Omg I’m 37 wks today, how time flys can’t wait to meet him before my 40wks.

  19. Profile photo of Tonisha Tonisha says:

    Omg I will be. 37 weeks tomorrow!!!! I’m so freaking excited!! I just hope that I don’t last past my 40 weeks!!! Hurry up Ta’Liyah <3

  20. Profile photo of stephanie stephanie says:

    37 weeks and 3 days

  21. Profile photo of tiffany tiffany says:

    i have had a little strawbrerry seed look like thing of blood in my discharge but not my mucus plug what could this be????? I am 37 weeks and 4 days today PLEASE HELP!

  22. Profile photo of stephanie stephanie says:

    This is my first baby and at 36weeks I was 1cm dilated I am now 37weeks still 1cm dilated and the doctor can feel the baby’s head I am so ready to meet my little girl

  23. Profile photo of Flo Flo says:

    I’m getting induced on Monday 12/23 so I cannot wait to meet our son

  24. Profile photo of Decontee Decontee says:

    I can’t wait to see my little guy..

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