Week 37: Final preparations in the womb begin
When you're 37 weeks pregnant, you have a reason to celebrate: Your baby is considered full term. These are a few changes she experiences:
Your Week 37 nutrition and health
How nutrition can play a role in getting a good night's sleep
The last few weeks of your pregnancy are an exciting time. But this also could lead to the occasional sleepless night. To help make sure your nutrition is helping you get a good night’s sleep, rather than preventing it, here are some tips to follow for the duration of your pregnancy:
Your changing body
Starting now and in the weeks to follow, you might find that you can breathe easier. You also might begin to notice some big changes in your body:
What to expect at your next checkup
During your 37th week of pregnancy, you, your partner, your baby, and your doctor are making final preparations for your baby's arrival. Your doctor sees you once a week until labor and delivery. Week 37 is a good time to finalize the details of your birth plan and to take time to relax.
Your weekly exam likely will include:
Getting ready for your delivery
Take time at this visit to speak with your doctor about your questions or concerns, such as:
Between weekly appointments, let your doctor know if you experience vaginal bleeding or greenish-brown discharge; constant, severe abdominal pain; or decreased baby movement.
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