37 weeks pregnancy

Everything You Need To Know About 37 Week Pregnancy

Good news is coming fast and we know you are ready for it and you are eager to meet the little one that has been moving around in your belly for the last 9 months.

Your baby is big right now and they are probably healthy, so healthy that if they decide to come to this world right now, they are capable of surviving on their own.

Your baby is also inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid right now, they are blinking, and are moving a lot, hence the movements that you can feel in your belly.

Not only that, but your baby is also now capable of grasping smaller objects, such as their toes, noes, and other fingers.

Size Of Your Baby

 At this point, 37 weeks, your baby is around 6.5 pounds heavy. Also, if you have a boy, they are likely to be heavier and if you are carrying a girl, they are likely to be lighter. Not only that, boys are likely to be heavier or bigger than girls when they are born.

How Many Months Are 37 Weeks Pregnant?

If you are currently in the 37th week of your pregnancy, you are in the 9th month, the final month, of your pregnancy. This means that there are only a couple of weeks left before that adorable little one of yours arrives here, with us!

The Head Of Your Baby

 For those that have no idea about this fact, you will be amazed. At birth, the head of your little one will be almost the same as his chest in circumference.

37 weeks pregnancy

Symptoms You Might Experience At 37 Week Pregnancy

 No matter what week you will be in, you will be experiencing some symptoms, which are brought in by pregnancy itself. This happens because your body is getting so many changes at a speed that it could not accept, hence you get all that fast heartbeats and anxiety all the time.

Here are the most common ones that you will be experiencing:

  • Hands Swelling
  • Ankle Swelling
  • Feet Swelling
  • Nausea
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Contractions (Braxton-Hicks Contractions)
  • Difficulty In Sleeping

Official Terms Of Deliveries

Early term 37 weeks through 38 weeks, 6 days
Full-term 39 weeks through 40 weeks, 6 days
Late-term 41 weeks through 41 weeks, 6 days
Post-term 42 weeks and beyond

When To Call The Doctor?

 Remember, anything bad can happen anytime, but as a parent, you want to make sure you are ready.

This is why it is important to call experts and emergency responders if you are experiencing something that you might have never experienced, which could be life-threatening for you and the baby that you are carrying.

If you experience the following below, you want to call your doctor and inform them about it:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal discharge that has a strong odor
  • Pain while urinating
  • Pain in chest
  • Very high blood pressure
  • Pain in left arm along with pain in the chest
  • Having a hard time breathing
  • Very low baby movement
  • Persistent fever
  • Constant dizziness

Remember, these are just some of the things that you need to be aware of. To know more, please talk with your doctor.