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18 December 2017
You are on the 36th week of your pregnancy now!

WEEK 36:
Fetal length: 18.66 in.
Fetal weight: 5.78 lbs.
By the 36th week, the fetus already occupies the entire uterus. It’s hard to move as actively as before for him. To comfortably accommodate, the fetus presses his chin to his chest, elbows are close to the body, crosses his arms and knees to his stomach tightens.
Fetal skull bones are soft and they are fastened together by sutures. The fontanelle is made soft from cartilage. Due to this, skull bones may overlap during childbirth, so that the head can pass through the narrow birth canal.
By the end of the week, maturation of the nerve centers – respiratory, cardiovascular and thermoregulatory center – has occurred. Therefore, if a child is born at this time, the centers can ensure the work of the body’s organs.
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  • I talked with some experienced mom friends to make sure I’ve done everything I need to prepare for baby. I’m considered full-term this week, so baby could come any time!
  • I’ve talked with my religious community leader and finalized plans for our religious ceremony after baby is here!
  • I packed an extra bag of things to keep my partner and me entertained in the hospital, like magazines and crossword puzzles. I know that sometimes labor is a long waiting game.
  • The baby dropped! I can really see how my bump moved lower in my abdomen. Also, I feel like my baby is sitting right on top of my cervix now, which is the weirdest feeling ever. I think I’m done walking for a while, other than walking from my chair to the bathroom.
  • Diaper practice! My partner and I both know how to change a diaper. Thanks, YouTube.
  • I’ve made a dentist appointment to check my gums again before baby comes. I’m hoping baby waits long enough that I don’t have to cancel it!
  • I wrote down my list of people who’ll be the first to know when labor starts and put it in my partner’s hospital bag. It includes phone numbers and emails so he can send an email and make phone calls to let everyone know when the baby is here!
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Week #36
Keep track of all the things you need to do over the 36 week with this handy checklist
    From prenatal tests to your baby registry to last-minute “me” time, we’ve got you covered. This WEEK-BY-WEEK PREGNANCY CHECKLIST will help keep you on track with all the things you need to learn and do as you prep for baby. Each week, take a look at your tasks, check yes or no, and then connect with other moms whose answers were similar to yours.