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37
17 December 2017
You are on the 37th week of your pregnancy now!

WEEK 37:
Fetal length: 19.13 in.
Fetal weight: 6.30 lbs.
Even though by the end of this week your baby is considered full term, it is still better in most situations for the baby to remain in the womb until he/she signals that he/she is ready to come out.
The digestive is now ready to accept liquid foods. Your baby’s immune system is now capable of protecting against a variety of infections, but this mainly due to the transfer of antibodies from your own blood. After birth, babies continue to receive antibodies from breast milk. One of the main reason for trying to establish successful breastfeeding is that you continue to give your baby protection against infection in the first few months of life, before she or he is capable to produce their own.
Fetal stomach and intestines begin to make weak peristaltic movements. After birth, they will be required to move food through the digestive tract.
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  • I lost my mucus plug! Labor could start any minute! I’m trying not to hold my breath.
  • We touched base with our childcare providers for older kids. Both our main babysitter and our back-up babysitter are officially on call!
  • If it’s winter right now, then I’ve learned how to safely wrap my baby to keep him warm without overheating him. My rule of thumb: baby needs one more layer than I’m wearing to be comfortable.
  • I’ve been practicing with my stroller! I know how to fold it, brake it, and adjust the handle for different users.
  • There are plenty of things that can wait till after baby arrives, but there are two things I’ll need plenty of supplies for from day one: feeding and diapering. I’ve got enough supplies lined up and organized for a month of both.
  • I’ve been practicing relaxing and breathing techniques. Whenever I have a pre labor contraction, I use it as an opportunity to practice labor relaxation.
  • My doctor did a pelvis exam to see if I’m starting to dilate or efface. However, I know this doesn’t predict when labor will start or how long it will take, so I’m trying not to worry about it.
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Week #37
Keep track of all the things you need to do over the 37 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.