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The Third Trimester

In this section, we will present information week by week about how your baby is growing, symptoms that you may be experiencing, thoughts to consider and tips for a healthy pregnancy.

Week 37

Welcome to week thirty Seven!

This is the week in which you are considered full term if you go into labor. Contractions are becoming more frequent but decrease with rest or fluids and are not regular at first.

This is especially true at the end of the day. Pelvic pressure is getting very uncomfortable by now. Babies do not move less in the final weeks; they just do not have the space to make dramatic moves like the ones you remember feeling earlier in your pregnancy so continue performing those daily fetal movement counts. You should be able to get 10 movements of some sort other than hiccups in two hours if you are lying on your side to pay attention to them and have eaten and drank recently.

Babies do not move less in the final weeks; they just do not have the space to make dramatic moves like the ones you remember feeling earlier in your pregnancy.

How my Baby Grows

Symptoms Mama may Feel or Experience

Thoughts to Consider

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Dr. Cheryl Sharp,
Certified Nurse Midwife
Chief Content Officer