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37 weeks pregnant

by Richard Kozinski

Children who are born in the 37 week of a pregnancy are treated as a full term newborn. Anyway, development is an individual issue and there could be some differences between foetus, too. Some of the children are not able to function without special medical care.

Your Baby

Your baby has been practising swallowing the amniotic fluid from several weeks.
During child's movements you can feel different part of the body touching your belly. The weight may reach even 3000 g and they gain around 25 gr of fat every day. Thanks to this, after delivery, a baby is able to keep the appropriate temperature and the glucose level in blood.

During USG examination you can see a baby, sucking a thumb or blinking eyes.

Guidelines for Mother

Your baby's head is pressing the pelvis and you have the impression that for a moment the child may drop from the uterus. It is impossible! Giving birth is not as simple and it doesn't happen so quickly. Do you remember some breathing techniques?

Rhythmic breathing during labour will maximise the amount of oxygen available to you and your baby. Breathing techniques can also help you to handle contractions and be more satisfied with how you've coped with your labour. Using relaxation techniques, including breathing, has also been linked to a reduced risk of assisted birth and caesarean. Exploring what happens when you lose control of your breathing can help you to understand why rhythmic breathing can help in labour.

If you haven't suffered from sciatica, now the symptoms might appear. At this stage you can notice that your breast is larger and the production of colostrum is more intensive. Colostrum is the first milk your breasts produce during pregnancy. Most mothers don't even know it's there unless they leak a bit toward the end of the pregnancy. Your body starts making it about three to four months into pregnancy, and it may leak from your breasts while you're pregnant.

Nursing bras are made for comfort and accessibility—but they don’t have to be unfeminine or ugly. Today’s bra manufacturers understand that women want the same kind of appeal with their nursing bras that they do with their pre-pregnancy intimate apparel. Like regular bras, nursing bras have adjustable hook-and-eye clasps in the back of the band. Whereas regular bras may only have one to three hooks to alter the band size, nursing bras usually have four, often with the hooks two-deep (top and bottom) for added support.

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