Fetal Development Week by Week – Week 37

Your baby now weighs about 6 ½ pounds and measures about 21 inches long.  You are now considered a full term pregnancy, if you go into labor now, your health practitioner would not try to stop your labor!

Baby is gaining lots of weight now, about ½ an ounce each day.  Typically, boys will weigh more than girls at birth.  Right now, your baby is practicing their breathing and getting stronger. 

Every baby is different, but some are born with as much as 1 ½ inches of hair already grown.  You probably can’t wait to see your little one at this point, but you are very close to the end of your waiting. 

Lungs are almost completely mature now; in a few days they will be done maturing.  Your baby is becoming more coordinated now and can grasp things with their little fingers.

You may have a pelvic exam this week to see how your cervix is progressing.  Don’t forget to pack your bag and get together all the things you’ll need at the hospital or birthing center, including the camera and car seat. 

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Fetal Development Week by Week – Week 37