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Pregnancy Week 36

Third Trimester | Pregnancy Week 35 | Pregnancy Week 37

The Mom:

Usually 2-4 weeks before labor begins, your baby will begin to descend into the pelvis. This is called lightening. You will notice that it makes it easier to breathe again. Second, Third and later pregnancies may not drop until just before labor begins.

False Labor usually has the following symptoms:

  • Fetal movements intensify briefly with contractions.

  • Contractions subside if you walk around or change position.

  • Pain is in the lower abdomen rather than the lower back.

  • Contractions are not regular and don't increase in frequency or severity.

Signs of Real Labor include:

  • Contractions intensify, rather than ease up, with activity.

  • Pain in the lower back and spreads to the lower abdomen.

  • You may experience diarrhea.

  • Contractions become more frequent and painful.

  • Membranes rupture.

If your baby is born before 37 weeks, he will be considered premature. Most preemies are cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery. They receive extra care and attention to make sure they are breathing, nursing and maintaining their body temperature.

The Baby:
Wow, the home stretch! You've made it! Just a few weeks left, if you have the average pregnancy. Baby continues to get ready for live on the outside by practicing breathing, sucking and swallowing. He weighs about 6 pounds and is around 20.5 inches long.

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