Pregnancy Week 36
Third Trimester | Pregnancy Week 35 | Pregnancy Week 37
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:
Signs of Real Labor include:
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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.