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Pregnancy Week 37

Third Trimester | Pregnancy Week 36 | Pregnancy Week 38

The Mom:

It may become necessary to induce your labor. There are many reasons why they may elect to do this. Some possible reasons are bleeding, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia or being overdue.

If your doctor decides to induce your labor, he will probably use a pitocin drip. This helps stimulate contractions, and also keeps them steady. Many women find that pitocin drips lead to stronger than normal contractions.

The Baby:
Baby is now making cortisone, which is the hormone that will help his lungs mature enought to handle breathing air on his own. His lanugo, the fine hair he developed earlier, is starting to wear off on its own. He weighs about 6.5 pounds, and is approx 21 inches long.

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Disclaimer - Each pregnancy, expectant mother, and unborn child is different. Your pregnancy may not progress the same as the information found here. The information here is based on the average pregnancy. It's not meant to be a replacement for any advice your may receive from your doctor. If you have any concerns about your pregnancy, we advise you to contact your doctor.

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