37 Weeks Pregnancy

For a mother-to-be who is in the 37th week of pregnancy , birth can start at any time. So you need to be prepared for this. How is 37 weeks baby development? What changes are waiting for you? We told you everything you were wondering about the 37th week of pregnancy!

37 Weeks Pregnancy and Baby Development

37 Weeks Baby Weight and Height

Your baby continues to grow and develop even during these last few weeks of pregnancy. Now you’re about to embrace it, it can spawn at any moment! In the table below, how much should a 37-week-old baby weigh? We have given information such as how tall should it be.

37 weeks baby development
37 weeks baby weight2950 g
37 weeks baby size47-51cm
  • At 37 weeks of pregnancy, baby weight increases by about 200 grams compared to the previous week.
  • The baby prepares for the first breath and draws amniotic fluid into his lungs and empties it.
  • He sucks his thumb, blinks, sways from side to side.
  • There is no risk for those who gave birth at 37 weeks , they can take their babies in their arms in good health.

How Many Months Is 37 Weeks Pregnancy?

The 37th week of pregnancy coincides with the 9th month of pregnancy. You are now in your last month and you can give birth at any time. Your birth this week is not considered premature, as the pregnancy is considered complete.

37 Weeks Baby Images

Baby Movements at 37 Weeks

Some babies move a little less as birth approaches, while others continue to fidget energetically until the big day. The situation is different for every baby.

Therefore, it is quite normal to feel a decrease in baby movements at 37 weeks when you are in the last flat in your pregnancy. This may be due to limited space, reduced amniotic fluid, and more advanced fetal movement coordination. But if you’re not counting your baby’s every move, you’re not likely to feel the difference.

Ultrasound Images at 37 Weeks Pregnancy

Let’s do a little reminder. The 37-week ultrasound images you took don’t have to be the same as here. You know that every baby’s position in the womb is different.

Changes in the Mother at 37 Weeks of Pregnancy

37 Weeks Pregnancy Image

  • This is how the 37-week-old baby looks in the womb. The baby’s head is usually down in the pelvis during this period.
  • Your uterus may be the same as it was 1-2 weeks ago. The size from the pubic symphysis to the apex of the uterus is 37 cm, and 16-17 cm from the navel.
  • 37 weeks gestational weight should be between 11.3 and 15.9 kg in total. This is of course an average amount. The situation may be different for each woman.

37 Weeks Pregnancy Birth Symptoms

You may wonder, is it possible to give birth at 37 weeks pregnant? Yes, the 37th week of pregnancy is a suitable time for delivery and is not considered early. In a normal pregnancy, delivery can occur any day between 37 and 42 weeks. For this reason, especially expectant mothers who are pregnant for the first time are afraid of not being able to understand that the birth has started.

In fact, the most feared thing is the possibility of giving birth at home or on the road if it is late to go to the hospital. In this case, 37 weeks of pregnancy pains will give you the best guide. By following the pattern and severity of your contractions, you can tell when labor is approaching.

Delivery occurs only when the cervix is ​​10 cm dilated. In the first pregnancy, the cervix opens only 1 cm in 1-1.5 hours. In other words, after the real uterine contractions start in the first pregnancy, the birth takes about 10 hours. Therefore, there is no need to worry about giving birth at home or on the road.

How Does the Birth Process Proceed at 37 Weeks of Pregnancy?

The birth process is defined as the dilation (stretching and contraction) of the cervix. This happens because a muscle, the uterus, contracts and relaxes to expel the baby. The cervix stretches as the baby is pushed out. You may feel constriction, shrinkage, and cramps at various times. But until there is a change in the cervix, this is not the actual birth process. There are many aspects to the birth process. You will go through these stages while giving birth to your baby.

  • Stage 1 : The first stage of the birth process begins when intrauterine contractions occur with sufficient intensity, duration and frequency, causing the cervix to shrink and open. This first stage ends when the cervix is ​​fully dilated and opened wide enough for the baby’s head to pass through.
  • Stage 2 : It begins when the cervix is ​​fully opened by 10 cm. This stage ends with the birth of the baby.
  • Stage 3 : It begins after the birth of the baby. It ends with the expulsion of the placenta and membranes surrounding the fetus.

Considerations at 37 Weeks of Pregnancy

Bleeding at 37 Weeks Pregnancy

Light bleeding in someone who has completed the 37th week of pregnancy does not indicate that the birth has begun. Pinkish or brown, streaked red mucus discharge soon after sexual intercourse or a vaginal examination is a normal occurrence, often caused by crushing or touching the sensitive cervix.

But if you have cramps as well as pinkish or brown mucus after sexual intercourse or at any other time, or if you have other signs of labor, it’s a good idea to call your doctor.

Doctor Checkup at 37 Weeks of Pregnancy

  • If you are 37 weeks pregnant, your doctor may perform a vaginal examination, or in medical terms, a pelvic examination. Thus, the course of the pregnancy is evaluated. One of the first things your doctor will notice is if there is any leakage of amniotic fluid.
  • During this examination, the cervix is ​​checked. During labor, the cervix usually becomes softer and thinner. The softness, hardness and thinning of the cervix are evaluated. Before the birth process begins, the cervix is ​​thick. It gets thinner during active labor.
  • Check to see if the baby’s head, hips or legs come first. The shape of the pelvic bone is also evaluated.
  • Most women consider having a normal, vaginal delivery, but a cesarean delivery is always possible. In cesarean delivery, the baby is born with a cleft in the mother’s abdominal wall and uterus.
  • The advantages of vaginal delivery also include reducing problems related to surgery such as cesarean delivery. It takes less time to heal after a vaginal delivery. If your cervix is ​​not very small, your baby is not very large and there is no problem in its position, it may be okay to have a vaginal delivery.

How to Overcome Fear of Birth?

“Fear creates tension; tension creates pain.” Suggestions from Doula Ayca Yılmaz on what the fear of childbirth is based on and how to prevent it!

The Most Effective Yoga Series for Childbirth Preparation Exercises

One of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby during pregnancy is yoga! With yoga, you can prepare your body for birth in the most correct way and have an easy birth experience.

Will You Need a Babysitter?

If the answer to this question is yes, you should start your caregiver research. How compatible are the opinions of the person to whom you are delivering your puppy about baby care with yours? Can you get along well? It would be helpful to meet the prospective caregiver early to find answers to questions such as:

Do You Want To Take Pictures Of Your Newborn Baby?

The first days of the baby are the most ideal days to take the most beautiful pictures of him. If you want to turn these times of your baby into beautiful memories that you will never forget, you can get help from photographers.

When deciding which photographer you want to work with, we recommend choosing someone with experience in newborn photography. 

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