36 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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Your baby should be in the head down position by now. Credit: GE Healthcare

It's hard to imagine it now, but many women actually miss being pregnant: The constant attention from strangers, feeling those comforting kicks throughout the day and night and the built-in excuse to indulge in chocolate.

What's happening to baby: Baby weighs anywhere from 5 ¾ to 6 ¾ pounds and may be as long as 19 inches. The little hairs that were covering her entire body are starting to go away as she prepares for her arrival.

What's happening to Mom: Talk to your doctor about what to expect during delivery. You may not be planning for a Cesarean section, but you should be prepared in case it happens. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a full 31 percent of all deliveries are C-sections.

37 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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