37 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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Now is the time to make any last-minute preparations at home. Credit: GE Healthcare

This week, your baby is officially full-term. You made it! Of course, it's best for him to stay where he is until he's ready, and in some cases, that may mean another four weeks.

What's happening to baby: He's now weighing in at around 7 pounds. If he's in breech position, your doctor may be able to turn him around so he's in the head down position.

What's happening to Mom: You probably won't gain much more weight after this week. In the next few weeks, you may lose your mucus plug, which blocks the cervix throughout your pregnancy, keeping your baby safe from bacteria. You may not even notice when you pass the mucus plug, but it means your cervix is beginning to dilate, a process that can take hours, days or weeks.

Week 38: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.