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Your Pregnancy: Week 37

Today brings two beautiful words: full-term. Now, whenever baby's born, he's likely to thrive. Also thriving? Your nesting instincts, which are behind those sudden urges to bake, clean, or embroider a onesie. (Feminists, take your issue up with nature, not with us.)

> Are you at risk of tearing during delivery?
> What can you do about heartburn?
> Is your medicine chest stocked?
> See all third trimester Q&As


Baby's now the size of a winter melon!

Your full-term (yay!) baby is gaining about 1/2 ounce a day and getting his first sticky poop (called meconium) ready. He's also brushing up on skills for the outside world: blinking, sucking, inhaling, exhaling, and gripping (it's getting strong!).







To-do:
> Schedule biophysical profile
> Finish sending thank-you notes
> Schedule your weekly OB visit
> Go to your checklist

[ tip ] Sex getting tricky? Try getting busy while spooning (with your husband behind). This relaxing position keeps the pressure off your belly.

> Chat with other moms-to-be who share your due date

> Read more about being 37 weeks pregnant

All medical information reviewed by Dr. Geeta K. Swamy, Duke University Medical Center OB/GYN Department

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