Thirty-seventh week of pregnancy

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  • Thirty-seventh week of pregnancy
  • Symptoms in the XNUMXth week of pregnancy
  • Health advice in the XNUMXth week of pregnancy
  • The fear of childbirth
  • The fetus in the XNUMXth week of pregnancy

Thirty-seventh week of pregnancy

Here's what happens to your body and your baby during thirty-seventh week of pregnancy. With the scientific advice from gynecologist Elisabetta Canitano, president of the non-profit association Vita di donna.

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Symptoms in the XNUMXth week of pregnancy

Accommodation it is getting more and more complicated, as well as walk e move with a certain ease. However, walking briefly during the day is a panacea for the maternal body, which is subjected to the highest level of stress during this period. 

The urge to pee is now very frequent and you must always be very careful about any contractions, bearing in mind, however, that the labor it is heralded by contractions regular It's long (at least 45-50 seconds), with increasing intensity.

Read also: Labor: what it is, how it starts and the signs

Health tips for the XNUMXth week of pregnancy

The fetal turning maneuver

If at 37 weeks the fetus is still in the breech position, that is with the head upwards, and the pregnancy does not present any kind of problem, the "manual turning" can be proposed to the woman. This is a maneuver that the doctor carries out on the belly in order to induce the baby to turn upside down, that is, in the correct position for vaginal birth. The maneuver is successful in about 60% of cases, however, the child may later turn over again. The upheaval it should not be done if there is vaginal bleeding, if there are problems affecting the baby, if the membranes are ruptured and in any other event that prevents the pregnancy from being considered completely "physiological" (ie normal and risk-free). It is a practice that requires considerable skill on the part of the operator, and for this reason it is not performed in all hospitals. Read also: Cephalic position: how it looks and why it is the best for giving birth

The fear of childbirth

It happens to all mothers, especially if at the first experience, having to deal with the tocophobia, that is, the fear of childbirth, which at certain times can be difficult to manage. Fortunately, there are various strategies for dealing with this fear. One possibility is to think of childbirth as a bridge that one must necessarily cross in order to take one's child in one's arms and finally enter the heart of motherhood. Read also: Fear of childbirth: how to deal with it

The fetus in the XNUMXth week of pregnancy

Now the fetus it is about 48 centimeters long and weighs about oh 2.9/3 kg.

Her skin it becomes gradually smoother, the face relaxes and the baby now sleeps for most of the day, probably to gather the energy he will need to face the great fatigue of childbirth. THE fatty deposits increase: they will be used to cope with the temperature of the external environment.

Even the nails have grown a lot and in fact it is not unusual that just a few days after birth a "scissors" is needed to shorten them.

Gestational age: nine months (DPP CALCULATION - Expected date of delivery)

FONTI: NHS; BabyCenter

Questions and answers

How many months are 37 weeks pregnant?

By the thirty-seventh week of pregnancy it is now well into the ninth month.

Also find out about all the other weeks of pregnancy

Pregnancy week by week

We follow the growth of the embryo which then becomes the fetus from first week of pregnancy up to the fortieth. We will see the growth of the fetus and how the body of the expectant mother changes, until the due date is expected. All the useful information on the forty weeks of pregnancy, in the articles a lot of information on the development of the baby, on what is happening to the body and useful advice on the tests to be done based on the calculation of the weeks of pregnancy.

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