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Pregnant 37 weeks : Complete info ,symptoms and development

Entering pregnancy at week 37, your current fetal weight development has now reached about 2.80 kg with a body length from head to heel approximately 47 cm.

In the womb, coordination of the baby's limbs has also developed quite well. Your prospective child is able to hold his fingers. If bright light is directed at your abdomen, the baby may rotate facing the light in your womb.

The baby's intestine now contains meconium. Meconium is the first fetal stool in the form of a sticky green substance. At birth, your child can also produce the first feces that come out with amniotic fluid. If this happens, the doctor will further monitor the health of the fetus.


At 37 weeks' fetal development, the baby is considered perfect.
His head is currently surrounded and protected by Mother's pelvis; while his head rests on the pelvic cavity.
Hair length has reached 3.5 cm and is no longer covered by lanugo, layers of fine hairs all over his body.
He increasingly rolled, stretched, and swayed and liked to suck his thumb more. He also enjoys swaying from one side to the other and winking.
He breathes through the sucking and blowing of amniotic fluid.

How have my body changed?
Following the development of a more stable fetus, the mother will also feel some new things in week 37 of this pregnancy. Among others:

1. Blood spots appear

Spots of blood coming out of the vagina this week are generally normal. Spots appear because your uterus turns sensitive before labor.

In addition, sex can also make the vagina irritated and bleeding. If the bleeding is severe, consult a gynecologist immediately. The reason, heavy bleeding in the third trimester can be a sign of placental problems, such as placental abruption.

2. Stretch marks

The enlarged uterus allows the skin to stretch until a distinctive red mark develops stretch marks.

To prevent stretch marks from appearing, frequently apply an anti-stretch mark cream or moisturizer to the skin.

In addition, pregnant women should drink lots of water even though this can make them have to urinate continuously.

3. Stomach feels depressed

If the position of the fetal head has fallen to the pelvis, it means that the time for delivery is near.

As the fetus develops in week 37 of pregnancy, the uterus will continue to press on other organs in the belly of pregnant women.

Shortness of breath, abdominal pain, constipation, dying for urination, even shoulder pain can occur.

4. Insomnia

Approaching the time of delivery, pregnant women may tend to feel anxious so it is more difficult to sleep fast.

There are several ways you can do to be able to sleep fast at night. Among other things, pregnant women must move a lot during the day.

Mothers can exercise lightly or take a leisurely walk so that the body feels tired at night.

What should I pay attention to?
Immediately see a doctor if you experience some of the things below that could endanger the development of the fetus in week 37 of your pregnancy:

Vaginal bleeding at any time during the third trimester. This could be a sign that the placenta is breaking up and separating from the uterus. This is a condition called placental abruption.
Having severe stomach pain. Stomach ache is quite common, but this may indicate symptoms of placental abruption. You will also experience fever, vaginal discharge, and vaginal infections
Decreased activity in infants before delivery is normal. However, the decline in activity that occurs continuously is not a good sign.
To check your baby's movements, you should lie on your left side and count the movements that you can feel. If there are fewer than four movements in an hour or you feel worried, contact your doctor directly.

What should I discuss with the doctor?
While consulting regarding fetal development at week 37, also report complaints that you feel during pregnancy.

If you feel anxious about labor, it will be difficult for you later during labor. Stress can cause several reactions that will become a barrier during childbirth.

What test do I need to know?
You will see your doctor every 1 to 2 weeks during delivery. Don't be surprised if you have more than one pelvic exam.

These tests can help your doctor find out the position of your baby at the time of delivery, for example whether the position of the head first, the foot first, or the first buttocks of the fetus in your womb.

Once entered week 37, fetal development can be considered good if he has managed to move down. This process is called lightening, which is marked by the position of the fetal head located right in your pelvic recess.

During the pelvic test, the doctor will also check whether your cervix (cervix) has begun to open, relax, or thin out. This information will be indicated by numbers and percentages which will be explained further by the doctor.

What do I need to know to maintain health and safety during pregnancy?
Prepare for labor

The development of a fetus that has entered the age of 37 weeks of pregnancy indicates that you are soon ready to give birth.

You must know what will happen during the labor process.

You can also start learning how to get rid of pain during labor. Your doctor may give an anesthetic injection and teach you how to breathe during labor.

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