Your Pregnancy At Week 37

Weight: 2.9kg  Size: 48.4cm, Winter Melon  Weeks Left: 3
In a nutshell
False labour contractions
Your hormones will be on a rollercoaster right now
Your baby this week is practising silent crying (strange right?)
Your baby is now full term and you can give birth any day now

Your Body at Week 37

Be prepared for a change in your hormones this week. The pregnancy hormones released by your placenta will see further changes in your body, although some women do not experience any change at this time.

If you are experience change, you may have noticed that your breasts have started to swell and may even be leaking small quantities of milk at random times.

Some women actually never see colostrum until their baby has arrived, which is all completely normal because every woman is different.

Your Baby At Week 37 

Your baby is now ready to start accepting liquid foods, which means the digestive system is fully developed.

This week, your baby will ingest this dark green sticky substance called meconium. This will normally pass through a few days after delivery, however if your baby becomes stressed before delivery, he may pass it through in the amniotic fluid. If this does happen, your baby will need to be closely monitored during labour.

 

Week 37 TODO's

  1. A fun activity this week is buy your own belly casting kit that you and your partner can do together. You don’t have to keep the cast, however it’s a lovely reminder of your bump.
  2. Read a little about postnatal depression this week. More than 1 in 10 women will develop this condition. Know the warning signs and talk to a healthcare professional if you have any worries.
  3. Keep an eye out for any signs that labour may be close, for example your waters breaking or more frequent contractions.

Week 37 FAQ's

Product of the Week

Celestial Large Address Book

£13.90 £13.90

Record names, addresses, home and mobile numbers, just in case you need to get in contact with someone while your in active labour!

Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: English Meaning: "Son of Henry"
Henderson
Gender: Female Origin: Greek Meaning: "Goddess"
Thea

Recipe of the Week

Kidney Bean Curry
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
4.5 / 5
30 Min
Serves 4
Healthy
11 Ingreds
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Small piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 small pack of coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 400g kidney beans
  • Cooked rice
  • Cooking Instructions

    1. Heat oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onions and a pinch of salt and cook slowly, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic, ginger and coriander stalks and cook for a further 2 minutes.
    2. Add the spices to the pan and by now everything should smell aromatic. Tip in the chopped tomatoes and kidney beans in the water. Bring to the boil.
    3. Turn down the heat and simmer for 25 minutes or until the curry is nice and thick.
    4. Season to taste and serve with rice of your choice.

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