It’s Week 37 of your pregnancy. Your baby is almost fully mature, so if he were born now will usually not need special care.
Everything you need to know about the third trimester
Inform yourself about what will happen during labour
His immune system is developing fast. His eyes are blue but the colour could change in the months after birth. There’s not really enough room for him to kick now, but you’ll feel him squirm as he tries to stretch his arms and legs. He measures around 45cm.
Life before birth: what your baby looks like inside the womb.
Get as much rest and sleep as you can. As well as giving you an instant boost, it’ll also make your labour and recovery a lot easier. If you haven’t packed your hospital bag yet, this is the time to do it.
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Packing for the birth
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