37 Weeks Pregnant

How is Your Baby Growing at 37 Weeks?

By week 37, your baby is considered ‘full term’. They are almost ready to be born!

 

Your baby’s body fat is around 8% and it will increase to around 15% by the time you give birth in the next three weeks.

 

Your baby’s digestive system will now contain meconium, caused by the breakdown and digestion of vernix and lanugo.

 week 37 foetus

How Big is Your Baby at 37 Weeks?

At week 37, your baby is 49 cm (about the size of a small watermelon) and weighs 3 kg.

 

What Happens at 37 Weeks?

At 37 weeks, you might find that you have random bursts of energy. This is known as nesting instinct, where you feel the urge to clean and tidy. Although light activity is okay at this stage in your pregnancy, try not to over exert yourself.

 

What Symptoms Will You Have at 37 Weeks?

At this stage, you might start to have some leakage from your nipples. This is completely normal and you can place breast pads into your bras to clean up any leakages. Other symptoms include tiredness, heartburn, indigestion, constipation, and Braxton Hicks contractions.