Hit me baby one more time. Cool when Britney Spears sang it, but you’ll probably not hear your partner saying (or singing) it this week.
What Can You Expect?
- Baby at 37 Weeks
- Size of Baby at 37 Weeks
- Mom at 37 Weeks (Pregnancy Symptoms and What to Expect)
- Dad at 37 Weeks (Tips and What you Should be Doing)
Baby at 37 Weeks Pregnant
If baby was born this week, he’d be ready to face the world. He’s more than likely head down at this point. If not, there’s still some time for him to change positions. Your partner’s doctor can help with this as well. The baby’s getting in position for the final countdown (cue Europe’s greatest hit). This means baby will “drop” and you’ll notice your partner’s bump getting lower.
Size of Baby at 37 Weeks Pregnant
Mom at 37 Weeks Pregnant
If she’s experiencing contractions, time them, see how long they last and how far apart they are. Once they are five minutes apart and last one minute each, it’s time to call her doctor and likely head to the hospital. If she is getting any sleep these days, ask her about her dreams. Pregnant women often have wild, vivid dreams at this stage. This has the potential to really spice up the ol’ dream journal.
So close. You deserve a reward at the end of all this. Like a small human.
Pregnancy Tips for Dad at 37 Weeks
Feeling antsy? You’ve probably got loads of nervous energy. Try cooking some meals. You could even benefit by preparing extra portions and freezing meals for after baby is born. Channel your inner Bobby Flay and make some awesome meals. When it comes to pregnancy and birthing, there’s still so much you don’t know. Feel free to ask her doctor any questions. I’m sure he/she has heard them all (you may even ask him/her the craziest questions he’s ever heard. That will make you feel like less of a dunce.). Assuage your fears by asking the questions on your mind.
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