37 weeks pregnant
Childbirth can occur at any time from now on. Medical check-ups are frequent in week 37 of pregnancy and help to know approximately when will be the day of birth.
The baby in week 37
The baby, who easily reaches 50 centimeters in length and 3 kilograms in weight , has the head embedded in the pelvis, whether it is the first-time mother or not. At this time it is very important to know your size very well to know if you are going to have problems or not to cross the pelvis, cervix and vagina.
Their movements are already very scarce because the space in the uterus is very small, but they continue to occur. Your neck is flexed further, to leave the crown at the tip that advances through the pelvis, and press the water under it to shorten and erase the cervix.
The mother in week 37 of gestation
These days the mom will feel some relief to breathe. This improvement occurs because, as the baby descends to the pelvis, the uterus compresses the lungs less and it is easier to breathe deeply . However, the baby’s descent causes the mom’s bladder to compress more and urinate more often still. It is also normal to feel more heaviness in the buttocks and pelvis, which causes difficulty in getting up from the seat.
No home remedy has proven effective in accelerating delivery, although walking and staying active is healthy and can help speed the birth of the baby. Certain medicines and natural substances can precipitate labor, but this is very dangerous for the baby and the mother, and only a doctor can determine if it is necessary to carry out a delivery.
Tests in week 37 of pregnancy
In the visits to the specialist will always be carried out explorations of the neck of the uterusbecause this data is the one that provides more information to know if the delivery is near. The ultrasound shows how long the cervix is, and if it has already begun to be erased by the progress of the baby’s head.
It is also common to use the amnioscope. It is a tube that is inserted through the cervix and allows to see the inside of it. So you can check what color the amniotic fluid has, which should always be clear like water. If it is brown or green it can indicate an infection, or that the baby has expelled the meconium (which can lead to the meconium aspiration syndrome ), which means that it has lost its well-being inside the uterus.