Your Pregnancy, Week 37

It may seem like you've been pregnant forever. But the end is in sight. You’re going to have a baby soon! 

Right now, your body is gearing up for labor. One thing you may have noticed is that your belly is a bit lower. That's called lightening. It’s when your baby drops down into your pelvis. Once this happens, you may find you’re not as short of breath anymore. But you may feel more pressure on your bladder and pelvic area.

As your cervix begins to open, your mucus plug will start to come out. The mucus plug has kept the cervix sealed during pregnancy. You may also feel like “nesting”. This may cause a sudden urge to prepare everything at home for your baby’s arrival.

Online Medical Reviewer: Foley, Maryann, RN, BSNTurley, Ray, BSN, MSN

Date Last Reviewed: 5/1/2016

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