Pregnancy Week 37 ~
You are staring
Month 10! It is now 36 weeks from your last menstrual
period. Your baby is now at 34 weeks gestation and
is almost 12 1/2 inches long from crown to rump (17
1/2 inches from head to toe) and weighs about 5 pounds,
9 ounces. This month marks the most rapid weight gain
for your baby -- about 1/2 - 3/4 lb. per week.
You will probably be scheduled for weekly visits to
your doctor as your baby's arrival is not too far
Be sure to report
any symptoms of pre-eclampsia to your doctor -- excessive
water retention, headaches, visual disturbance, or
abdominal pain. Be sure to discuss labor and delivery
options/routines with your doctor. Issues could include
IVs, fetal monitoring, positions, episiotomy, drugs,
shaves, and enemas.
has grown from about 3 inches to about 12 inches in
diameter to hold your baby. Your doctor may perform
more frequent cervical checks, although labor is hard
to predict. Cervical thinning (effacement), softening
and some early dilatation may be occurring .