At the end of this week, your baby will be considered full-term.

Babies between 37 and 42 weeks are considered full-term; a baby born before 37 weeks is pre-term and after 42 is post-term.

Most likely it’s in a head-down position by now, which is optimal for a smooth delivery. If it isn’t in the next week, your provider may suggest coaxing your baby into this position manually, by manipulating her from the outside of your belly.

While your baby continues to grow and crowd your internal organs, you may find that you’re not as hungry as you were a few weeks ago.

Due to increased pressure in the lower abdomen, many women feel as though the baby is going to fall out.

You should call your doctor when you start having regular contractions coming every five minutes for about an hour.

You should also call immediately if your water breaks or is leaking, if you notice a decrease in your baby’s activity, or if you have any vaginal bleeding, fever, severe headaches, abdominal pain, or changes in your vision.

It is best to avoid flying during your final month, when you’re more likely to go into labour.


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