Your Pregnancy: Week 37
Today brings two beautiful words: full-term. Now, whenever baby's born, he's likely to thrive. Also thriving? Your nesting instincts, which are behind those sudden urges to bake, clean, or embroider a onesie. (Feminists, take your issue up with nature, not with us.)
Baby's now the size of a winter melon!
Your full-term (yay!) baby is gaining about 1/2 ounce a day and getting his first sticky poop (called meconium) ready. He's also brushing up on skills for the outside world: blinking, sucking, inhaling, exhaling, and gripping (it's getting strong!).
[ tip ] Sex getting tricky? Try getting busy while spooning (with your husband behind). This relaxing position keeps the pressure off your belly.
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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Geeta K. Swamy, Duke University Medical Center OB/GYN Department