In our pregnancy week by week guide, you can find out what to expect when you’re 37 weeks pregnant.

You at 37 weeks pregnant

It’s common to have trouble sleeping.

You probably need to go to the toilet several times a night, and baby’s movements might be keeping you awake too. This is good practice for becoming a mum, when you’ll be up to your baby several times at night for care and feeding. Sleep and rest when you can during the day.

You might notice a bit more vaginal discharge around now.

pregnancy illustration, week 37

Feeling low
Every now and then, you or your partner might have days when you feel flat or irritable. That’s OK. But if you’re more than a bit teary or you feel sad, anxious or ‘flat’ for more than two weeks, get help.

Depression can affect one in 10 pregnant women and men and get in the way of managing your daily life. If you feel like you’re not coping or you’re worrying how you’ll cope after your baby is born, this is another good reason to talk to someone you trust.

You could talk to a friend, your partner, your doctor or midwife. You could also call Lifeline on 131 114, Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636 or PANDA on 1300 726 306.

Your baby when you’re 37 weeks pregnant

Your baby looks a lot like a newborn at this stage. Your baby:

  • measures about 35 cm from head to bottom.
  • weighs around 3 kg, and is getting heavier steadily
  • usually has fully mature lungs
  • has a firm hand grip
  • does hiccups that you can really feel now – like little jumps in your belly.

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Last updated or reviewed
14-12-2017

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