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Guide to Being 37 Weeks Pregnant


What Your Partner Should Know
Frozen meals in the fridge? Bags packed? Call list ready to go? Then it's time to relax and wait for baby.
Frozen meals in the fridge? Bags packed? Call list ready to go? Then it's time to relax and wait for baby.
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Partners, you'll be helping mom out from the get-go, and that may not be far off. Get going now by helping out with the last-minute details so you're not rushing when contractions start.

While mom is resting up for the big push (and the sleepless months that follow), make sure all the baby-related affairs are in order this week. A few of the things partners can address include:

  • Assembling nursery furniture
  • Installing the car seat
  • Preparing meals for the first few weeks after delivery
  • Making a call/e-mail list for notifications (you don't want to forget anyone)

Also, keep in mind you'll be in the hospital, too. When the not-so-little lady is packing the overnight bag, make sure to put some thought into what you'll want (camera? book? laptop?). It's only a day or two, but it's an important day or two -- and one that might involve some waiting around.

Still not enough to think about? This week, you may also want to contemplate some labor plans …


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