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Guide to Being 37 Weeks Pregnant


Don't Worry If…

In week 37, as in every week of pregnancy, the "mays" and the "may nots" are pretty much equal. Don't worry if:

  • Your breasts are not leaking colostrum -- Some women leak, some don't. Just because you don't see it doesn't mean your breasts aren't producing it.
  • You're not feeling practice contractions -- Some women feel Braxton-Hicks contractions, some don't. Your body is getting ready, whether you're aware of it or not.
  • Your baby isn't head-down yet -- You've still got time for the little one to turn, and there are even steps you can take to help the process. Your doctor will tell you what needs to happen at your weekly check-up.
  • And finally, don't worry if you're worried about labor. It's an unknown, and that's scary. But women have been doing it since the beginning of time, and these days, complications are pretty rare. And remember, if you decide the pain is too great, the anesthesiologist is a phone call away. So save your worrying -- right now, just get some sleep. It could be the last you see for a while.

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