Fetal Development By Week: 37 Weeks Pregnant

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Fetal Development By Week: 37 Weeks Pregnant

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Fetal Development Week 37: See Your Baby Grow

At 6-and-a-half pounds, this week is all about getting ready for life on the outside. Your baby will begin to turn her head toward a light source; her grasp becomes firmer and she’s practicing breathing movements more and more. You may also feel some preliminary, non-labor contractions called Braxton-Hicks contractions.

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