As the 37th week of pregnancy comes and goes, one may be experiencing more and more pressure on the pelvic bones if the baby uses them as a pillow. As the weight increases, one may also be feeling the effects of gravity. Exhaustion is expected. As the waistline has been expanding, so the breasts. They are full of milk, ready for feeding, and beginning to secrete colostrum. Leakage from the breast is a common occurrence. At this time the breasts may be sensitive and painful to the touch. One may notice stretch marks around the breasts and waist, as well as in the hip region. One can expect to continue experiencing all the aches, pains, and emotions that come with full term pregnancy.
Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. Kicking is still seen in this week. The baby is about the size of a bunch of Swiss chard, length is 19 ¼ inches and weighs 6 ¼ pounds.
Braxton Hicks contractions, vaginal discharge or spotting, lots of kicking are the symptoms seen in this week