37th week of pregnancy

  • Biparietal diameter of foetus: 87 to 101 mm
  • Weight of foetus: approx. 2900 g
  • Length of foetus: approx. 47 cm

You constantly have hot flushes, as your circulation pumps extra blood through your body, and you burn many more calories. Pregnant women who have problems with varicose veins and thus have to wear elasticised stockings will now be truly looking forward to the end of the pregnancy.

 

Towards the end of pregnancy, the placenta has a diameter of 20 to 25 cm, is approx. 3 cm thick and weighs 500 g; 80 litres of blood flow through it daily. The placenta also produces hormones which prepare your breasts for breast-feeding.

 

The effect of the hormones can also be seen on your baby: newborns often have swollen breasts, which recede during the first days of its life.

 

The fingernails and toenails already reach to the tips of the fingers and toes. The hair on the head can be up to 5 cm long. With boys, the testicles should have come out of the inguinal canal into the scrotum.

 

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