You are now 36 weeks pregnant, or in your 37th week if that's how you prefer to count it.
How your baby's growing
Congratulations! By the end of this week, your pregnancy will have come full term. This means your baby can be born any day now. Babies born before 37 weeks are premature or pre-term, and those born after 42 weeks are post-mature or post-term. All babies are different but a typical 37-week-old weighs 2.8kg.
Your baby is still gaining weight, about 28g a day. She weighs nearly 2.7kg and is 45cm long from head to toe.
You may begin to feel an increased pressure in your lower abdomen and notice that your baby is gradually dropping. This is called lightening or engagement, and your lungs and stomach will finally get a chance to stretch out a little. Breathing and eating should become easier.
However, walking may become increasingly uncomfortable. Some women say it feels as if the baby is going to fall out.
Also, you may still feel as if you need to go to the toilet all the time. Stock up on those last minute nutrients with our eating well guide.
The good news is that by the end of this week, your pregnancy will be full-term and you could give birth any day now. Babies between 37 and 42 weeks are considered full-term; a baby born before 37 weeks is premature and after 42 is post-term.
At your weekly visit, your doctor may check to see if you've started dilating (when the cervix opens) and effacing (when the cervix thins). The doctor will also check what position the baby is in, in order to estimate how far the baby has dropped into the pelvis. This information will be entered into your maternity notes so that your doctor in will know the position of the baby when you go into labour.