Stages of Pregnancy Week by Week
Pregnancy Week 36
Your baby's "rapid growth" period is coming to an end in week 36. Find out how she will continue to develop this week and take a look at our predelivery checklist so you're prepared for the big day.
Watch Your Baby's Growth
Your Baby Is Almost Here: Week 35 of Pregnancy to Birth
At long last, you're about to meet your son or daughter! Watch the miraculous journey your baby will go through as he (or she) exits your uterus and enters the world.
Your Changing Body
Does your belly feel a bit lighter these days? It's called dropping, lightening, or engagement, and it's common around this time, as your baby settles lower into your pelvis to get ready for her big move outta there. In a first-time mother, the baby often "drops" two to four weeks before delivery.
Your Developing Baby
Your baby is working hard to accumulate all the fat he can at this point, and that layer of fat has now rounded out his face. This build-up of fat -- about 15 percent of his total weight--will help him maintain his body temperature.
Tip of the Week
You've probably been wondering how you will know when it's actually, really, truly time. When you feel light twinges or cramps that are regular and strong and coming every four to five minutes for one to two hours, call your doctor.
Your Week 36 To-Do List
1. Schedule a non-stress test if it's advised.
An Inside Look
Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.
Your Pregnancy Calendar
Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!
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Everything in Pregnancy Week 36
More About Your Pregnancy in Week 36
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Delivering More Than One Baby
Find out what to expect during labor if you're carrying twins or triplets--or more!
Follow this checklist and guide to packing for the hospital to ensure you are ready to go when baby is!
Travel Late in Pregnancy
It's best to stay home during your third trimester. If you have to travel, keep these guidelines in mind.
Diet & Exercise
Try these tips to keep your energy up as your due date approaches.
Q & A
Q&A: Amniotic Fluid Concerns
Find out why amniotic fluid is so important for your baby and what happens if your levels are too high or too low.
Q&A: Fetal Tests
If your doctor suspects your baby may be at risk, she may suggest one of a few fetal tests.
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