Pregnancy Week 37
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It may become necessary to induce your labor. There are many
reasons why they may elect to do this. Some possible reasons
are bleeding, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia or being
If your doctor decides to induce your labor, he will probably
use a pitocin drip. This helps stimulate contractions, and also
keeps them steady. Many women find that pitocin drips lead to
stronger than normal contractions.
Baby is now making cortisone, which is the hormone that
will help his lungs mature enought to handle breathing
air on his own. His lanugo, the fine hair he developed
earlier, is starting to wear off on its own. He weighs
about 6.5 pounds, and is approx 21 inches long.