What Happens During Pregnancy Weeks 37 to 40?

Third Trimester pt3 At 37-40 weeks [35-38 weeks after conception], the baby's lungs are mature and it can grasp something.  The baby has enough fat to maintain a normal, consistent body temperature.  The baby is now considered full term and normal gestation ends.

Did you know?
Pregnant women have what's called a mucous plug — that is as disgusting as it sounds. It is at the opening of the cervix and serves to prevent bacteria from reaching the womb. It will pass as your body gets ready for labor.