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Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 35-40

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What's Happening Inside You?

Your baby continues to grow and mature. The lungs are nearly fully developed. Your baby's reflexes are coordinated so he or she can blink, close the eyes, turn the head, grasp firmly, and respond to sounds, light, and touch.

36 Weeks               

You should still feel movement every day. Your baby's position changes to prepare itself for labor and delivery. The baby drops down in your pelvis, and usually his or her head is facing down toward the birth canal.

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Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD, FACOG on September 12, 2014
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