How might my actions affect my baby during week 36 of pregnancy?

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At week 36, your body is preparing for delivery. You may have difficulty walking and eating, and you may have to urinate frequently. You may also swell up and feel an increase in anxiety. These are all normal signs. Many women take this time to treat themselves to a professional prenatal massage. This releases bodily tension and can even help your baby maneuver into the final delivery position. You can also ease stress by taking an easy swim, though you should avoid hot tubs. At this point, you should also avoid traveling too far from home, as that can put extra stress on the baby and you may unexpectedly go into labor.

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