How might my actions affect my baby during week 37 of pregnancy?

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In week 37 of your pregnancy, your baby is positioned for delivery and you may be having early signs of labor, such as intense contractions. If your baby has not moved into the standard head-down delivery position yet, don't panic. Your doctor can help direct the baby toward the bottom of your uterus by manipulating the baby from outside the womb or even with medicine. Some women have even successfully encouraged their baby to move itself by playing music through headphones at the bottom of their uterus. Focusing on relaxation techniques you may have learned from childbirth classes is another natural way that you can help your baby work itself into the delivery position. As the muscles in the uterus relax, the baby can move more easily.

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