Are there any warning signs I should look for during week 37 of pregnancy?

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Although your baby has less room to move around in at week 37, it should still be actively kicking. Call your doctor if you have stopped feeling movement in your belly. Many women experience signs of labor at this time, so it is important to know what to look for. The first sign may be painful contractions that are similar to menstrual cramps, but may last up to a minute long and return every five minutes. You should also watch out for a vaginal discharge that has changed consistency or that is tinted with mucus or blood. This is called "bloody show." The discharge does not have to be heavy to indicate labor, so if you notice any vaginal leaking, talk to your doctor. In addition, some women also feel pressure in their pelvis, which can indicate that your baby is ready to be born.

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