Here’s what to expect when you are 37 weeks pregnant with twins:
By 37 weeks in the twin pregnancy each of your twins may be well over 18″-19″ (46 cm) long and average the following measurements:
Head circumference: 13.25″ (337 mm)
Abdominal Circumference: 13″ (330 mm)
Femur Bone Length (about from the waist to knee): 2.75″ (70 mm)
Each baby is about the length of a stalk of Swiss chard.
What to Expect
Typical weight gain for Mom at this point is about one pound per week (0.6kg).
Total weight gain for the twin pregnancy so far will average between 38 to 54 pounds (17.2 to 24.5kg).
For more details on Mom’s health, see:
Mom & Baby at 37 Weeks Pregnant
Pictures and Video
Here’s an ultrasound video of what you might see at 37 weeks pregnant with twins:
Belly Picture at 37 weeks:
Picture by Gregory Katsoulis
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If Your Twins Were Born This Week
Your twins are considered to term. They are typically born as healthy as their singleton counterparts. Twins born during the 37th week average a hospital stay of about 6 days and normally go home with Mom when she leaves the hospital.
What to Prepare This Week
When Mom is 37 weeks pregnant with twins, she is physically no longer able to do much preparation. Any leftover tasks you have will need to be done by Dad or someone else. Hopefully at this point you don’t have much left to do since your twins will arrive any day now.
By the time Mom reaches 37 weeks pregnant with twins, she is extremely uncomfortable day and night. She is ready for the twins to be born NOW.
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