When you are around 37 weeks pregnant, if it's your first pregnancy you may feel more comfortable as your baby moves down ready to be born, although you will probably feel increased pressure in your lower abdomen. If it's not your first pregnancy, the baby may not move down until labour.
Most women will go into labour between 38 and 42 weeks of pregnancy. Your midwife or doctor should give you information about your options if you go beyond 41 weeks pregnant.
Call your hospital or midwife at any time if you have any worries about your baby or about labour and birth.