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How Your Kid Moves In Preparation To Be Born

Some time after week 37, your kid will start heading for the light – rotating in the womb so the head’s pointed down toward the birth canal in preparation for the big day. The process isn’t instantaneous, so don’t go staring at her stomach hoping to see a swan dive, but your partner will probably notice. The shift results in a lower center of gravity than she’s felt up to this point and is sometimes called “lightening.” Other side effects include less heartburn and easier breathing, which – if you’re lucky – results in a more comfortable mother (aside from the whole “verge of bursting open” thing).