You might feel an urge to pass bowels frequently in the last few days. Continue eating fibre-rich foods to avoid straining the blood vessels around the anus.
Some women suddenly feel an extra burst of energy towards the end of pregnancy. You might find yourself wanting to clean the house, do some last minute shopping or cook up a storm in the kitchen. Just remember not to lift any heavy weight that could strain your back.
You might want to keep a note pad and pen handy to note down the frequency and duration of your contractions. Your doctor will want to know these details so s/he can accordingly guide you, about when you can head to the hospital.