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is 36 weeks considered full term? -- and why don't you stop labor after 36 weeks?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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37 weejs: 37 weeks is consiidered fullterm. We don't stop labor after 35 to 36 weeks because the risks of the medications can outweigh the risks of prematurity.
Answered on Apr 15, 2013
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