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Average Baby Weight At 36 Weeks
No: It will not. The baby is protected by the bag of water it is floating in, and it does an excellent job of protecting the babies ears. ...Read more
If a patient wanted to be induced early to avoid a difficult delivery of a large infant, how unusual will it be to induce at less than 36 weeks?
Extremely: No doctor should consider this based on current guidelines. You should be evaluated for causes of a large infant. Elective delivery should not be performed prior to 39 weeks. Estimated size is not an appropriate indication for early delivery due to the inaccuracy inherent in estimating fetal weight. Size may be considered when deciding the route of delivery. ...Read more
I am 38 .i have triplets pregnancy for 7week.I'm worried this situation. is that possible that three babies carring for 36 weeks.
I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I just listened to my babies heartrste on the packet fetal doppler I have at home and it read 194. Should I be concerned?
Heart beat accelerat: When the baby moves at this point of the pregnancy, the heart rate goes up. This is called an acceleration and is a good thing. It should settle back down soon afterwards to the normal range. If it stays elevated and you are having pain or fever, you should contact your OB right away. ...Read more
36 weeks pregnant w/twins, have been on bed rest for 10 wks. The wt of babies last wk was 5.6lbsand 6 lbs. If induced at this stage will babies be ok?
Define OK ??: If your question is primarily that of survival, outlook is good.However, at 36 wks there is a 50% risk of premature lung disease, more for male infants than female.Successful treatment is the usual outcome at this stage, but the longer you can stay pregnant, the better your chances of avoiding neonatal intensive care for the babies. ...Read more
I am 36 weeks pregnant with twins and need to wear an Abdominal corset for just 30 minutes.. would that harm the babies?
Twins: No it wont harm your twins.Good luck! ...Read more
I am almost 36 weeks pregnant and I am having horrible back pain and a lot of vaginal pressure. Is this normal? Previous babies were C-section
Call your doctor!: This is definitely a case when you need to talk to your personal doctor and see when she would like to evaluate you in person! ...Read more
I'm 36 weeks pregnant and feel vibrations/twitches in my stomach. Is this normal? Do babies have seizures inutero??
Likely hiccups: Some have speculated that the close position of the babies stomach to the diaphragm causes a rubbing that triggers the hiccups.This is common & generally continues on through the first months after birth. Once the child grows longer & the stomach can drop away from the diaphragm the frequency declines. It bothers mom's more than the baby.Not a seizure! ...Read more
How long is an infant protected from the flu shot given to a pregnant woman in the 3rd trimester? I got the 4 virus version.
Hard to be sure: The antibodies built during pregnancy are pushed into baby at a level higher per pound than mom retains. That said, all such antibodies begin to age out and become less effective with time. By 3-6 mo there is little if any left. Since there are always a few more flu strains circulating than the ones they can put in the vaccine, it is important to avoid exposure as the primary form of prevention ...Read more
What is the average babys chances of getting sids? Mine was born at 36 weeks gestation with no issues but should I worry, are the statsics low?
Low risk in general: Over 2000 babies die from sids in us per year- I do not know the canadian sids rate. Research does show that premature babies have a higher risk defined as infants. ...Read more
My baby weights 2900 grams at 36 weeks of pregnancy. I have GD but controlled by diet.i'm small,158cm, and wonder if vaginal birth is for me or not?
Probably: Vaginal birth is dependent on many factors in the mother, the baby and the passages ( your pelvis and the power of contractions), generally speaking you would be a candidate for vaginal birth, but your obstetrician would better assess that and during labor many factors contribute, wish you an uneventful pregnancy and labor and a healthy baby ...Read more
Am 36 weeks of pregnancy and my doctor told me that my baby's size is smaller than it should be in this week .. How can I increase his weight and tall?
36 weeks preg. Had internal exam, cervix closed baby's head engaged. How can the obgyn determine estimate weight of baby? He says will be btw 3-3.2 kgs
Ball park: This is an estimation . Even using ultrasound for calculations, this can be off well over a pound. ...Read more
36 weeks pregnant. Taking 50mg of levothiroxine daily. TSH/T4 perfectly normal a month ago. Baby super active, measuring 40 percentile. I'm loosing considerably weight and appetite since a week, could this be related to current dose at this stage?
Possible: The dose of levothyroxine required does vary through pregnancy and after delivery. Discuss your weight loss and loss of appetite with your OB at your next visit. Normally these should be weekly at this point in pregnancy and you should be being weighed every visit. Hope this helps. Best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more
WHO Growth Charts: The world health organization (who) has done a wonderful job of standardizing normal. Check out this website to find your answer http://www.Who.Int/childgrowth/standards/en/. ...Read more
Depends: Full term females at 3 months typically weigh 4.5 to 6.5 kg. Full term males at 3 months of age typically weigh 5.5 to 7.5 kg. ...Read more
Not really...: A breech baby simply means that the baby is bottom down instead of head down. This doesn't affect the baby until its time to deliver. Because delivering the bottom first is more risky to the baby, most Ob/Gyns will recommend a c/section or an attempt to turn the baby around. C/Sections are very safe for you and for the baby. Best wishes! ...Read more
Should be soon: Infants born at 36 weeks and later are often only very slightly delayed (if at all) in their developmental milestones. Giving the benefit of doubt with a corrected age of 6 weeks, your baby should start to smile, laugh, follow gaze to midline and hold the head up at 45 degrees over the next 2-3 weeks. If not, see your pediatrician for assessment. ...Read more
I am 3cm an 50% thinned. This is my second child. My son came at 36 weeks. I am due may 24th. I was wondering if there was anything i can do to help?
Pregnancy: You should follow your OB doctor's instructions. If you deliver now, your baby should be 37-38 weeks and likely will be fine. ...Read more
No: this only means the baby is head down ...Read more
On my 36 weeks scan it says baby is in Presentation Cephalic 1. What does it mean exactly? Is baby engaged already?
The head is down: The baby's head is facing down in your pelvis. ...Read more
My baby is 36 weeks an every time she's giving a bottle her oxygen level drops why is this happening? An yes she was born early too.
I am 36 weeks and 4 days today and have a schd sono appt tomorrow to weigh baby. Can i request to get induced anytime after i hit my 37 wk mark?
Not recommended: The current recommendation is to avoid elective induction less than 39 weeks. There is significant data to support the fact that 39 week babies do better than 37 week babies (i.e. Nicu admissions). Thus, unless there are medical indications it is not recommended to be induced at 37weeks. ...Read more
It won't: Ricola has small amounts of herbs that help to relieve cough. I wouldn't eat the whole bag in a day but a few cough drops here and there this late in your pregnancy are fine. Tylenol (acetaminophen) also makes cough drops. You just need to read the package and look for anything they state regarding pregnancy. ...Read more
Yes: At first the kicks you notice will be few and far between. In fact, you may feel several movements one day and then none the next. Although your baby is moving and kicking regularly, many of his jerks and jolts aren't yet strong enough for you to feel. But later in the second trimester, those reassuring kicks will become stronger and more regular. ...Read more
Oblique Lie at 36 wk: An oblique lie (assuming this is head-down oblique) will convert to a longitudinal lie (head-down, cephalic, or "normal") 99% of the time by the time of labor. About 1% of the time, the baby may convert to a transverse lie. Obviously a transverse lie is not compatible with vaginal delivery, which would affect the birth. ...Read more
Ask your OB: You really need to speak to your ob. If the answer is not satisfactory, express that the answer is not addressing your concerns. If no more info is forthcoming, seek a second opinion from another ob. Do not deal with this on a message board. ...Read more
Yes this my 4th child I'm 36 weeks 6 days and cervix still closed is it accurate will it change soon?
Congratulations!: Congratulations on your 4th child. At 36 weeks+ the cervix is still closed by, I hope, a OB MD exam. At term, 38+ weeks Mother Nature will begin her "magical" labor process by initially effacing the cervix prior to "opening the door". The old axiom is true in this case regarding labor initiation by Mother Nature- "if the apple is ripe it will fall off the tree". ...Read more