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Doctor insights on: Average Baby Weight At 36 Weeks

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Will loud music such as a car radio affect my babies hearing.....I'm 36 weeks?

Will loud music such as a car radio affect my babies hearing.....I'm 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

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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?

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

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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 am 38 .i have triplets pregnancy for 7week.I'm worried this situation. is that possible that three babies carring for 36 weeks.

Yes: Most will end up in labor earlier and deliver by urgent C-section, but some get lucky. I had one mom carry to 37 wks with triplets & all did well. Just make sure you maintain good communication with your delivery team so they can work with you to get as far as possible. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and feel vibrations/twitches in my stomach. Is this normal? Do babies have seizures inutero??

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What's the average weight and length of a five months infant?

What's the average weight and length of a five months infant?

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

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What should be the average weight of 3 month old infant?

What should be the average weight of 3 month old infant?

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

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What is the average weight & height of an 8month old infant?

What is the average weight & height of an 8month old infant?

Varies: Around 20 lbs 28 inches. . There are different growth charts for girls and boys and prematurely born. There is a wide variation of normal. The best indcator of normal development is the steady growth of height, weight and head circumference over successive months ...Read more

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Is this serious? My baby is still breached at 36 weeks?

Is this serious? My baby is still breached at 36 weeks?

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

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My baby born at 36 weeks and know he's 10 weeks old. He doesn't smile yet. Is that normal?

My baby born at 36 weeks and know he's 10 weeks old. He doesn't smile yet. Is that normal?

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

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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?

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

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What happens to the baby if the placenta is partially covering the cervix at 36 weeks?

What happens to the baby if the placenta is partially covering the cervix at 36 weeks?

Nothing if no blood: The condition to which you are referring is called placenta prévia. In the absence of bleeding the baby is not in any immediate danger. Discuss with your doctor timing and mode of delivery. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Maybe: She may be holding her breath while drinking and may need to take breaks. Why are they checking her oxygen? More history and physical needed for this particular case. Please see your doctor ...Read more

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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

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I'm 36 weeks and am wondering how Ricola will affect baby?

I'm 36 weeks and am wondering how Ricola will affect baby?

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

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Babys movement increaced dramatically today is that normal? 36 weeks 5 days

Babys movement increaced dramatically today is that normal? 36 weeks 5 days

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

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I'm 36 weeks and have an oblique lying baby. Will he move or will this affect my birth?

I'm 36 weeks and have an oblique lying baby. Will he move or will this affect my birth?

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

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I haven't felt my baby move like regular all day im 36 weeks should I have a non stress test?

I haven't felt my baby move like regular all day im 36 weeks  should I have a non stress test?

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

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Yes this my 4th child I'm 36 weeks 6 days and cervix still closed is it accurate will it change soon?

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