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Delivery At 34 36 Weeks (Overview)

Sometimes early delivery is recommended for medical reasons. This can be done by induction of labor or c-section.


Delivery At 34 36 Weeks (Overview)

Sometimes early delivery is recommended for medical reasons. This can be done by induction of labor or c-section.


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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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Is there any problem with premature delivery at 36 weeks?

Is there any problem with premature delivery at 36 weeks?

Not commonly.: Late preterm birth such as the one you inquire about at 36 weeks has increased risks for neonatal morbidities such as difficulty eating, breathing, infection and death - but only slightly compared to full term (39-40 weeks) births. Most 36 weekers go home with mom within 2-3 days of life and do just fine. ...Read more

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In my ultrasound (36 weeks) i'm in cephalic presentation, possible chances of normal delivery?

In my ultrasound (36 weeks) i'm in cephalic presentation, possible chances of normal delivery?

Very high: That's great and you couldn't expect anything more at this point in the pregnancy. A vaginal delivery is dependent on the size of the baby, and the shape of the woman's pelvis. Of course, those can be out of your control. Good luck! ...Read more

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Want to know what complications a sedentary lifestyle can cause during labor and delivery and the baby. I'm healthy but not phys active @ 36 weeks. ?

Want to know what complications a sedentary lifestyle can cause during labor and delivery and the baby. I'm healthy but not phys active @ 36 weeks. ?

Small risk: A sedentary lifestyle may result in more weight gain during your pregnancy. Also, your blood clotting factors are elevated in pregnancy, so you are at risk for a blood clot. These are very small risks, however, and I would not worry to much about it. ...Read more

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Will carpel tunnel syndrome harm my baby at 36 weeks? Or can I wait for delivery to get treatment or will symptoms resolve after birth?

Will carpel tunnel syndrome harm my baby at 36 weeks? Or can I wait for delivery to get treatment or will symptoms resolve after birth?

Kenalog inj / splint: The treatment will not affect your baby.At 36 weeks pregnancy, you only have another 4 weeks to go ; the carpal tunnel symptoms can be best addressed conservatively by using splints and/or kenalog injection.After delivery, the symptoms will usually resolve as the excess water weight decreases.Only a small precentage of women need to have their pregnancy induced carpal tunnel addressed surgically. ...Read more

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