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Full Term (Overview)

Full term is a condition in which a baby is delivered after reaching 37 weeks' gestation. Full term babies are presumed to be normal, compared with premature babies who can suffer from cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc..., depending on the severity of prematurity.


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Is it normal to feel hard kicks when I am almost full term?

Is it normal to feel hard kicks when I am almost full term?

Yes: Women vary in how much they feel their babies move. Or maybe I should say babies vary in how much they move. Some babies are gentle, others feel like they have soccer balls or skis in there with them. Activity is good. As always, if you are concerned that something is wrong, call your doctor. There are ways to check that your baby is healthy. ...Read more

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Full Term (Overview)

Full term is a condition in which a baby is delivered after reaching 37 weeks' gestation. Full term babies are presumed to be normal, compared with premature babies who can suffer from cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc..., depending on the severity of prematurity.


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What are the outcomes for grade 2 ivh for normal weight full term infants ?

What are the outcomes for grade 2 ivh for normal weight full term infants ?

IVH grade-2: Usually not much. Early intervention ( with physical therapy) helps. However, long term consequences are not definitely clear. Some research links them to later on behavioral problems ( add etc) or learning disability ( dyslexia) however most importantly, every child is different and we cannot predict. ...Read more

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What is the level of speech development expected for a 16 months old boy born full term?

What is the level of speech development expected for a 16 months old boy born full term?

4-6 words: At 15 months of age we expect a child to have 4-6 words. They generally can follow simple commands, such as 'go get your shoes,' and can point to 2-3 body parts (eyes, nose, ears, belly button, etc.) Of course all children develop at their own pace. But a 16 month old who is not close to meeting these milestones should be evaluated by their doctor. ...Read more

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My son is 8 months old and his height is 70 CM and he was born full term so i was wondering,is he under weight for his age?

My son is 8 months old and his height is 70 CM and he was born full term so i was wondering,is he under weight for his age?

What is his weight?: If you would kindly include his weight in your post, we can check his growth percentiles and answer fully. Thanks! ...Read more

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My son was born full term with a weight of 3,5 kg and now he is 9 months and weighs 8,2kg and with a height of 70 cm,is he under weight for his age?

My son was born full term with a weight of 3,5 kg and now he is 9 months and weighs 8,2kg and with a height of 70 cm,is he under weight for his age?

If he seems: healthy, don't worry about how large he is. Children grow at their own rate despite what parents might wish. Feedl him a balanced diet and allow your MD to monitor how he is doing. Enjoy him and allow him to grow at his own rate ...Read more

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Can I go full term with my prior problem pregnancies?

Can I go full term with my prior problem pregnancies?

Yes: Each pregnancy is different. Depending on waht your "problem" pregnacies involved. Newer traetment plans and testing are avaiable to help depending on waht the actual problem was. ...Read more

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What is the normal birth weight of a baby at full term?

What is the normal birth weight of a baby at full term?

Usually 6-8 lbs.: Birth weight varies according to # of weeks of gestation and the size and ethnicity of the baby as well as other factors during pregnancy and the health of the placenta. Boys tend to weigh slightly more than girls. But, on average, a normal term baby weighs between 6 and 8 pounds. ...Read more

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Do I need to feed my premature baby more than a full-term baby?

Do I need to feed my premature baby more than a full-term baby?

Yes: Premature babies have a smaller stomach size and will need to eat smaller amounts more frequently than larger full term babies. Soon after birth premature babies can also have a harder time maintaing their blood sugar; more frequent feedings will help to maintain their blood sugars more easily. ...Read more

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Is a full term baby still possible after 2 abortions and 2 miscarriages?

Is a full term baby still possible after 2 abortions and 2 miscarriages?

Yes, but see REI MD: You may still have a healthy baby: you've been pregnant 4 times already. Abortions rarely cause problems, but any surgical procedures (D&C) may cause scar tissue inside the uterus. After 2 miscarriages see a fertility md (rei) to look for causes of recurrent miscarriage, including uterus problems like polyps or fibroids, blood clotting disorders, immune system problems, low egg supply. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What should I do if I am nearing full term and I cannot feel any baby movements?

What should I do if I am nearing full term and I cannot feel any baby movements?

Fetal movement : The lack of fetal movement is an emergency and should be monitored immediately. Go to hospital. ...Read more

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I have a cervix length of 26mm and I am planning for kids, can I make it full term?

I have a cervix length of 26mm and I am planning for kids, can I make it full term?

Wait and see: The cervix is a dynamic and you can't predict what will happen during a pregnacyby one exam ,when you are not pregnant.Furthermore a shortened cervix doesn't necessarily always mean a premature delivery. ...Read more

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If i'm 32 weeks and 2 days how many weeks do I have in order for it to be full term?

If i'm 32 weeks and 2 days how many weeks do I have in order for it to be full term?

5 weeks: A pregnancy is considered full term after 37 weeks. Although 40 weeks is the length of a pregnancy, babies born after 37 weeks are considered to be born full term. ...Read more

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After 2 miscarriages, will she always miscarry or it possible she could still carry a baby to full term?

After 2 miscarriages, will she always miscarry or it possible she could still carry a baby to full term?

Miscarriage: The cause of most miscarriages is a chromosomal abnormality in the fetus. One in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage. The chance of another miscarriage after two miscarriages isn't any higher. The odds are still in your favor that the fetus will be normal. However, sometimes parents carry a chromosomal re-arrangement which increases the risk of a miscarriage. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to do 4th d&c will it will affect my chances of carry a baby to full term when I'm ready?

Is it safe for me to do 4th d&c will it will affect my chances of carry a baby to full term when I'm ready?

It depends: It depends on why you have needed 3 previous D & C's. Every time the cervix is dilated there is always a risk that a cervical tear can occur which can damage the ability of the cervix to remained closed during pregnancy. Talk to the MD who is doing the procedure about this concern. ...Read more

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Is 38 wks consider full term I'm due September But he keep dropping don't think ima. Go that far if he come at 38 weeks would he be full term?

Is 38 wks consider full term I'm due September But he keep dropping don't think ima. Go that far if he come at 38 weeks would he be full term?

38 weeks - term: Normal pregnancies end anywhere between 38 and 42 weeks. It is the job of the healthcare professional to determine, whether or not a pregnancy can be considered to be normal. ...Read more

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Should I register at the hospital before I am full-term?

Should I register at the hospital before I am full-term?

Yes: Hospitals will be billing for the service they provide to you. It is very helpful if you preregister so that you are not trying to fill out paperwork in between contractions. This also helps you avoid mistakes with medical billing that you will have to fix after discharge when you are busy with a newborn at home. ...Read more

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