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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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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 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 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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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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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