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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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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am currently 36 weeks pregnant, afi 22 cm, baby 6 lbs 15 oz at 33weeks, passed 3 hour glucose test, barely failed one hour, gestational diabetes or.?

I am currently 36 weeks pregnant, afi 22 cm, baby 6 lbs 15 oz at 33weeks, passed 3 hour glucose test, barely failed one hour, gestational diabetes or.?

Big baby: If your baby is symmetrically large, you may just have a big baby. If the abdominal circumference is large in relation to the rest of the baby, talk to your OB about the best method for delivery. ...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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36 weeks pregnant & want to know, if i haven't taken much prenatal pills throughout my pregnancy can I still have a healthy baby?

36 weeks pregnant & want to know, if i haven't taken much prenatal pills throughout my pregnancy can I still have a healthy baby?

Normal to worry!: Unfortunately, 36 weeks is just the start of a long period of worrying about your children! while it would have been optimal to have taken prenatal vitamins, you get many of the same nutrients if you eat a reasonably healthy diet. Not smoking is also critical. If you are a smoker, stop now. Take comfort in the reassurance of your baby's activity and hopefully, normal exams. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...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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If u used methamphetamine acouple times throughout your pregnancy and the last time was 36 weeks will it show up in baby system and placenta wen born?

If u used methamphetamine acouple times throughout your pregnancy and the last time was 36 weeks will it show up in baby system and placenta wen born?

Potentially: The meconium (poo) is the place i look for evidence of drug use.It begins to form around 12-14 wks and may contain traces of any drug taken prior to delivery. ...Read more