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Is 36 weeks considered full term? -- and why don't you stop labor after 36 weeks?

Is 36 weeks considered full term? -- and why don't you stop labor after 36 weeks?

37 weejs: 37 weeks is consiidered fullterm. We don't stop labor after 35 to 36 weeks because the risks of the medications can outweigh the risks of prematurity. ...Read more

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Full Term (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What's the difference between a baby born at 36 weeks and one full term ? Will the baby act any different ?

What's the difference between a baby born at 36 weeks and one full term ? Will the baby act any different ?

Short/long term: Babies nervous system development is mapped out from the point of conception rather than the time of birth. Developmental expectations like sitting/standing/walking etc. Are adjusted for these kids by a month. Other functions like gut maturity, kidney function and the like mature based on time of birth. So some issues are different some the same.By 2, most kids will act the same. ...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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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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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