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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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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Will loud music such as a car radio affect my babies hearing.....I'm 36 weeks?

Will loud music such as a car radio affect my babies hearing.....I'm 36 weeks?

No: It will not. The baby is protected by the bag of water it is floating in, and it does an excellent job of protecting the babies ears. ...Read more

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I am 38 .i have triplets pregnancy for 7week.I'm worried this situation. is that possible that three babies carring for 36 weeks.

I am 38 .i have triplets pregnancy for 7week.I'm worried this situation. is that possible that three babies carring for 36 weeks.

Yes: Most will end up in labor earlier and deliver by urgent C-section, but some get lucky. I had one mom carry to 37 wks with triplets & all did well. Just make sure you maintain good communication with your delivery team so they can work with you to get as far as possible. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I just listened to my babies heartrste on the packet fetal doppler I have at home and it read 194. Should I be concerned?

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I just listened to my babies heartrste on the packet fetal doppler I have at home and it read 194. Should I be concerned?

Heart beat accelerat: When the baby moves at this point of the pregnancy, the heart rate goes up. This is called an acceleration and is a good thing. It should settle back down soon afterwards to the normal range. If it stays elevated and you are having pain or fever, you should contact your OB right away. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant w/twins, have been on bed rest for 10 wks. The wt of babies last wk was 5.6lbsand 6 lbs. If induced at this stage will babies be ok?

36 weeks pregnant w/twins, have been on bed rest for 10 wks. The wt of babies last wk was 5.6lbsand 6 lbs. If induced at this stage will babies be ok?

Define OK ??: If your question is primarily that of survival, outlook is good.However, at 36 wks there is a 50% risk of premature lung disease, more for male infants than female.Successful treatment is the usual outcome at this stage, but the longer you can stay pregnant, the better your chances of avoiding neonatal intensive care for the babies. ...Read more

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I am almost 36 weeks pregnant and I am having horrible back pain and a lot of vaginal pressure. Is this normal? Previous babies were C-section

I am almost 36 weeks pregnant and I am having horrible back pain and a lot of vaginal pressure. Is this normal? Previous babies were C-section

Call your doctor!: This is definitely a case when you need to talk to your personal doctor and see when she would like to evaluate you in person! ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and feel vibrations/twitches in my stomach. Is this normal? Do babies have seizures inutero??

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and feel vibrations/twitches in my stomach. Is this normal? Do babies have seizures inutero??

Likely hiccups: Some have speculated that the close position of the babies stomach to the diaphragm causes a rubbing that triggers the hiccups.This is common & generally continues on through the first months after birth. Once the child grows longer & the stomach can drop away from the diaphragm the frequency declines. It bothers mom's more than the baby.Not a seizure! ...Read more

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My baby is 36 weeks an every time she's giving a bottle her oxygen level drops why is this happening? An yes she was born early too.

My baby is 36 weeks an every time she's giving a bottle her oxygen level drops why is this happening? An yes she was born early too.

Maybe: She may be holding her breath while drinking and may need to take breaks. Why are they checking her oxygen? More history and physical needed for this particular case. Please see your doctor ...Read more

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When was my baby conceived? My baby was born on nov. 29 2013, she was born premature at 36 weeks with due date of Dec. 19.

When was my baby conceived? My baby was born on nov. 29 2013, she was born premature at 36 weeks with due date of Dec. 19.

Approximately 3/28: There are pregnancy calculators for this. Rule of thumb: LMP + (9 months + ~7 days)= EDC (estimated date of confinement), i.e., 'due date'. ...Read more

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Which celebrities babies have retinopathy of prematurity?

Which celebrities babies have retinopathy of prematurity?

Protected info: This is protected health information, to which only the parent's, child and doctors involved should be privy. ...Read more

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Who else has retinopathy of prematurity besides tiny babies?

Who else has retinopathy of prematurity besides tiny babies?

Also iillnesses: Prematurity is a risk factor that can lead to blindness. One important risk factor is birth weight, 1251 grams or less (2 lbs 12 ounces). A landmark study called the early treatment for retinopathy of prematurity, laser decreased incidence of blindness http://www.Nei.Nih.Gov/neitrials/static/study83.Asp the patient will need lifelong eye care for glaucoma, cataracts, strabismus, amblyopia, etc. ...Read more

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How common now is retinopathy of prematurity (rop) in babies?

How common now is retinopathy of prematurity (rop) in babies?

Rare: 0.2 - 0.4% of all babies born in the us. The more premature the baby, the higher the likelihood. ...Read more

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Are premature babies who suffered retinopathy of prematurity have any chance of seeing?

Are premature babies who suffered retinopathy of prematurity have any chance of seeing?

Yes: Babies with retinopathy of prematurity (rop) have a good chance of seeing in societies where advanced medical care exists. About 500 children per year in the us are reported to develop blindness due to rop. Ongoing follow up for babies with rop is important because other vision issues can also occur in these children over time. ...Read more

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Are premature babies who suffered retinopathy of prematurity and went blind ever going to have any chance of seeing?

Are premature babies who suffered retinopathy of prematurity and went blind ever going to have any chance of seeing?

Very Unlikely: Prematurity is a risk factor that can lead to blindness. One important risk factor is birth weight, 1251 grams or less (2 lbs 12 ounces). A landmark study called the early treatment for retinopathy of prematurity, laser decreased incidence of blindness http://www.Nei.Nih.Gov/neitrials/static/study83.Asp the patient will need lifelong eye care for glaucoma, cataracts, strabismus, amblyopia, etc. ...Read more

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When was my baby conceived?Born on 11-29-13,premature at 36 weeks w/due date of 12-19-13. Had sex on 4-21&4-25-13 Lmp was week of 4-7-13.

When was my baby conceived?Born on 11-29-13,premature at 36 weeks w/due date of 12-19-13. Had sex on 4-21&4-25-13 Lmp was week of 4-7-13.

Confusion: If you go based upon your LMP, you conceived between 4-16 to 4-21-13; however, that doesn't match up with your due date of 12-19-13. Instead, if you go by your LMP, your due date should have been 1/12/14. So I'm not sure you'll have a definite answer based on this information. ...Read more

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My baby born at 36 weeks and know he's 10 weeks old. He doesn't smile yet. Is that normal?

My baby born at 36 weeks and know he's 10 weeks old. He doesn't smile yet. Is that normal?

Should be soon: Infants born at 36 weeks and later are often only very slightly delayed (if at all) in their developmental milestones. Giving the benefit of doubt with a corrected age of 6 weeks, your baby should start to smile, laugh, follow gaze to midline and hold the head up at 45 degrees over the next 2-3 weeks. If not, see your pediatrician for assessment. ...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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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