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Doctor insights on: Is A Baby Born At 36 Weeks Premature

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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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Before how many weeks is a delivery considered a premature baby?

Before how many weeks is a delivery considered a  premature baby?

Before 37 weeks: 37 weeks of pregnancy and beyond is considered "full term". Even babies born between 37 and 39 weeks can have more problems with breathing and eating than babies born after 39 weeks though. ...Read more

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Can a twin lost at 36 weeks gestation.

Can a twin lost at 36 weeks gestation.

Cannot disappear: A twin at 36 weeks can pass in the womb, but will still be there, as opposed to what is called a "vanishing" twin, where a woman with a twin pregnancy experiences the miscarriage of one twin, hence "vanishing" twin. ...Read more

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Is a baby dwarf born regular sized or is he already small at birth?

Is a baby dwarf born regular sized or is he already small at birth?

Dwarf babies: Babies look normal at birth, they may have large head and short limbs, but look normal.They may show evidence of the conditions causing the dwarfism. ...Read more

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How much milk should a premature baby born at 35 weeks be drinking? 6 days old

How much milk should a premature baby born at 35 weeks be drinking? 6 days old

1-1.5 oz/kg/feed: It's weight dependent. The volume should be about 140-160 ml/kg/day divided by amount of feeds per day (~8). Your child would also probably benefit from additional amount of calories (22 cal/oz fortification) BM/formula. ...Read more

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Can a baby survive at 28 weeks if born that early?

Can a baby survive at 28 weeks if born that early?

Yes;Depending: The survival of an infant at 28 wks is possible at most centers that are prepared for such deliveries. Early recognition & aggressive treatment of respiratory & other issues are needed & with rx they can make it.However, some deliver prematurely because of problems such as infection, maternal hypertension, etc. & the degree of instability caused by these issues can influence outcome. ...Read more

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Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?

Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?

Wait 21.9 (+/-2)wks: While there are many wives' tales about predicting baby's gender, all have their flaws. The only way to truly tell is once the little one is born. What a blessed surprise! ...Read more

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Is there a big difference in fetal development and maturation if a baby was born at 31 weeks compared to 35.5 weeks?

Is there a big difference in fetal development and maturation if a baby was born at 31 weeks compared to 35.5 weeks?

yes: You are talking about a difference of about ten percent and the difference between the two gestational ages is significant. Most 35 weekers will do ok from a lung perspective but many 31 weekers will have resp. Issues. Both are preemie but one is much closer to term. ...Read more

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9weeks pregnant ultrasound shows twins. One baby healthy with heartbeat. Other baby stopped growing at 7weeks. Is this dangerous for the healthy baby?

9weeks pregnant ultrasound shows twins. One baby healthy with heartbeat. Other baby stopped growing at 7weeks. Is this dangerous for the healthy baby?

No: at this early stage these findings are not worrisome. The range of findings at 9 weeks are such that both babies may be ok. Assume the best and relax now. An ultrasound in a month or so from now will be reassuring. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for a baby born at 35 weeks?

What is the survival rate for a baby born at 35 weeks?

Usually excellent: “Babies born after 35 weeks are only mildly preterm and usually do very well.” (http://www.birth.com.au/premature-baby/survival-of-preterm-babies-gestation#.VVpX1fFdWM8) ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of baby if born prematurely at 34 weeks? My baby's weight is 2500g.

What is the survival rate of baby if born prematurely at 34 weeks?  My baby's weight is 2500g.

Premature baby: The survival rate for your baby depends on many factors concerning your babies health and condition. You should ask this question to your pediatrician who can give your the best information. ...Read more

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Why is 8 month premature baby boy is high risk to die than a premature baby girl?

Why is 8 month premature baby boy is high risk to die than a premature baby girl?

Not clear: The answer as to why prematurely born males have a higher mortality rate than females is not completely understood. ...Read more

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I am 34yr. had 2 miscarriages at 20weeks. have 1 baby born at 31 weeks after cerclage.had gestational diabetes.possible risks for another baby?

I am 34yr. had 2 miscarriages at 20weeks. have 1 baby born at 31 weeks after cerclage.had gestational diabetes.possible risks for another baby?

High risk obstetrics: You report multiple risk factors for future pregnancies. I would encourage you to seek a maternal fetal medicine consultation prior to conception to review your history and make recommendations. ...Read more

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Is there any problem with premature delivery at 36 weeks?

Is there any problem with premature delivery at 36 weeks?

Not commonly.: Late preterm birth such as the one you inquire about at 36 weeks has increased risks for neonatal morbidities such as difficulty eating, breathing, infection and death - but only slightly compared to full term (39-40 weeks) births. Most 36 weekers go home with mom within 2-3 days of life and do just fine. ...Read more

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Is this serious? My baby is still breached at 36 weeks?

Is this serious? My baby is still breached at 36 weeks?

Not really...: A breech baby simply means that the baby is bottom down instead of head down. This doesn't affect the baby until its time to deliver. Because delivering the bottom first is more risky to the baby, most Ob/Gyns will recommend a c/section or an attempt to turn the baby around. C/Sections are very safe for you and for the baby. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it rare that a baby born at 31 weeks has no breathing issues, or does a baby born this early almost always have issues?

Is it rare that a baby born at 31 weeks has no breathing issues, or does a baby born this early almost always have issues?

Most do, some don't: The frequency of breathing issues for a 31 wk premi exceed 75%, which vary in intensity. Some that do not appear to have problems initially will do so in the first several days. Some that were under a good deal of stress during pregnancy may accelerate their lung maturity. ...Read more

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Heartbeat at 6 weeks how likely is a miscarriage?

Heartbeat at 6 weeks how likely is a miscarriage?

Pregnancy: With a fetal heart rate at 6 weeks the chances of miscarriage are reduced significantly: to around 3 to 5%. Factors which increase the risk of miscarriage include prior obstetric history (like if the patient has had recurrent miscarriage), any systemic medical illnesses. And advanced maternal age. Good prenatal care is important to improve the chances of a successful pregnnacy. ...Read more

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4 month old baby born at 35w+3days. Should baby's born this early (5weeks) wait longer until they are introduced to solids?

4 month old baby born at 35w+3days. Should baby's born this early (5weeks) wait longer until they are introduced to solids?

Baby diet: Basically, in these days we do not recommend early introduction of solid food not even to full term infants because of food allergies. If the baby is growing well you may introduce the solid food around 6 mo of age unless otherwise advised by his pediatrician. ...Read more

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