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.
No. 36 weeks is still a bit early and is consider pre-term. We don't stop labor for a few reasons. First, we don't seem to be able to stop labor for more than a couple of days at that point. Second, babies seem to do just as well if we stop the labor as if we don't. Third, there is a risk of infection with pre-term delivery at 36 weeks and we don't want to expose your baby to infection.