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Is there any problem with premature delivery at 36 weeks?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Certainly can be

About half the infants will spend 10-14 days in the NICU for respiratory problems and need a variety of interventions that include IV fluids, antibiotics, breathing support with oxygen or a ventilator. Some get by with less help, but you can't predict that ahead of time.

In brief: Certainly can be

About half the infants will spend 10-14 days in the NICU for respiratory problems and need a variety of interventions that include IV fluids, antibiotics, breathing support with oxygen or a ventilator. Some get by with less help, but you can't predict that ahead of time.
Dr. James Ferguson
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