Full term?

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  1. gilliankelly

    gilliankelly Well-Known Member

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    OK, some sources tell me a pregnancy is full term at 37-weeks, other sources tell me it's 38-weeks, and other sources tell me it's 40-weeks, although I'm a tad suspicious of it being 40-weeks (isn't that just the average of when women go into spontaneous labour?)

    When is full term?
     
  2. KX

    KX Well-Known Member

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    Sorry i dont know but I have always wanted to know this too!

    As if I gave birth at 35 weeks for eg that surely isnt classed as premature?:wacko:
     
  3. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    I think full term counts at 37 weeks onwards. Thats what ive read anyways :D
     
  4. Louise

    Louise Proud mum to baby Nick

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    I was told they dont grown anymore after 37 weeks, though I dont know how true this actually is!
    I know girls who have given birth at 35 weeks and within 3 days the baby was at home- so I dunno!!!!
     
  5. KX

    KX Well-Known Member

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    My MW told me that when u go over due ur buba can gain upto 1lb a week!:wacko:
     
  6. Imi

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    You are classed as "full term" at 37wks your bubs is classed as prem if born before.

    Madeleine was born at 36 and classed as a "prem" Baby ...

    xxx
     
  7. Louise

    Louise Proud mum to baby Nick

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    But did maddie look like every other full term baby, regardless of being 1 week of being full term?
     
  8. Imi

    Imi .

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    Both my kids were tiny at birth and small weights but looked perfect!

    xxx
     
  9. Louise

    Louise Proud mum to baby Nick

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    awww. bless x
     
  10. gilliankelly

    gilliankelly Well-Known Member

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    It's ironic; I know a few women who are being induced at 38-weeks, and my doctor might be inducing me at 38-weeks, and I wonder, why 38-weeks as opposed to 37-weeks? Why is 38-weeks such a milestone???
     

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