When exactly is full term?

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  1. Chocoholic123

    Chocoholic123 Well-Known Member

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    It says 37 wks but I noticed in my baby book it says end of 37th week which would be not til nearly 38 wks?????
     
  2. lizzies29

    lizzies29 Well-Known Member

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    Im on my fourth baby hun and ive always been told that 37 weeks is classed as full term xx
     
  3. Loui1001

    Loui1001 Well-Known Member

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    I've heard 37 too
     
  4. Chocoholic123

    Chocoholic123 Well-Known Member

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    Yay, 1 week to go for me then !!:happydance:
     
  5. Kess

    Kess Well-Known Member

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    End of the 37th week would be the same as 37 weeks, I think, because the 1st week, for instance, is from day 0 to day 7, and on day 7 you'd be 1 week. So from 36+1 to 37 is the 37th week, so the end of that is 37 weeks pregnant. It's like 1998 was at the end of the 20th century. So both are right!
     
  6. sw121

    sw121 Mum of 1

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    My MW says 37 weeks. My book says 38 weeks. I believe my MW!
     
  7. CLH_X3

    CLH_X3 Love my two babies!

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    37 weeks :)
     
  8. mtemptress

    mtemptress Well-Known Member

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    i always wondered that fact, so i am right in saying that 37 weeks is full term and any extra time that they have added on is is just extra growing time?
     
  9. Agiboma

    Agiboma ME+DS+DD+DH

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    37 weeks as far as i know
     
  10. lilyanne

    lilyanne Mom & Pregnant with #2

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    The end of the 37th week of pregnancy is 37 +0 on a ticker or 37 weeks completed . The 1st week is day 0 to day 6. It gets confusing. That is why in many baby books you look at week 35 when you are 34 weeks. Full term is 37 completed weeks (37 +0).
     
  11. Louise1985

    Louise1985 Well-Known Member

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    it confuses me lol...but i think when your 37 weeks gone xxx
     

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