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Old 04-22-2008, 06:45 AM   #1
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What is "full term"?

I am finding conflicting info here...is it 36 or 37 weeks that is considered full term? I am just confused and curious.

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Old 04-22-2008, 06:49 AM   #2
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Technically full term is 38-40 weeks. Fewer than 37 is preterm and over 40 is post term.
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I think 37 weeks is considered full term, even though a lot of babies still aren't ready by then!
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37 weeks is considered full term but 36 week babies are pretty good too usually. My dr won't stop my labor after 35 weeks.
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I've always heard that 37 weeks is the magic number sara
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Our midwives told us 37-43 weeks (though hopefully no one goes that long!!). 40 is just the average.
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Re: What is "full term"?

It's 38-42 weeks
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apparently it differs by OB...mine says 37 weeks
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My MW considers it to be 37 weeks.
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