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What is full term pregnancy?
How many weeks is considered full term? I have heard that baby can come anytime after week 36, but the expected date of delivery that doctors give is usually 40 weeks I guess. Are babies born before week 40 completely healthy?
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I think it varies slightly, but in general 37 weeks is considered full term.
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My doctor says 38 weeks to 40 weeks if full term.  
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After 36 weeks baby is fine my seven year old was born at 36 weeks and weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces
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ACOG and SMFM now define a full-term pregnancy as a pregnancy that lasts between 39 weeks, 0 days and 40 weeks 6 days.
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Last thing adopted by the APA is 39 weeks. That is when a baby is considered full term but in the end it really depends on the baby's growth. It could be fully grown and ready to come out earlier than this.
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Thank you all for your replies
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38-40 weeks is considered term. 35-37 is considered late preterm.
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36-37; sorry I hit the wrong number.
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