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FULL TERM

I post a comment that I'm full term & I'm 36 weeks I'm very excited about it nd wanted to share mii news but certain females  are saying I'm not full term but I know 36 is full term ....,. Wat do y'all think .... vote now ... 24 hours imma post the winners ....36 full tern or nah
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Hahaha don't do it girl. Go with what your doctor says. U know how I feel about this topic lol lol have u dilated more yet? Feeling any labor pains? In so excited for u and so jealous!!!! I wish I was 36.5 weeks already :( I want to see my little guy now!!! Lol
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I will be self inducing at 36 weeks bc I Consider it full term. But technically in doctors opinions it's not until 37. It used to be but they changed it..
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I'm pretty sure 36 weeks is considered full term.
8927222 tn?1415432715
I always thought 36 weeks was full term
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As I said on your last post....at intermountain healthcare in utah, nevada and Idaho as well as Sharp healthcare in San Diego 36 weeks is considered full term. All places are different tho. Definitely the closer to 40 the better. But lungs and everything are fully developed by 36. You know my opinion girl. Like i said....who cares what other people say. It wasn't even your question so just ignore them and their rude comments. This is YOUR time...you take it :)
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37 weeks is what I always thought but I don't know. I will gladly taking 36 though because I'm on bed rest and tired of having to stop contractions
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I don't know I guess everywhere is different?
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Haha I'm with you bittybean....3y is good with me lol
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36***
13167 tn?1327194124
Utah has a director of obstetrics?
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Yes it is! I know my doctor said at 34 weeks he is taking me off the medicine and bed rest and is going to just let me have him. So my baby has to be pretty close to full term right? So 36 sounds good lol.
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I'm a director over OBGYN at intermoutain healthcare. I was the regional director at sharp healthcare in charge of OB and family and internal medicine. So yes....they have directors that are in charge of different departments within a healthcare system lol lol
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And just in case you don't know what that is RockRose....I can message you my job description and you can call the hospital and talk to my secretary lol what a weird question lol lol doctors don't not have bosses lol lol
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Ok so my dr told me 90% of dr. Say full term is 36 weeks but she goes by 37 because that extra week helps alot. So yes its 36 weeks it depend on ur dr. And how they feel about it.
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I recently heard that 38 weeks is considered full term. There is a lot of maturing and developing that the baby does right up to the end. The closer to 40 weeks the better. No need to rush it!
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Mommy....I agree....no need to rush....but I think by the time I'm 36 I'm going to be like GET OUTTA MY BELLY hahaha I'm so uncomfortable already. I JUST WANT TO SLEEP THRU THE NIGHT WITHOUT PEEING hahaha
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36 weeks is full term in the sense that baby's lungs are developed and baby Usally will not need assistance in breathing. However any doctor who induces a mom a 36 weeks is wrong the extra time in there helps baby gather more strength and ability to fight infection also allows for the finale weight gain. At 38 weeks some mothers have placenta brake down and induction becomes nessary( Usally moms with gd or hypertension) . 40 weeks is considered end term and baby should be coming. At 42 weeks you are late and you and baby have to watched closely. Induction becomes more of a likely out come.
8101930 tn?1420001456
My doctor told me 37 weeks is full term but everywhere is different.. I heard certain places changed it to 39 weeks.
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Many docs now consider 37 weeks full term. Some consider 39 weeks full term.
5096286 tn?1368823473
Acc. To March of Dimes, ACOG and SMFM (Google the names for more clarity!), the definitions are:
Early term: Your baby is born between 37 weeks, 0 days and 38 weeks, 6 days.
Full term: Your baby is born between 39 weeks, 0 days and 40 weeks, 6 days.
Late term: Your baby is born between 41 weeks, 0 days and 41 weeks, 6 days.
Postterm: Your baby is born after 42 weeks, 0 days.
5096286 tn?1368823473
http://www.marchofdimes.org/pregnancy/what-is-full-term.aspx
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I can tell you that in the US as of next year drs must consider full term to be 39 weeks. This is the last year they are allowed to consider 37 weeks the marker. This recommendation is by several groups such as the march of dimes, American academy of pediatrics, and american college of obstetrics and gynecology. I know that where I am they will stop labor up until you hit 37 weeks because baby still has a significant risk for problems at 36 weeks, yes some are fine, but others need extra care as well as have issues later on in life with learning. I am a nurse myself and it may just be where I'm at but I've never heard of a Dr considering 36 weeks to be full term.
973741 tn?1342342773
In the US,  full term is considered 38 weeks.  My doctors go by that rule of thumb.  However, that is for a single baby.  When having twins, 36 weeks is considered full term.  

good luck though and you are way far into your pregnancy.  Almost done sweetie!
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Looks like 36 weeks is winning hahaha
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