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Getting induced at 37 weeks

I am 37 weeks pregnant with a girl. And my doctor is wanting to induce me because the baby is estimated to be about 7lbs and 7oz. And I was just wondering if the baby's lungs are fully developed? Has anyone else had this done I want to know if I'm not the only one and I want to hear your story.
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10720243 tn?1415582269
At 37 weeks baby.is considered full term. Her lungs will be fine.
But why are they inducing?
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If you don't feel comfortable don't do it. Yes babies lungs are developed enough for life outside but doesn't mean they couldn't do some improving 7lbs 7oz isn't a huge baby. My first born was 7lbs 13oz and I did just fine with him and he was born at 39weeks vaginally. But ultimately this is just an opinion and your dr usually knows best but I wouldn't say 7lbs 7oz is a good reason to induce.
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I had my son at 37 weeks he was just ready to come n he was just fine
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7 lbs isn't a big baby if that's the only reason they are inducing maybe you should just wait. I was 40+2 when I had my daughter and they estimated her at 8 lbs 10 oz and she was only 7 lbs 6oz when she was born.
11248659 tn?1469915817
My baby was 8 lbs 2 oz and she ripped me a new one lol yes your girls lungs will be fine!
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