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When is it ok for you to go into labor? how many weeks do you have to be?

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Fatlilmama

Asked by Fatlilmama at 8:32 PM on Jul. 19, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • The lungs are one of the last things to form completely. If the baby is born before 36 weeks it will usually need help breathing at first.
    Teacher_Momma

    Answer by Teacher_Momma at 8:41 PM on Jul. 19, 2008

  • my doc always wanted me to go past 34 weeks, then I was in the clear. the lungs are the last to develop, but i think 99% of all babies born after 34 weeks live (unless there are other complications).
    cmlowery

    Answer by cmlowery at 9:14 PM on Jul. 19, 2008

  • At least 37 weeks or farther
    destanies_mommy

    Answer by destanies_mommy at 9:16 PM on Jul. 19, 2008

  • 37 weeks and after consider full term.

    You can go in labor in 28 weeks, and there are successful cases.
    yoshiki56

    Answer by yoshiki56 at 10:04 PM on Jul. 19, 2008

  • My newborn is five months old- he was born at 36 weeks- and considered premature- thank god he was healthy- didn't need any breathing help or nicu- just extra warming time and a car seat test before discharge.
    jenbf12

    Answer by jenbf12 at 10:24 PM on Jul. 19, 2008

  • my doc said 35 wks and your in the clear.i carried both of mine till 42 wks
    jbirchard

    Answer by jbirchard at 11:37 PM on Jul. 19, 2008

  • I've always been between 41 and 42 weeks
    Pauline3283

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 2:54 PM on Jul. 20, 2008

  • 36 weeks is considered full term where I live. so try to get at least that far.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 3:04 PM on Jul. 20, 2008

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