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how many weeks does it take for you to have the baby....36wks or 40 wks

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Asked by k_kay09 at 7:02 PM on Feb. 17, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • whenever the baby wants to come. usually around 38-41 weeks

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:04 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • 40, pregnancy is 9 calandar months but 40 calander weeks since there are a little more than 4 weeks in a month (besides feb)

    Answer by aliciatron at 7:05 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • about 38-40 weeks is full-term any less than that is premature.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:13 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • Human gestation naturally occurs from 37-42 weeks. OB's pic "40 weeks" as some sort of happy medium. You can safely deliver a baby at 36 weeks, or 43 weeks as well. It really depends on the mother, and the baby, and if the due date's were right etc.

    You aren't overdue until after 42 weeks, and you aren't considered premature until before 37.... but hospitals wont stop labor, usually, at 36 weeks etc. (true labor can't be stopped anyway though)

    Answer by celticreverie at 7:16 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • 37 weeks is full term.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:19 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • I gave birth at exactly 36 weeks, my water unexpectedly broke and I had to be induced. 40 weeks seems to be the goal though.

    Answer by weezer_cookie at 7:20 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • 40 weeks is the Average Gestation (most women will deliver between 38 and 42 weeks, 40 is the mid-point.)
    First-time moms average about 8 additional days of gestation to the average 40 weks, also.

    Answer by doulala at 7:23 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • Depends on the baby...

    I have one born at 39 weeks 6 days, one at 39 weeks to the day. Both of them were induced (large size they said)

    My third came on his own at 36 weeks.

    But that's how long it took for ME to have a baby.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 7:26 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • 41 weeks 2 days

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:30 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • 37-42 weeks is normal. anything befire that is premature and depending on your DR's beliefs they might not let you go past 40wks they'll induce @ 40 wks 1 day, but if you do make it to 42 almost always they induce you unless you go into labor right then and there by yourself.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:37 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

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