im 34 weeks pregnant...but im wondering when are the babys lungs developed enough to breath on their own????anyone know?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:11 PM on Apr. 18, 2009 in Pregnancy
By 34 weeks mostbabies can breath on their own. They were going to deliver my son at 35 weeks, but held off because they wanted to be 100% sure his lungs were ready.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:20 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
Answer by MommyDumDum at 10:31 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:39 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
The lungs begin developing in the last trimester and continue to develop all the way until the very end. There is some belief that there is some kind of chemical signal sent to the body telling it the baby is ready to deliver once the lungs are completely finished developing, but I haven't ever heard or read any more than that, so there's no knowing.
Answer by littlemrsmarcel at 11:08 PM on Apr. 18, 2009