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how many weeks do docs go by?

is it 37 or 40??

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:22 PM on May. 31, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • 40

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:23 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • Technically 40 is considered full-term but they consider anything over 37 to be full-term. If you go into labor from 37 weeks and on, they usually let you have the baby.

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 10:24 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • but they usually count ur due day by 40 weeks?? just tryin to figure out my due date cuz the one my doc gave me doesnt seem right. i am due 10/10 and am now 21 weeks... when i went to the docs at 19 weeks and 2 days he said i was 19w 2d.. so i am kinda confused cuz i counted on the calender and it just doesnt seem right...

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:27 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • Yeah they go by 40 weeks. The ultrasound can cause discrepencies in dates.

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 10:29 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • they go with 40 weeks for the due date. but its really confusing to just count on a calender to figure it out. and at around the mid point in your pregnancy, babies start growing at very different rates, so even though you may be say 25 weeks preg some babies will only measure at 23 weeks and some will measure 27 weeks, but they usually even out in the end.

    Answer by vabchmommy at 10:29 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • google an online due date calculator and everything can go two weeks either way

    Answer by staciandababy at 10:31 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • Doctors did a study based off of a couple hundred women, excluded all the mothers who delivered before 35 wks and after 42 wks, got the average of 37-42 wks from the remaining mothers and took the average of 40 wks from that. The birth of the "due date". The end.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • 38 weeks from conception or 40 weeks from LMP

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:28 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

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