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If you are hypothetically given the choice to have a baby 10 weeks early (30 weeks) or 10 weeks late (50 weeks) which would you choose?

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Asked by wendy46121 at 6:00 PM on Apr. 10, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • 10 weeks late. At least I would know the baby wouldn't have under developed lungs. I could handle being uncomfortable for another 10 weeks if it meant my baby would be completely healthy.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:02 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • It wouldn't be fun but I would go late at least I would know they were developed.

    Answer by awelling at 6:02 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • well, i've never given birth ...but i think i'd go for the 50 weeks also. But only if i KNEW the baby was still safe.
    at 30 weeks baby just isn't ready

    Answer by outstandingLove at 6:03 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • i had the first and he is fine so i guess the first one..but really no!!! i never want another preemie and since i loved being pregnnat i guess number two,but then agin idk i didnt go full term so it might be too misarable..but leaving a baby in the NICU was not easy stuff... wait!!! whats the point of this question?? lol

    Answer by BUSYLOVINGHIM at 6:04 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • 10 weeks late! My son was only 4 weeks early due to me being preeclamptic and have an emergency c-section and he was put in the NICU for a month and nearly lost his life due to under developed lungs and intestines..It would suck to go so long but thats what id do!

    Answer by Ilovemychi at 6:04 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • btw my son had no complications he stayed behind for observation and because he couldnt nurse yet.other than that he was actually pretty ready even the doctors were shocked.

    Answer by BUSYLOVINGHIM at 6:06 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • I would go when I am ready. Im hoping thats going to be right at 40 weeks. I did go 5 days over with DD, but Im not sure about another 10 weeks. That would be one huge baby.

    Answer by mrsjosey1018200 at 6:24 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • 10wks "late". no brainer. Let them bake till they are ready! ;O)

    Answer by cali4niachef at 6:25 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • Provided the placenta was going to continue to work properly and supply the baby with nutrients, I'd go for 50 weeks.

    Answer by LokisMama at 6:30 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • Personally I dislike the end of pregnancy, a lot. Like most moms, I am very uncomfortable, and icky overall... BUT I would without a doubt choose to go 10 weeks late than early. Even taking into considering how awful I would feel, it cant compare to how I would feel if my baby was very premature :(

    Answer by wendy46121 at 6:36 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

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