Due to blood pressure issues, my doc has mentioned having this baby around 36 weeks. I'm not concerned about size (both of my babies have been big, so I'm betting this one would be 6.5-7lbs at 36w). I'm scared about her ability to breathe. (37 weeks doesn't scare me, but 36 does).
Anyone have or know babies born at 36w? Was there a NICU stay? Did baby go home with mom? Anything else I need to know when talking to my doc?
Answer by kjrn79 at 10:18 AM on Apr. 25, 2010
Answer by momOF2Girls0710 at 10:24 AM on Apr. 25, 2010
36 weeks is only 1 week before what's considered full term. Your baby should do just fine. If for some reason she would have some breathing problems, they would probably be pretty mild & easy to deal with. Don't worry! My last baby was born at 23 weeks & started breathing on her own the next day. She was kept on the vent a week longer just because she was so small (1 1/2 lbs) & it was a great effort for her to breath. Best wishes to you!
Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 10:58 AM on Apr. 25, 2010
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Answer by KaRaBaSsEtT at 1:55 PM on Apr. 25, 2010
I had my first daughter at 36 weeks to the day.. She was fine and had no problems. She was with me from the minute they cleaned her off. I was scared too but my doctor always said 36 and up was ok. They just like for you to be further. Hope this helps.
Answer by Lovemygirls23 at 2:03 PM on Apr. 25, 2010
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