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What is considered "full term?"

I've heard 37 weeks and I've heard 38 weeks?...

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Asked by young-not-dumb at 5:29 PM on Nov. 10, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • 37-42 weeks

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:29 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • I have always thought it was 40 weeks.

    Answer by Melbornj at 5:30 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • I thought it was 38 weeks myself

    Answer by PjsMommy06 at 5:31 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Okay I had to go and look. My answer 40 weeks would be your due date. 37-42 weeks is typically a safe time to deliver. Actual full term is debated between 37 and 38 weeks and simply means that the baby should be safe enough to be delivered and a doctor typically will not stop labor after this point.

    Answer by Melbornj at 5:35 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • According to the birthing center where I used to work, 37 weeks.

    Answer by ashisamom at 5:41 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • 37 weeks. My son was born at 37 weeks and 1 day and he was considered full term.

    Answer by Sillieguze at 9:14 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • FULL term is 40-42 weeks. Term is 38 weeks, though some say 37.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:16 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • 37 weeks +

    Answer by jshimmy at 9:36 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

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