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Im 36 weeks todayive been having lots of problems with this pregnancy :/ im having a repeat c section because i did with my son. sooooo n e ways my doctor told me that he wants me to have an amino done on monday at 8am to see if the baby is mature and if so i will deliver the next day so i will be 36 weeks andn 5 days on the day i have my c section if its mature. have anyone had this done at 36 weeks and the amino was mature?? and does it hurt?? or make you go into labor??? thank you! :)

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Asked by mamaval03 at 9:08 PM on May. 19, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • why so early? i've had 2 c/s both at 39 weeks. But to answer your question, yes, i have heard of them doing this. my doc said she might do it with me this time because my uterus was so thin with my last one. idk..

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 9:11 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • well its only 2 days early. because my doctor said 37 week is considered "full term" i already went into labor about 4 times with this pregnancy... and they always stop it. i just got released on Saturday and got 4 shots of steroid shots for her lungs so im thinking it she should be fine????
    and another reason for the c section is at 37 weeks is because my blood pressure has been high and my scar from my previous c section is starting to get irritated with a rash...

    Comment by mamaval03 (original poster) at 9:17 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • btw what was ur answer too?? yes to what ?? lol

    Comment by mamaval03 (original poster) at 9:19 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • I had an amnio at 36 weeks to check for lung maturity before I could be induced. The first test came up intermediate, so they sent it to a lab in another state for a more accurate number, which took another 12 hours or so. Those came out fine, and I was induced right away. The amnio itself did not hurt, but it was creepy. I could feel the needle sliding through the different layers of muscle, and at one point I got a weird metallic taste in my mouth and it felt like I had bitten on a fork. Weird, but apparently there's a name for that and it's caused by one layer being pierced through. I was monitored for an hour after the amnio, where I just stayed in a room listening to the heartbeat and movement. My son got hiccups and the speaker was on loud. Sounded like he was moving furniture. :) The idea and ick factor of an anmio is a lot worse than the amnio itself.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 9:20 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • thank you it was mature at 36 weeks?

    Comment by mamaval03 (original poster) at 9:23 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • Yes, and I believe that was 36 weeks on the dot, or 36 plus 1 day. Right around there. I can't remember what the range was, but after the first test came up intermediate, the more sensitive test showed him 2 points into the mature range. BTW good luck. :)

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 9:27 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • I had an amnio done with both pregnancies. With the first I was only 35 weeks but was expecting twins so I think they consider that more full term. I was terrified of the amnio, but it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I was picturing a huge needle and it was really no big deal. Good luck with your new bundle of joy(;

    Answer by lauralivivy at 9:32 PM on May. 19, 2011

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