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full term

when are u considered full term
iv heard like 10 diff weeks
the one i hear the most is 37 weeks
but iv also heard 40 weeks and in that whole time zone
so i was wondering when u really are considered full term

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:33 PM on Dec. 18, 2008 in Pregnancy

Answers (5)
  • A normal pregnancy is expected to last 40 weeks from the first day of your last period. It's not an exact time as cycles/ovulation can vary month to month so most doctors will tell there is a 2 week window of miscalculation possible.

    After 37 weeks you are considered to have given birth to a full term baby. Meaning that is fully developed, able to function on it's own and is healthy. So, expect to go to 40 weeks but if you go into labor anytime after 37 weeks they aren't going to try and stop it.


    Answer by Slinkee at 4:36 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • 40 weeks is full term

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:36 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • lol i think you may get different answers.
    after 37 weeks if you deliver you have given birth to a full term baby so id say anytime after 37weeks. after all your due date of 40weeks is a estimated guess and could be any where from two weeks befor to two weeks after.

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 4:57 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • 40 weeks is your estimated date of delivery, but 37 weeks is considered full term. My twins were born at 37 weeks, and they were not considered early. My cousin also had a baby at 37 weeks, and her doctor also told her that her baby was full term and not early.

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 5:24 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • 40 is technically full term. But 36 wks is the earliest they'll let you stay in labor (unless it's necessary to get the baby out). I have heard a lot of speculation about 36-37 wks being full term. To my doctor, it is at 36 wks, but most others say 37 wks.

    Answer by srhmldndo at 5:33 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

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