my twins were 35 weeks, Damien was 4lbs 13oz and Ivy was 5lbs 8oz...no NICU or special care
Sophia was born at 36 weeks, my labor was 36 hours from start to finish, birth was a slow, natural, and wonderful hospital birth. She was 6lb 5 oz, and 19" long. She was born perfect, and healthy, only issue was bruising on her head from my pelvic bone which caused jaundice. No NICU time, we brought her home and wrapped her in a light blanket (literal light) and the jaundice cleared up. I dont think i went into labor early, my midwife told me that 36 weeks was considered full term. I do think that the guestimation of how far along you are can be off, and that is why some are born "early" and are perfectly healthy and fine, and others born at the same time, are not ok, and need NICU time.
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