Topic: Anybody Know?
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January 9th, 2013, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by mrskk826 View Post
My midwife considers it 37-42 weeks. March of Dimes still considers it 39 weeks. I'm not sure where all the discrepancies come from.
Ditto. March of Dimes does not recommend induction prior to 39 weeks, and even then, only if medically necessary.

Originally Posted by Kelllilee View Post
Because 37 weeks the baby is no longer considered "premature" - important to note they are considered "late pre-term". And if you go into labor past 36 weeks drs will not try to stop labor. Hence women getting the idea that 36-37 weeks is "full term", even though that's not true. I'm not sure how much is doctors phrasing things poorly and how much is women making inferences.
Good point!

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