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    Default Developmental milestones in baby born at 37 weeks

    My daughter was born at 37 wks + 5 days.
    She is now nearly 3 weeks old.
    I'm wondering if she will follow the normal developmental pattern, or if it will be delays as it is in preemies?
    Put another way, can we expect her to start doing four week old things next week or in another 4 weeks? I don't want to wait another month to see her smile!!
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    My ds was 37+1 (which I think is still considered full term) His milestones compared to my dd (who was 39+4) were normal.

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    37 is considered term.

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    Default Developmental milestones in baby born at 37 weeks

    My DS was also born at 37w5d!

    Definitely not preemie - he has developed at the same rate as the other bubs his age. He certainly wasn't the first to roll or anything but nothing out of the ordinary.

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    I have had 2 born at 36 weeks, 2 born 37 weeks and one due date baby. All reached milestones within "normal" limits

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    Default Developmental milestones in baby born at 37 weeks

    37+5 is a term baby and any delay in reaching milestones should be raised with your child health nurse and would not be due to being born at this particular gestation.

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    Default Developmental milestones in baby born at 37 weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by GM01 View Post
    37+5 is a term baby and any delay in reaching milestones should be raised with your child health nurse and would not be due to being born at this particular gestation.
    Agreed. My DD was 38+3 and there is absolutely no difference

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    37 weeks isn't premmi .. Should be normal ( unless other issues )

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM01 View Post
    37+5 is a term baby and any delay in reaching milestones should be raised with your child health nurse and would not be due to being born at this particular gestation.
    I agree

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    Default Developmental milestones in baby born at 37 weeks

    37+ weeks is considered term (as the others have said). Your baby should develop and reach milestones normally. Having said that, every baby is different, and the developmental milestones you will read are a guide. Your baby will smile when he/she is ready. :-)


 

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