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    Have been following and just wanted to add that its very hard to tell how lungs will be as wannabe said I had a 3kg bub at 36 weeks and a 2.6kg bub at 35 weeks neither with any breathing problems it really is just a chance thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesK View Post
    Why is it they say 37weeks is full term but in reality at 38/39wks there is still a chance the lungs may not be fully developed?
    Every baby is different. Babies don't suddenly wake up on their first birthday and automatically know how to walk because we say that they should be taking their first steps at 1. Some start it earlier, some start it later.

    It's the same with lungs, if you had your baby at 36 weeks and 6 days as opposed to 37 weeks it would be in exactly the same condition even though at 36+6 they would be considered pre-term and at 37 weeks term. There's no magical lung change that happens at midnight.

    The other issue is that it's an estimated due date. Even if your period is clockwork and you had your scan at 6 weeks or even IVF the dates can be out by a few days to a week either side.

    Delivering bang on 37 weeks means you run the risk of delivering a 36 weeker or even a 35 weeker, whereas waiting until 38/39 weeks reduces that risk of accidentally delivering a prem baby as if you're a week out they would still be 37/38 weeks.

    Each baby is different, they are ready to come out at different gestations and there is no way to tell that your baby is "ready". It's all risk management. Delivering as close as possible to your due date (unless there is medical complications relating to you or baby that requires an earlier delivery) reduces the risk of feeding problems, breathing problems, low blood sugars and admission to the special care nursery.
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    That's really interesting Wannawannabe, thank you. I was admitted 36w+6 & DS was born 37w+0 but is deemed a pre-term baby. I always wondered why seeing that 37wks is supposed to be full term.

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    http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/f...ge3&highlight=

    Just linking to another thread that's describing someone's feeding problems with their 37 week baby.

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    http://ideas.time.com/2013/10/22/new...d=op-main-lead

    Big news for women who are 38 weeks pregnant: you are no longer considered “full term.” The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists announced today that they would introduce a new classification system for the end of pregnancy. Previously women who were 37 to 41 weeks pregnant were all considered “full term” and women 42 weeks pregnant or over “postterm.” The new classification system calls for four groups: early term (37 to 38 weeks); full term (39 to 40 weeks); late term (41 weeks) and postterm (42 weeks and more).I know, that’s a lot of terms. But the big change here is to separate out the 37- to 38-week period and acknowledge that, for most babies, this isn’t the ideal time to be born. Evidence has been piling up that babies born in this period do worse than babies born at 39 or 40 weeks. One very recent paper shows babies at 37 to 38 weeks are more likely than those born later to need time in the NICU, mechanical ventilation and IV fluids. But as induction and scheduled C-sections have become more common, the share of babies born at 37 or 38 weeks has risen from 17% in 1983 to 27% in 2009. Many of these deliveries are elective and driven, at least in part, by the perception by women (or their doctors) that things are ready to go at 37 weeks. The push to reduce these early-term deliveries has been going on for years.
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    My last was delivered via c.sect at 38+3. No suck /swallow issues, resp issues or sugar issues.
    But as others have said, all babies are different.


 

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