My son was born naturally at 37 weeks. To think DH should know you don’t wash dirty bed linen at 30 degrees? A symmetric distribution that predicts 10% of babies will be born before 37 weeks will also predict 10% of babies will be born after 43 weeks. She is measuring higher on the growth chart too. Early term babies are considered those born between 37 weeks and 38 weeks, 6 days. She did great. He/she most likely measures between 19 and 21 inches long. Next review due: 17 July 2021, Choices When Pregnancy Reaches 41 weeks (PDF, 536kb), you'll soon be meeting your newborn – get. Isnt 38 considered full term? Has everything been okay? Summary: Babies considered “early-term,” born at 37 or 38 weeks after a mother’s last menstrual period, may look as healthy as full-term babies born at 39-41 weeks, but a study has found that many of them are not. Growth retarded (IUGR) babies will be much smaller than gestational age and diabetic babies much larger than gestational age. No issues with him at all. We didnt consent … Dainty and perfect Good luck OP ! DC2 had to have a couple of days in NICU, and had jaundice (not unusual for babies born early), but both fine.Both weighed 6lbs 2oz. At 37 weeks, your baby should weigh just over six pounds and measure about 19 inches in length. Babies born at 37 and 38 weeks at higher risk for adverse health outcomes. Especially for first time mums. Your baby may be a slender 6 pounds or weigh as much as 7.5 pounds. Fortunately, most of these infants continue to grow and will catch up with babies born at term with little evidence of prematurity as they age. I am doing the right thing aren’t I in having him at 38 weeks? The average weight of a baby at 38 weeks of pregnancy is about 3.1kg (6.8lb), and the average length is about 49.8cm (19.6in) (Hill 2019a). I was induced at 38+3, Had a little boy who is healthy and happy and I was allowed to leave the same day! You knew he was a genius! Read Choices When Pregnancy Reaches 41 weeks (PDF, 536kb) to find out more about your options. 38 Weeks Pregnant: Your Baby’s Development Your little one could arrive any time now. He was 8lb 3oz so a big boy especially for 38 weeks and was the image of his daddy. Meet a baby girl who arrived three and a half months early. One of my children was born at 38wks, was 6.5lbs and was fine. Babies born between 39 and 41 weeks gestation have better outcomes than babies born either before or after this range. She was 5lbs 4oz 18 in long. Out of all the babies who hadn't been born yet at 38 weeks, 5 days: 28.2% of babies were born spontaneously within the next 8 days (on or before 39W,6D) 38.51% of babies were born spontaneously within the next 10 days (on or before 40W,1D) 46.76% of babies were born … She spent 14 days in the PICU she was discharged at 3 days old and readmitted back at 6days old. (DS1 5lb11 @ 39+1 and DS2 5lb3 at 35+5). Swelling: At this stage in your pregnancy, mild swelling is very common. My granddaughter was born at 36 weeks and she had a little jaundice but overall was perfectly healthy. Good luck. You may not be able to tell right away. My baby was supposed to be delivered by csection at 39 weeks but will now be delivered at 38 weeks.i got a steroid injection tonight before I came home for his lungs and I’ve to back tomorrow for the second one. We were home within 5 days and that was because of my recovery and not him. Aibu to think that serving potatoes at all with salmon en croute is just unnecessary carbohydrates. Most babies come after their due date. Anything from 37 weeks is full term. Come and indulge me and convince me it's not 100% guaranteed I'll still be sat here in 4 weeks, even fatter, grumpier, hotter, more swollen blah blah blah. Your Body: 38 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms. What Are They Like? She was 3 yesterday, I went into labour at 38 weeks, we stayed in one night due to meconium in her waters but everything was fine. This special time period is called "full term". The average weight at 38 weeks is around 7lbs but of course this will vary with each baby. In the chart below you can see the reality. If you are curious about when your baby will finally come home, you need to know that they must be able to achieve … As pp have said, 37 weeks is classed as term so 38 weeks is fine! I had twins at 36/6 - 4lb 5 and 5lb 9 - both absolutely fine and went home two days later (and I think we only had to stay that because it was twins). If this is the case, your midwife will want to monitor your baby closely as it could mean he or she is stressed. Babies born after 38 weeks, 5 days, by day. You at 38 weeks. His … Get updates on how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy by signing up to the Mumsnet Pregnancy Newsletters. Your baby is now considered to be full-term, even though your official due date is still two weeks away. Most women go into labour between 38 and 42 weeks of pregnancy. No significant differences were found in the incidence of neonatal sepsis, TTN, and RDS between the two groups. Two of mine were both born via c-section at 38 weeks. This is page 1 of 3 (This thread has 58 messages.). Has everything been okay? Forty weeks is an actual full-term pregnancy, but many have considered gestation to weeks 37 to 38 as more or less equivalent; babies born before 37 weeks are classified as pre-term. Good luck. Apart from being very fluffy with lanugo and having some jaundice, he was fine. Shouldn't entail a longer stay in hospital unless there are specific complications - 38 weeks is not considered premature. APGAR scores were 9/9. DS was born at 38 weeks, 6lb 10oz. Hi everyone, Due to be sectioned on Friday at exactly 38 weeks. Here’s what you may be experiencing at 38 weeks pregnant. In fact, his brain can grow as much as one third in size from week 35 to week 39 of your pregnancy. For example, in these final few weeks, his brain is still growing. Your baby has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Congrats on your impending arrival! Mine was 38 weeks, it's term and he was fine. For all the births prior to 30 weeks, there would be a similar number of births after 50 weeks. With the birth of your baby coming so soon (! During pregnancy week 38 specifically, babies start to vary substantially in size. [...] - Poster:Lisa P(888) - Page: 2 - Pages:5 - Last post25-08... Read more on Netmums You can sign up for Start4Life's weekly emails for expert advice, videos and tips on pregnancy, birth and beyond. Babies born at 37-38 weeks Buggy's Mommy ... My daughter was born at 38 weeks, but 37 weeks gestation. Good Luck! My LO was born … To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. Share the things that you love to save for, Calling all parents: please take our survey - £100 voucher to win, Ask the Food Standards Agency experts your questions about food allergies and intolerances, Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. We had a problem free low-risk pregnancy until one morning I hadnt felt him move and a scan at the hospital confirmed we had lost him. Eighty-five percent of babies are born within two weeks of their due date, so you’ll probably give birth sometime in the next four weeks. Anybody out there that has had there babies at 38 weeks? Your midwife or doctor should give you information about what to expect if your baby is overdue. It will be fine my youngest was born at 34 weeks and didn't need respiratory support or special care. At the beginning of week 39, -1 week before the due date-, 4 out of 10 women gave birth. 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