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What Will Happen If You Go Into Labor Between 36 And 37 Weeks?

13 October 2009 13 Responses

A Parent asks, What will happen if you go into labor between 36 and 37 weeks?
Will they try to stop it? Or let it happen?

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  • *~ Mommy!!~* said:


    They wouldn’t try to stop it. You are full term at 37 weeks. I gave birth to my son at 37 weeks and he was perfectly healthy.

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  • Brandee L said:


    It depends on the doctor and hospital but most doctors would just let nature take its course since u are considered full term at 37 weeks. 36 weeks, im not too sure about since it is very close to being full term it is not and if your dates are off baby may be off on his dates also and they will stop it at least until u turn 37-38 weeks. With my second baby i was having regular contractions and a little dialated at 37 weeks so the hospital called my doctor and my doctor told them to stop my labor. they had to stop it by pricking me 5 different times because i wouldnt stop progressing, i thought it was real bull crap since i was measuring 40+ weeks and was already considered full term, but some doctors like to do what is most convenient for them, not for the patient…if u still need more reassurence ask your doctor
    good luck!

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  • Happy said:


    Giving birth at 36 or 37 weeks is fine. My son was 37 weeks, and he had an apgar score of 9. 36 weeks is borderline pre-mature, but still fine. The most that they would do is take him/her to the nursury for a bit to make sure everything is ok…but it’s nothing to worry about, just proceedure!

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  • kimberley m said:


    They will probably try to stop it but at 37 weeks the baby is considered full term so it wouldn’t be the end of the world if you delivered.

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  • Hollywoo said:


    They will let it go. I had my daughter at 36 weeks and she was perfectly healthy and was able to leave the hospital the next day.

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  • Jessica E said:


    No, they will just allow the baby to be born, 36 or 37 weeks isn’t a dangerous time to give birth.

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  • Love! said:


    you are considered full term at 37 weeks so i would say at 37 weeks they would let you deliver.

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  • brandona said:


    They won’t stop labor at that time. My doctor just told me this last week.

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  • he's my little man ♥ said:


    no they will let it happen- 37 is considered full term. i had my son at 36 weeks and he came home with me the next day- if it’s before 35 weeks they will stop it but not after

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  • Jillian ~*Cohen's mummy*~ said:


    Let it happen. 37 weeks in concidered full term.

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  • HollyJol said:


    I gave birth to my son when I was 37 wks and he is a healthy 3 yr old today.

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  • nydp02 said:


    My doc said that after 36 weeks, they would make no effort to stop it.

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  • Stacy's Mom said:


    You’ll get a good paycheck?

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