Because of this, many health experts refer to all babies born at 37 or 38 weeks as early term.
Of course, if you have a condition such as preeclampsia or diabetes, whose risks outweigh the risks of an early delivery, it may be best to welcome the baby early – and you should feel no guilt about that.
Which week is safe for delivery?
A preterm or premature baby is delivered before 37 weeks of your pregnancy. Extremely preterm infants are born 23 through 28 weeks. Moderately preterm infants are born between 29 and 33 weeks. Late preterm infants are born between 34 and 37 weeks.
Which week is best for cesarean delivery?
“The optimal time of delivery is 38 weeks for women with 2 previous cesarean deliveries and 37 weeks for those with 3 or more.”
Is 37 weeks full term for a baby?
Your baby. At 37 weeks, your pregnancy is considered full-term. The baby’s gut (digestive system) now contains meconium — the sticky, green substance that will form your baby’s first poo after birth. It may include bits of the lanugo (fine hair) that covered your baby earlier in pregnancy.
Is it safe to deliver at 37 weeks?
Furthermore, babies delivered electively at 37 weeks are four times more likely to end up in the neonatal intensive care unit or have serious respiratory troubles than babies born at 39 weeks or later; babies who arrive at 38 weeks are twice as likely to have complications.