I am almost 37weeks pregnant to early have ur baby?

Melissa - posted on 04/19/2010 ( 39 moms have responded )

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I have been suffering with severe sciatia pain for past 3.5mths and have asked the doctors induce me they keep saying its to early for my baby come wen I have known alot be born from 35weeks and are healthly I have had a good pregnancy besides the pain and a healthly bub on board.

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Gina - posted on 09/14/2012

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I was induced at 38 weeks, very easy labour, as was already 3cm dilated, so midwife broke waters, 2 hours later I had a healthy 7lb2oz baby boy. I'm now 36 weeks pregnant with my second, hoping I don't have a quicker labour as worried won't get to hospital on time !

Michi - posted on 07/05/2011

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I think all pregnancies/people/babies are different. I had my first @ 36 weeks and they considered that pre-term b/c she wasn't born @ 37 (which is term for us). But she was perfectly health weighing in at 6lbs even 18 inches long. I had pretty bad back issues at the end with her and my labor was definitely back labor. I would definitely look into a back support. The doctor should be able to direct you with literature and ordering forms for that. They have ones that wrap around your groin and around your lumbar part of the back. If you work sitting at your desk all day like I do, getting up every 15 min to walk is helpful. And sitting with a pillow behind your back is also helpful. Put a stool under your desk to elevate your feet a little. I hope you were able to have a healthy baby :) These are just some things that helped me along the way.

Kerri - posted on 06/25/2011

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Sciatica pain is not a reason to risk induction for you or baby. I had it too and also had a herniated disc. I saw an amazing accupuncturist who was able to treat me until I was pain free. She was amazing! My baby (#7) was born at home around 2 weeks over-due and 9lb, 2oz. I had no issues with my herniated disc or sciatica during or after the birth! Induced labour is different from natural labour. There are risks involved & it should NOT be taken lightly!

Sally - posted on 09/04/2012

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Due dates are guesses based on averages and are NOT accurate. Ultrasounds are also based on averages and aren't much more accurate than dates. The later in your pregnancy, the less accurate ultrasound guesses will be. Inductions (unless medically indicated, and your back hurting is not a medical indication) are not safe for you or the baby.

I'm sorry you're in pain, but if you are not in labor, your baby is not ready to come out,

Lori - posted on 09/02/2012

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I had sciatic pain with both my pregnancies. It was so much worse with my last one though. I would move just right and get stuck in that position for a while until I could loosen up and be able to move again. It was agony. I know how painful it can be but it is NOT a reason for induction. Both of my kids had to be induced for other reasons. My son was just born on April 7th when he should have been born around May 17th. Yes the pain did go away but with both of my kids being born early by induction I felt that I missed out on something, I know I was in a lot of pain with the sciatic but I will never know what it is like to go into labor on my own, to have my water break with out the doctors doing it just to speed up my induction. Even with all that pain I enjoyed being pregnant and would have given anything to have been able to keep my kids in until they wanted to come out on their own. Not trying to be harsh or anything but pop a couple Tylenol extra strength to take the edge off at least and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. The baby will be here before you know it and life will change.

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Marina Angela - posted on 09/15/2012

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I had my baby boy at 36 weeks and he turned out very healthy and strong. its not uncommon for babies to be born around this time.

Laura - posted on 08/29/2012

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My first son was 13 days early, my daughter 2 weeks early, my 2nd son 3 weeks early and my 4th son 2 months early, I had placental abruption with the last born which was agony they don't like delivering until 38/39 weeks but if a baby's coming and there is a medical reason y they can't stop it the baby will b born, otherwise if alls ok they do try and stop u labouring.

Brandie - posted on 07/12/2011

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my son was born@37 wks and is a happy thriving almost 11 yr.ol,that baby will be fine,just use naturaltechniques for getting labor started,sex walking and keeping busy

Amanda - posted on 07/06/2011

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hmmmm...after having four kids I have NEVER heard full term being 40-42 weeks!! That seems absolutley crazy to me. From where I am from, every doctor I have seen and talked to and every book I have read full-term has always been considered 37-40 weeks! And yes I know the longer a baby can stay in, the better it is for the baby-to a point! I would talk to your doctor and see what he says and then go from there!! Good luck!!

Shanequia - posted on 07/05/2011

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babies born after 37 weeks are considered to be full term, maybe your doctor would prefer that you make to 37 before they induce... hope all goes well

Elisa - posted on 07/05/2011

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Babies can be born earlier. BUT a doctor will do what they can to keep it in longer (full term) if they can and don't see it an emergency to insure they are healthiest and safest when they enter this world.

Brittany - posted on 07/05/2011

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you can have your baby at 36 weeks, but there is no promise that he/she is fully ready to come out. The earlier he/she comes out the better a chance for complications such as lungs not being fully formed and needing a machine to help it breath, or any other major organ may not be fully formed. Unless you are positive of your conception date you also may not be as far along as you think you are either. Hope this helps

Olivia - posted on 06/26/2011

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Sciatic pain is completely natural just consider it part of the pain of motherhood. I have had sciatic pain since a month before my daughter was born in January of 2010, I am currently 36 weeks pregnant again and have been suffering from bad sciatic since a month after I got pregnant. So in the past year and a half I went 4 months without this pain. At 35 weeks the baby still weights under 6 lb they may be healthy but they need to be kept in intensive care 37 weeks and less are still preemie babies. Do some pelvic tilts and walk for short periods of time a few times a day. Make sure you have lots of pillows when you sleep (this helps me a lot).

Dalia - posted on 05/03/2010

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it ok,important dat ur baby is safe.I also has induce 3 of my children at 37week for the past.all the weight was at 3.4kg.& my last Healthy baby girl i had last july.I had terrible experient when i had my 1st baby at 39week.i had 2 wait 4 labour pain at 16hrs.Since that i had all the other 3 induce in no much pain.

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My son came naturally at 37 weeks. But even with the pain you are in i would recommend baby stays put until at least 40 weeks it is best for bubs to grow as much as possible!

I am only 30 weeks and had excruciating back pain so much so that i could not even walk to the toilet, i managed though cause i had to! and i am sure you will get through it... inducing can be a horrible experience wher as when they come when they are ready our body's respond a lot better!

Hang in there :)

Amanda - posted on 04/26/2010

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My 2nd child was born at 38 weeks. My earliest (the other two were 2 days late and 2 days early). i would have preferred to let her stay in until the full 40 weeks. Pre-term labor/delivery can lead to serious health and developmental difficulties. Personally i don't think it's worth the risk unless there is a medical reason to do so (preeclampsia for example).

Michelle - posted on 04/26/2010

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hi chick, my eldest daughter was born at 37 wks and she was absolutely fine, however the docs do say its best for bubs to say where he/she is untill there ready to come their self, i had a really bad pregnancy with my 3rd baby and was on crutches for most of it but they still wouldnt induce me, so sorry hun all the best x

Alicia - posted on 04/25/2010

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Most doctors consider full term @38 weeks. Just had my baby 2 weeks ago. went in one day before my 38th week and my dr. ended up inducing me the next day. So you could always ask you dr to strip your membranes of he won't induce you. I had it done the day before my dr. induced. It helped me go from a 2 to a 6.

Autymn - posted on 04/25/2010

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they wont induce you until at least 38 weeks. and if its really medically necessary. because theirs lungs arent developed completely until then, and the are more prone to diseases and infectionsw of the lungs. you will be lucky if they even do it at 39 weeks. for the safety of your baby you should jus ride it out. I had to, and I was in horrible pains for my whole third trimester and went into preterm labor twice, but made it to 40 weeks and got induced on my due date just to end up having an emergency csetion. the pain is worth your babies health and the last 3 weeks goes by really really fast.

Angela - posted on 04/24/2010

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The dr wouldn't induce me until 39 wks. Babies can be born fine at 35 weeks but mine told me that unless there's a pressing medical situation they won't induce earlier ( I had a BIG baby - almost 10 lbs). I would think that your severe pain would be a pressing issue but I guess maybe they think since you've managed thus far you can wait a little longer. You might try inducing labor yourself if it gets bad enough - ie castor oil or using a breast pump to stimulate contractions. Dr's don't recommend it but I know your probably at wits end.

Angie - posted on 04/24/2010

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My twins were born at 35 weeks and 4 days but we knew because they were twins that they were possibly going to come early so we took a steroid shot at 32 weeks to help develop their lungs. You dont want you baby to stay in the NICU so keep them cooking as long as possible

Sara - posted on 04/23/2010

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I'm sorry you're in pain... but sciatica pain can be relieved with a pregnancy massage or a visit to a good, qualified chiropractor. Some people benefit from accupuncture as well.

Please, PLEASE do some research before you ask for an induction without medical cause. Induction without a very good medical indication means much higher risks for you and your baby, and most of those risks outweigh the benefits. At the least, you double your chance for needing a c-section, and so you won't be pain free after delivery.

There is a BIG difference between babies born by spontaneous labor at 37 weeks and babies born by induction. You'll be fine, momma! Let nature take its course, and don't be afraid. It's better for your baby to come when your BABY is ready.

Brittany - posted on 04/22/2010

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My doctor made me wait till 41 weeks to enduce me. My daughter just wouldnt come out. I've been told 36 weeks is full term but doctors wont enduce until after 40 weeks.

Cheryl - posted on 04/20/2010

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37 weeks is already a term pregnancy & it is very safe for the baby to come out from then on. mine came out at 36 wks & 5 days & he's doing very well. babies have a good survival rate starting from the 28th week. most doctors would prefer to wait and not induce unless there are medical reasons. this is for the baby's optimum growth in utero.

Marina - posted on 04/20/2010

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ive only heard of people being induced earlier than 38 weeks because of preeclampsia. but i had my daughter before i even got to 37 weeks and she was perfectly healthy and still is

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40 weeks is considered "full-term" but it is said that your baby can arrive two weeks either side - between 38 and 42 weeks. A baby born before 38 weeks is considered premature. I live in the UK but doubt it would differ in different countries but you never know!

Keeshea - posted on 04/20/2010

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I thought that full term was 37 weeks. I had my baby at 37 weeks (37 weeks and 2 days to be exact).

Julie - posted on 04/20/2010

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37 weeks is not too early, I had my daughter 3 weeks early and she's very healthy. They actually induced me too because i was in so much pain with the position she was it, it was difficult to walk. She had a little bit of jaundance but that was it

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Where I live doctors won't induce unless for a medical reason until you are 14 days overdue (42 weeks). Inducing labour can make the labour longer and harder. My son was 3 days late and I had a very easy labour.

Denise - posted on 04/19/2010

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I had 3 of my 4 babies early, they called it pre-term, but they were all fine. The first, I was so stressed out due to my marriage with my ex. I was on bedrest the whole pregnancy. She came @36.5 weeks and weighed 5 05 oz. Baby #2 bedrest also, same problem. She came @ 36 weeks. Totally healthy. 5lbs. My last, I had him when i was 40. He came @ 36.5 weeks and weighed 5 02oz.He was officially classified as a 'preemie' and wore 'preemie' clothes for a while. He developed Jaundice after we left the hospital, had the 'Bili' light treatment, and was fine. Each of my deliveries were induced. The last because of my blood pressure.

If they can keep the baby in, they should. Not everyone is as blessed as I was to have them without complications. My babies all went home with me. Some babies have to stay in the hospital a while longer.

Nikki - posted on 04/19/2010

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I had the exact same situation as you w my scaitic nerve but because of how big my son was my doctors couldnt let me wait til 40 weeks so I was scheduled to be induced @ 38 weeks ( 3 hours before my induction my water broke on it's own. I had an extremely healthy baby boy who is @ 10 months is 24lbs and 33 inches tall and has reached all his milestones extremely early. after 36 weeks they had told me I could be induced. My dad was born over 2 months early and he's in perfect health.

Brean - posted on 04/19/2010

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my doctor... unless I or baby were at risk would NOT induce until 39 wks.... remember, the longer baby is inside, the healthier he/she will be... try asking for a pain reliever.

Andrea - posted on 04/19/2010

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My son was born at 37 week and was fine.. My daughter was born at 36 weeks.. Do to many health problems with her, Gastroschisis (insides outside body) Very very low fluid, and was only 3lbs 8oz at birth.. I know that where i live 37 weeks is full term.. So i had one born 3 weeks early and one a month early and to look at them both now you would never know.. But i know most of the time that will not induce till 38 to 39 weeks.. can't hurt to ask the doctor.. Most important thing they are looking for is are the lungs ready...

Katarina - posted on 04/19/2010

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My son was born at 36 weeks and 3 days. I had a difficult delivery and it took them a couple of minutes to get him breathing. Where I'm from 37 weeks in full term but the longer they are in there the healthier and better developed they'll be. My son had breathing problems and feeding problems. I'd ask for 38 weeks as well.

Alena - posted on 04/19/2010

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my doctor made me wait till 39 weeks they say thats best if i would wait till then...but if u have preclimpsya they will induce u as early as 35 weeks

Priscilla - posted on 04/19/2010

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full term is 38 weeks some doctors consider that full term but if they can they like to keep the babie in there till 40 weeks i would try asking again after 38 weeks.

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