April - posted on 05/21/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
So I just found out that you are considered "full term" at 37 weeks. And anything past 42 weeks is considered "post term". If we can start having labor and give birth to a 100% healthy baby at 37 weeks why do doctors give us due dates at 40 or 41 weeks? A whole months difference? And then they say a good 7-14 days either way based off of the 40/41 due date they give you is when to expect baby?
If this is true then our due date of October 3rd should really be September 12th? Can someone please explain this? I'm totally and utterly confused?