Is my daughter considered a preemie if she was born at 36 weeks and 2 days?

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My daughter was born august 17, 2012..my due date was for September 12, she weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces,no time in the nicu, but the doctors who were there made a big deal wanting to stop the contractions saying she would be a preemie if she came out and the longer she stayed in the better it would be for her but due to the fact i was 6 centimeters when i got to the hospital they just let me dilate on my own with no medications nor inducing involved..is she still considered a preemie?

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Ami - posted on 09/08/2012

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yes any born before 37 wks is a preemie i know this because i just came from the hospital and they kept saying any before 37 wks was considered a preemie hope this helps :)

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Chelly - posted on 10/17/2012

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My daughter was born at 36weeks 3 days... She had low birth weight but yes she was a preemie.,, Even if she was at least four pounds

Stacey - posted on 09/28/2012

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Yeah she is. My little one was born at 34 weeks & was measuring at 30. I seen another post already, but any baby born before 37 weeks & has a low birth weight is considered a preemie.

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