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Posted by: lolo | 2011-03-01

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how many hav had their children born prematurely, i want to induce at 32 wks is it safe?

Your babyYour baby''s lungs mature throughout the third trimester, and by 32 weeks he or she is much more likely to survive if born prematurely. Your baby makes breathing movements, even though the lungs don''t work properly until birth. Fat stores are laid down in preparation for birth. Your baby grows fine hair and fingernails, the eyes open and close, and teeth may start growing under the gums

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It is not safe to deliver at 32 weeks. Babies are prone to hyaline membrane disease where there are membranes in the small air spaces in the lungs which stop them from expanding properly. Also the baby would be more at risk for brain haemorrhage, gut infections and jaundice. Babies are only delivered at this stage if there is a problem which is life -threatening to the mother or baby.

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Posted by: Molly | 2011-03-02

Week 37 is very important for the surfactant development on the lungs. Its like twisting a green/unripe apple off the tree,

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2011-03-02

It is not safe to deliver at 32 weeks. Babies are prone to hyaline membrane disease where there are membranes in the small air spaces in the lungs which stop them from expanding properly. Also the baby would be more at risk for brain haemorrhage, gut infections and jaundice. Babies are only delivered at this stage if there is a problem which is life -threatening to the mother or baby.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Mary | 2011-03-01

Why do you want to induce your baby?? Go and read the negative impact your decistion will have on your child for the rest of his/her life!

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