Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Li | 2008/12/01

Q.

birth too soon?

I am 36 weeks pregnant with an irritable uterus. Estimated due date around end December. If baby comes now (four weeks early), will he need special care? Or will he be strong enough to come home?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

At 36 weeks of gestation your baby it is almost certain to be mature enough and of a good weight to go home with you.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

1
user comments

C.

Posted by: Tasja | 2008/12/01

I had the same problem,boy was born at 36.5 weeks via c-section had contractions every 2 minutes,but my boy was a breech baby,luckily he was a big boy,3.54kg,so he came home 3 days latr with me.It depends maybe on his birth weight?

Reply to Tasja

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.