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Is baby born at 31 weeks very premature?

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Posted on Fri, 11 Jul 2014
Question: Is baby born at 31 weeks very premature ? My baby was born at 31 wks weighing 3.7 lbs
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Answered by Dr. Prashant Mahajan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
no

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to the healthcaremagic
Babies born before 28 weeks of gestation are very premature ( VLBW ).Babies born between 30-32 weeks are premature but there future prognosis is very good now a days ( especially if they don't require surfactant and ventilator care ).3.7 lb is good weight at 32 weeks.
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She waz 3.7lbs at 31 weeks. She did not require ventilator or anything, will
There be developmental delays?
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Answered by Dr. Prashant Mahajan (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
no

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for review
If she didn't require ventilator and if her NICU STAY was uneventful then most probably she will not lag in development. But still we monitor preterms for development, hearing ,ROP to pick up defects early
Happy to help you
Best regards
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Is baby born at 31 weeks very premature?

Brief Answer: no Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to the healthcaremagic Babies born before 28 weeks of gestation are very premature ( VLBW ).Babies born between 30-32 weeks are premature but there future prognosis is very good now a days ( especially if they don't require surfactant and ventilator care ).3.7 lb is good weight at 32 weeks. Happy to help you Best regards