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Old 05-17-2009, 06:49 AM
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Default Why is it that 8th month is not safe for the delivery of the baby?

So what are the differences of it and what are the reasons why 8th month usually not safe for babies to deliver? Why is it most mother's have their delivery on the 7th or 9th months?
    
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:31 PM
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I have never heard that it is safe to deliver a baby at 7 months?!!
A premature baby is a premature baby.
Anything less than delivery at 9 months could be disastrous, as the organs of the infant have not fully developed yet.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:38 PM
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I too have never heard that the seventh month is a good time to deliver. From what my doctors have told me is that anything prior to 36 weeks they would try to stop labor if possible, even when I had twins. I am currently past my 36th week and they said that they would not try to stop it at this point. The issues with having a child prior to this time have to deal with its developement and size. During the last month of pregnancy the baby can gain as much as 1lb per week which in some cases could be half of the final weight of the child. It aslo has to do with lung developement. Prior to the 36th week there is a risk that the baby's lungs will not be able to function or are not developed enough yet. That is why it is not advisable to deliver prior to the 9th month/36th week.
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Jhall is right. My OB told me he won't stop labor once I hit 35 weeks instead of 36, since I've delivered both my children 8 days early. But if I went into labor now (33 weeks tomorrow), they would try to stop it, and give steroid shots for baby's lung development if they couldn't.

The 7th month is usually considered weeks 27-30. During that time, most pregnant women are taking their gestational diabetes tests, and may not have the results back yet. I don't see any benefits at all to delivering then.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:59 AM
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I was told the same thing regarding 36 weeks. I had a high risk pregnancy and the day I hit 36 weeks they done an emergency c-section. My child only weighted 5lbs 2oz, but she was healthy and did not stay in the NICU! I would think anything from 36 weeks on is the safe time. I couldn’t imagine delivering at 7 months.
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:04 PM
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Anything under the due day could be very bad for the baby. 'Could' be...not 'definitely'.

In the last few weeks of a pregnancy, the baby's lungs are finishing their growth phase. Being born early puts them at risk for severe lung infections like pneumonia. Also, scarring of their lungs because the slippery fluids that lubricate haven't yet finished, well, lubricating inside of baby's lungs.

I've had 5 and even though those last few weeks are a drag, I wouldn't push labor or try to schedule for convenience like some women have. Babies come when babies are ready, 2 of mine were early (possibly a miscalculated date), 2 were definitely overdue, and the last one came exactly 24 hours before his due date. They knew better than I did!
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The seventh month of pregnancy is definitely not a safe time to deliver a baby, so I'm not sure how that myth developed. From what I remember, babies are considered full-term at the 37th week of pregnancy. Delivering in the 8th month would actually be less risky than the 7th, though complications would still be likely.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:54 PM
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According to ancient Indian medical literature, quoting from a textbook on the study of Obstetrics:

" in the eighth month, all the parts of the foetal body becomes restless and full of oja, the element of vitality; an exchange of oja takes place from the mother to the foetus and vice-versa. So, the mother becomes blanched and flushed alternately. In this month the oja is very volatile. The mother should be properly nourished in this month. This is a very important month rather a critical period in the life of the pregnant woman."
"The oja, is strictly, to be termed as the very life itself. In the eighth month, it has a constant movement from mother to foetus. So, if a woman delivers when the oja is in the body of the foetus, the child will live and the mother will expire; and if it is vice versa, the child will die, and the mother survives."
"This phenomenon is generally known to the Hindu ladies. When they happen to know that a woman has delivered during the eighth month, they at once question if the mother and child are alive; and they rarely expect the child to live. "
"This rare phenomenon is not all known ... in the west ".

extract from the book by Dr. Chidambaram Pillai (varmam.com)
P.S. I am only a student, quoting from my understanding of this ancient knowledge, which information is to be digested at reader's discretion

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