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Pregnancy: Know Your Terms.

The last few weeks of pregnancy have new names. Learn the terms for the home stretch.

  • Early Term: 37 weeks through 38 weeks and 6 days.
  • Full Term: 39 weeks through 40 weeks and 6 days.
  • Late Term: 41 weeks through 41 weeks and 6 days.
  • Postterm: 42 weeks and beyond.

A few weeks make a big difference.

Between 37 and 39 weeks, the baby goes through critical development of the brain, lungs, liver.


Graphics: Logos for HHS, NIH, NICHD and NCMHEP.

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