Re: question about Drs appts after 30 wks
I am 33 weeks and will just start seeing the Doctor every two weeks the next time I go. I was going 4 weeks, last time 3 weeks, and now I go back at two weeks. Since the babies lungs arenít fully developed until 37 weeks, most donít consider the baby ready for birth until then. Most books, articles, and Doctors consider anything before 38 weeks to be preterm.
I will have an ultrasound at 36/37 weeks to determine the size and position of the baby. I think having an ultrasound at this point depends on your Dr and your insurance. A lot of insurances will only pay for one unless it is medically necessary.
As Ahall said, unless there are problems they donít do an internal until about 37 -38 weeks.