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One Reason You Need to Wait Until 38 Week to Give Birth

For many moms that desire to exclusively breastfeed, or just want their milk to be the first food their babies eat, new protocols for babies at risk may interfere with your ability to do so. There's tons of compelling information highlighting the benefits of  waiting for labor to start on its own or waiting until full term to induce. Full term is now considered 38 to 42 weeks.  Now with new hypoglycemia protocols, there may be an additional reason to wait. Hypoglycemia is a term used to describe low blood sugar. Severe hypoglycemia can cause bodily injury, coma, and death.  How does this relate to waiting until 38 weeks?