36 Weeks Gestation

36 weeks

  • Fine hair begins to disappear.
  • Body fat has increased.
  • The fingernails reach the end of the fingertips.
  • The chance of survival is excellent, but the newborn may require special medical care.
  • The weight is about 5 to 6 pounds.
  • The length is about 16 to 19 inches.


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Last updated December 5, 2012