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Old Aug 5th, 2017, 13:40 PM   1
Mum_Of_Roodys
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Has anyone had a 34week premmie ??


Just been told that I'm in labour . I'm 34 weeks exactly today and I'm super worried that babys going to be poorly !
Please help me relax with your premmie stories !!



 
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Old Aug 5th, 2017, 13:42 PM   2
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No experience but best of luck



 
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Old Aug 5th, 2017, 13:54 PM   3
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I know lots of 34 week babies, all thriving! Your baby might need some supplemental oxygen initially, but it will be ok! You can do this! Sending lots of well wishes for a straight forward and easy delivery and a quick recovery as well as a short hospital stay for your baby.



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Old Aug 5th, 2017, 16:22 PM   4
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My nephew was 33.5 weeks. He did so well. He was in the nicu for a month but they really didn't have any issues other than breathing and then gaining some weight. He is now almost 3 and is doing great. You would seriously never know he was a premmie.



 
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Old Aug 5th, 2017, 19:06 PM   5
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My first was 33+5, 3lb 15oz. Spent 18 days in the NICU, no major problems, just a grower feeder and jaundice. He is 4 yeara old now and the only complication he has had was iron deficient anemia at 12 months, which was just easily cured with supplements within 6 weeks.



 
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Old Aug 5th, 2017, 22:38 PM   6
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Thankyou so much ladies feeling better now it sounds like I'm more in the safe zone



 
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Old Aug 6th, 2017, 01:49 AM   7
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Different circumstances but a good friend of mine had to have an emergency section at 29 weeks because the hospital had stopped premature labour a good half dozen times. Kiana was TINY and I wasn't allowed to visit - hospital policy - even though I wanted to be there for my friends. She was told to prepare for a severely handicap child if she made it and worse yet, to make arrangements for a funeral. Neither of which she did. We were told to expect her to be requiring full-time special care for the rest of her life if life support wasn't turned off. Of all serious medical issues Kiana could have had due to such an premature arrival, she was extremely lucky and just has CP. Although she wasn't walking before 3 and wasn't speaking before 5. Her mother spent 6 months every year 9 hours away from her husband and other children in a special children's hospital with extensive physio etc and it led to separation as it took it's toll. But all the sacrifices were worth it. Kiana is now 9 and you wouldn't even know what she's been though. She hitting every milestone and has caught up with her peers of the same age. It is just a shame her mother isn't here to see all the work she put in to making sure her daughter would have a normal life as it took it's toll on her in a big way and we lost her a few years ago to alcohol. She would be so proud of how far Kiana has come.

Obviously, that's more serious than your current situation. Your little one is almost full term so I bet you will be taking your little man home very soon!! 34 weeks is a very, very positive outlook!



 
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Old Aug 6th, 2017, 06:56 AM   8
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34 weeks is not a bad gestation for a preemie! That was my goal week with my twins, I almost made but had them at 33weeks due to pre term labor. My one son had no medical issues and was in NICU for a month for feeding/growing and did not need oxygen. He had a feeding tube until he learned how to coordinate feeding. Basically how well he did feeding and growing and how long it took to outgrow Brady's is what determined when he left NICU. I highly recommend you ask questions about anything you want to know and make sure you have them explain everything to expect. NICU nurses IME are fantastic and shouldn't have issues walking you through anything. You'll also learn a lot of useful things from them! My other son had a genetic issue which there were signs of prior to birth he has tracheaesophogeal fistula and I highly doubt you'd run into anything like that and you'd likely know it by now. It's not exactly super common. His NICU journey was intense and he's lucky to be here but again not due to being preemie, he had underlying issues. I have been through a lot as far as nicu/preemies go so feel free to PM me if you need to talk!



 
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Old Aug 6th, 2017, 12:34 PM   9
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34 weeks is not a bad gestation for a preemie! That was my goal week with my twins, I almost made but had them at 33weeks due to pre term labor. My one son had no medical issues and was in NICU for a month for feeding/growing and did not need oxygen. He had a feeding tube until he learned how to coordinate feeding. Basically how well he did feeding and growing and how long it took to outgrow Brady's is what determined when he left NICU. I highly recommend you ask questions about anything you want to know and make sure you have them explain everything to expect. NICU nurses IME are fantastic and shouldn't have issues walking you through anything. You'll also learn a lot of useful things from them! My other son had a genetic issue which there were signs of prior to birth he has tracheaesophogeal fistula and I highly doubt you'd run into anything like that and you'd likely know it by now. It's not exactly super common. His NICU journey was intense and he's lucky to be here but again not due to being preemie, he had underlying issues. I have been through a lot as far as nicu/preemies go so feel free to PM me if you need to talk!
Thankyou so much , so far baby has seemed fit and healthy just trying to come early but been the only one I haven't been told is small or likely to have issues so it's mainly just the early thing that's worrying but I have faith that this one will be okay it's just worrying being so early on but it's stuck in there for this long so I'm hoping everything will be fine just worried about the normal small and breathing and feeding things but I've been reassured that this one should be as healthy as can be for a prem



 
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