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Old Jan 20th, 2018, 13:00 PM   1
Myshelsong
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Preparing for a Preemie- Anyone with NICU experience?


Right now we are 32w4d and was diagnosed with very low fluid levels.
Because of this we are having weekly ultrasounds and nst a few times a week.
We are praying we can make it too 35w, but looks like it will be sooner with a NICU stay for awhile.

Anyone have any experience with nicu?



 
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Old Jan 20th, 2018, 22:44 PM   2
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Nothing personal, but my sister had her son at 31 weeks and he spent 5 weeks in the nicu. He has done very well and is now 3.

You're at a great gestation and having a girl will be in your favor as they tend to do better than boys in the nicu.



 
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Old Jan 21st, 2018, 02:19 AM   3
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No personal experience but a friend had her baby at 24 weeks weighing a tiny 1lb 8 and she is now a thriving 3.5 year old and you would never know a thing! You are already at a great gestation for a preemie baby so every day you manage to hang in there the better but I'm sure baby will just fine. Have heard lots of coconut water recommended for low fluid levels also. Sending you a big hug, scary time im sure xx



 
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Old Jan 22nd, 2018, 13:11 PM   4
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Thanks ladies! 33 w tomorrow so only another week to 34w.
Having a growth scan on Wednesday to make sure she is progressing and we will go from there!

I did everything to get fluid levels back up, including coconut water. Unfortunately it did not work for me



 
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Old Jan 23rd, 2018, 07:18 AM   5
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Good luck with your scan!



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2018, 09:52 AM   6
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I hope that the growth scan goes well



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2018, 16:16 PM   7
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Hopefully your scan goes well and you can make it until 34/35 weeks. I had my last son at 35 weeks for the opposite reason - I had TOO much fluid - and he was born healthy with no need for an NICU stay. I've never had a baby born early but I have a friend whose baby was born only 2 lbs. He is now 4 years old and, other than being a bit shorter than his peers, you'd never even know he was a preemie. He talks like typical 4 year olds and everything.



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2018, 20:33 PM   8
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Thanks for the positive thoughts!
Our fluid level is remaining low but hasnít gotten lower so they are confident in her staying in for at least a few more days. She gained some weight and is now 4.3lbs and moving around a lot so everyone is happy. Really hoping we can keep her in for another week or two!
Our hospital is referring us to high risk now and we will be seeing them on Wednesday with another ultrasound so fingers crossed!!



 
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Old Jan 25th, 2018, 00:46 AM   9
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Hopefully baby can stay in for a few more weeks



 
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Old Jan 25th, 2018, 03:01 AM   10
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Ah hopefully you will keep her in a bit longer! But she is a great weight and gestation already so im sure she will Be just fine whenever she needs to come out. Good luck xx



 
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