I am getting these breathless episodes sometimes and very bad pain in the pelvis but they are not braxton hicks the doctor told me that it could be the uterus preparing for labour but i am really afraid something is going to happen and I l have the baby before so I was wondering when is baby ready to breath on his own? I had my son at 39 weeks and he was ok but i feel that this one is coming even earlier I am just 33 weeks!! thank you
My daughter was born at 27 weeks - she breathed on her own for 30 mins after she was born and then had to go onto a ventilator for a day but came back off it again and was just on CPAP to give her a little bit of help. That's a good few weeks earlier that you are now though and she was able to have times off CPAP by about 32 weeks and gradually came off it altogether.
Thanks to all of you, at least i know now that if baby manages to stick for another 3 weeks it will be all right, nicu in malta is very advanced so i don't have a problem with that either baby is very active so probably will manage on its own fingers crossed it manages to stick in there for another 3 or more weeks .
I was told by a MW that often from 34 weeks Babies have more chance of successfully breathing on their own....but each baby will be different. She told she's seen babies born at 37 weeks that have needed more assistance than babies born at 34 weeks.
Wow, I didnt realise they could be ok from so young. At 35 weeks do they need to spend any time in the pre term baby ward? Sorry Melmalta, am stealing your thread!
I work Postpartum and the Admitting Nursery at a hospital here in the states... if a 35 weeker is delivered here and seems to be adjusting and transitioning well to the new world outside the womb, then they are not even taken to the NICU. This isn't to say that they won't develop problems breathing within the first few hours, as I have seen that happen and then they are sent to the NICU. Of course if baby is born and struggles from the beginning, they will go straight to the NICU from Labor and Delivery.
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