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Old Apr 28th, 2011, 09:00 AM   1
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Babies born at 32-33 weeks?


I hope it's OK to ask this...

What are babies like when they're born at 32-33 weeks? Small ones?

My older sister had her babies early but they were all quite big.

Someone I know is facing having their baby at 32-33 weeks. Estimated around 3lb.

Worried for her Baby will quite possibly need a blood transfusion too.



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2011, 09:05 AM   2
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i have no experience of that gestation but the transfusions are really simple and the LO is generally brighter afterwards? Alex constantly was too tired to feed but a transfusion was like new batteries again



 
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my son was born at 33 weeks and he weighed 5lb1oz



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Old Apr 28th, 2011, 09:07 AM   4
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I'm so worried! I've never experienced anyone going through anything like this and this person is very close to me. I'm going to be her birth partner but now I'm pretty sure babies dad is going to be there and I'll be outside waiting for news. I really hope there's a big chance baby will be OK


Scan estimates baby is around 3lb, she's 32 weeks on Monday x



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2011, 09:10 AM   5
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when my son was born at 33 weeks he went straight to scbu just to aid his breathing i think if i remember rightly he was there for nearly 3 weeks hope this helps x



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Old Apr 29th, 2011, 02:55 AM   6
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I've had two babies born at 32wks and they needed help with breathing, feeding. It's scary seeing them at first and very emontional have they showed your friend around nicu? Xx



 
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Old Apr 29th, 2011, 03:20 AM   7
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My baby was born 32+3, to be honest he looked like a normal baby really, just very small. It can be distressing seeing them having to have breathing equipment, but at that gestation they don't usually need it for very long I think, but I don't know why your friends baby needs the transfusion. I can send you some pictures of my son via pm (I think you can do that anyway) if you want, you'll see how quickly he improved.



 
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Old Apr 29th, 2011, 03:39 AM   8
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my scan the day before Ellie was born estimated she was a little under 3lbs and she was delivered the next morning weighing good 4lbs 3oz at 33 weeks but did drop the 3lb 1oz after having a really bad 1st week I have attached 2 pics of Ellie at her lowest weight on day 8

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my daugher was born at 36 weeks and only 4 lbs/ I dont have any knowledge of the blood transfusion part but having a small baby you just have to be a bit more careful with them. My little girl 2 monthes later has already doubled her birth weight plus a pound. So they grow fast



 
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Old May 1st, 2011, 00:55 AM   10
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I hope it's OK to ask this...

What are babies like when they're born at 32-33 weeks? Small ones?

My older sister had her babies early but they were all quite big.

Someone I know is facing having their baby at 32-33 weeks. Estimated around 3lb.

Worried for her Baby will quite possibly need a blood transfusion too.
My son was born at 33weeks and weighed 4.8oz and he was 30cm and was really small and skinny.
Every child is different.



 
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