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Old Mar 24th, 2010, 03:22 AM   1
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One born every minute..


Did anyone watch it last night??

It was sooo sad - last night's episode was about premature babies and had twins born at 23 weeks and triplets before 30 weeks. Shouldnt have watched it really - it even got my hubby crying his eyes out!



 
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Old Mar 24th, 2010, 04:33 AM   2
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I watched it too... I found it a real struggle and it really got to me a couple of times but it does show that even at 23 weeks although hard that they can work wonders.



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Old Mar 24th, 2010, 04:45 AM   3
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Yeah i know what you mean, it was sad, but also inspirational. The staff were great - i dont know how they can do that job, think i'd be a wreck if i had to deal with sickly babies. x



 
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Old Mar 24th, 2010, 06:28 AM   4
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mmm, does take a special kind of person to do that job. I did find it nicer to watch than the normal one born every minute because the nurses were alot friendlier and understanding and looked like they actually enjoyed their jobs and wanted to help.

Since watching the series I have found myself worrying about what the midwives will be saying about me etc while I am in labour.. I am a paranoid worrier though!



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Old Mar 24th, 2010, 06:31 AM   5
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I have to say, although it was sad, I did find it absolutely uplifting to see what they can do for babies born so early.

However, it was a double edged sword for me, as I was told yesterday that if my babies are born at 23+ weeks, they will not resuscitate or try to keep them alive, unless I have them after 24 weeks, as that is policy here.



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Old Mar 24th, 2010, 06:39 AM   6
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some hospitals are 23 weeks and some are 24 weeks. I think most are 24 as that is peiople on here celebrate visbility at 24 weeks. I watched a sad thing on i think gmtv once where a girl had a baby at 23 weeks. She had suffered losses before and for medical reasons this was her last. The hospital wouldnt do anything to help her baby. The baby was born alive as well. They even had spare incubators outside but as baby was 23 weeks wouldnt use them. she was campaining to get law changed as any baby born alive deserves a chance.



 
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Old Mar 24th, 2010, 06:42 AM   7
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Im about to watch it now on 4OD so will probably end up bawling my eyes out - not that that would be anything new while watching that program, shame next week is last one though



 
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Old Mar 24th, 2010, 06:44 AM   8
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some hospitals are 23 weeks and some are 24 weeks. I think most are 24 as that is peiople on here celebrate visbility at 24 weeks. I watched a sad thing on i think gmtv once where a girl had a baby at 23 weeks. She had suffered losses before and for medical reasons this was her last. The hospital wouldnt do anything to help her baby. The baby was born alive as well. They even had spare incubators outside but as baby was 23 weeks wouldnt use them. she was campaining to get law changed as any baby born alive deserves a chance.

That is absolutely awful, I dont know how they can have strict rules on something like this, if a baby is in with a fighting chance one week shouldnt matter at all. Poor lady x



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Old Mar 24th, 2010, 06:57 AM   9
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I just watched it on 4od and omg I was bawling my eyes out cuddling my little Fynn (who was in NICU for 3.5 weeks) the triplet mum hit the nail on the head with the pram as I refused to use the buggy for just sam when Fynn was in hospital for exactly the same reason and lugged Sam around in his car seat for weeks lol.

I really feel for you ladies though as I would have hated watching that programm before I had the boys - double edged sword really isnt it. xxx



 
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Old Mar 24th, 2010, 07:37 AM   10
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I really struggled watching it because it brought back so many memories. However it really did make me appreciate (even more so than I already did) how lucky we are to have both of our boys and that they came through with no lasting problems. I cannot imagine how you would even start to deal with losing one twin



 
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