Born at 35 weeks..

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  1. Floralaura

    Floralaura Well-Known Member

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    Babies born at 35 weeks, are they still too premature? I mean i know before 37 weeks is classed as premature but the chances of a Baby being born at 35 weeks and being fine, its pretty high, right? :shrug:
     
  2. Sekhmet

    Sekhmet First-time mum

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    Yes, like 99%. :)
     
  3. Jemma_x

    Jemma_x Mummy and Engaged

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    I dont think there lungs are as mature but i think if hospital know baby is coming at 35 weeks they will give steriod injections to mature lungs
     
  4. Celesse

    Celesse Well-Known Member

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    Breathing should be ok, but baby may have trouble sucking and maintaining body temp.
     
  5. x-Rainbow-x

    x-Rainbow-x Mum to Phoebe, Alex n Ben

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    Alex was born 35+0 he was absolutely fine apart from poor feeding and quite bad jaundice afterwards, his development has just about caught up to a term baby now xxx
     
  6. BabyHaines

    BabyHaines Mummy to baby George!!

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    I am always looking at the statistics of my bubbas survival, should he/she be born early....don't know why, just so paranoid as my hubby was born a month early.
    I am so happy to be nearly 28 wks, so will be overjoyed when I'm 35wks!!

    Is everything ok, BTW??xx
     
  7. Floralaura

    Floralaura Well-Known Member

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    See, im 35+1 now and was told i could give birth early, so 24 weeks was a milestone and so was 35 as i decided that after 35 is 'ok' not perfect but its doable and Baby would be fine..im sat at home now having pains, the same as i have had for days and im off to the hospital tomorrow to get checked, but it was all 'ok' as im 35 weeks, Baby is measuring almost 37 and he weighs over 6lbs..UNTIL i get a Email off Boots parenting saying..

    Week 35
    Baby: Your baby measures about 51.4cm from head to toe and weighs more than 2.4kg (5.5 pounds). The lungs are almost fully developed but, if the baby was born now, it would probably only survive in an incubator. It still doesn't have enough fat deposits beneath its skin to keep warm outside the womb.

    The 'if the baby was born now, it would probably only survive in an incubator' part has completely thrown me..as i really wouldn't have thought that at 35 weeks..
     
  8. Cattia

    Cattia Well-Known Member

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    My friend had her baby at 34 weeks and was home within a couple of days, the baby is doing just fine. 35 weeks is basically the same prognosis as full term, so try not to worry HUGS
    xx
     
  9. Eve

    Eve Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't worry too much hun :) I am having a planned c-section at 37 weeks and do not need an amnio is the specialist says the risks of Kayleigh having any severe complications are very very low... usually under 36 weeks they prefer to do an amnio (if being induced or early section for some reason) but she explained to me that most cases things are fine, and baby might need a little help with breathing but nothing serious.
     
  10. aussiemum

    aussiemum Mother of 4 boys

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    I have a 35+2 baby and he is AOK. He was 2590g (5.7 pound) and he came home after only 5 days in hospital. NO incubator needed!! I had the steroid injection for his lungs and they could not beleive how big he was for 5 weeks early. The longer they cook the better for all, but I don't believe that is right what they sent in the email. I am 34 weeks and also hoping to make the milestone of 35 weeks. I will find out more today as I have my booking appointment. I have been having bad pains for 3 days now.
    If you have any concerns about babies at this age talk to the hospital and they will tell you what they can - they were helpful for me last time. (I am not nervous to have a 35 weeker)
     
  11. Zarababy1

    Zarababy1 4 boys. TTC #5

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    My sister was born at 35 weeks she was 6lb1oz and was home the next day! altho she sufferd jaundius she had/has no health problems! x
     
  12. Floralaura

    Floralaura Well-Known Member

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    Phew, it really had me worried for a moment, in fact so worried i may email Boots and have a moan! lol..x
     
  13. Zarababy1

    Zarababy1 4 boys. TTC #5

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    Oh yeah also, I was born at 38 i was only 5lb10! my sister was a fatty :rofl:
     
  14. Floralaura

    Floralaura Well-Known Member

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    Lol, well mine over 6lbs now according to the growth scans (Have GD too so get scanned every 2weeks to check his size) and the size of a 37 weeker, so i guess thats only a good thing if he is going to pop out soon lol
     
  15. Zarababy1

    Zarababy1 4 boys. TTC #5

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    yeah you'll be finnne! it was 13 years ago my sister was born so i dunno if they'd let the baby straight home now or not, i imagen they should if it showed no problems ect tho! Me and my mum were actually talking about it at the weekend, she was in hospital anyway with a bad back just layed in bed and her waters broke, she didnt start to get any contractions so they induced her the next day! i guess 5 weeks isnt too early after all, i wouldnt mind if my lo came next week! altho id prefer to wait till 37! hehe x
     
  16. Claire788

    Claire788 Mum to Gorgeous boy!

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    my OH's Cousins (now 21 and 24) were both born at 35 weeks weighing about 5lbs each, home after a couple of days. Both totally fine, 6ft odd each ones in the fire brigade and the other a quantity surveyor :) so no learning difficulties either, and that was 21 years ago!
     
  17. babybaillie

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    My wee nephew was born at 34 weeks and spent a few days in the incubator and 3 weeks in hospital. he did have a few problems because he was premature, but ok now
     
  18. lottie_2007

    lottie_2007 Mummy of 3!!

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    My mum's god daughter was born at 35 weeks, she was over 5lb and allowed home the next day no probs at all, they changed her from prem to low birth weight as there was descrepency about due dates but she was perfect! I had steroid injections at 30 weeks and really wanted to get to 34 weeks, every week makes me feel much better and now i'm relaxed knowing baby will be fine if born now :hugs:
     
  19. Sam9kids

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    Baby number 6 for me was born at 35+3 and he was fine and allowed home straight away!
     
  20. Kota

    Kota Mum and Preg!

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    yep, from everything I've read,. very very very few babies need any form of special care if born after 35wks.
    So I just gotta get to Sunday and then I'll be happy as pie!
     

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