when the baby is preeme?

Discussion in 'Premature & NICU Babies' started by mum78, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. mum78

    mum78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    Messages:
    687
    Likes Received:
    0
    sorry ladies its may be astupid quetion ,but i want to know if the baby born in 36+2 will be apreeme baby?
     
  2. mummy3

    mummy3 Busy!

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    11,532
    Likes Received:
    0
    Technically it would be a late preterm baby. Baby most likely would act as a term baby though:flower:
     
  3. Ohmy4

    Ohmy4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Messages:
    548
    Likes Received:
    0
    I worked in OB and any baby below 37 weeks is written down as a preemie. But there are also degrees to preemies.....23-28 weeks is a micro preemie.....28-32 really premature...32-34 is premature...and 34-36 is mildly premature. 36 weekers tend to not have many issues...mainly with coordinating the eat, suck, swallow skill. We call them "feeders and growers" all they need is some growing time.
     
  4. mum78

    mum78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    Messages:
    687
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks ladies
     
  5. Cazzyg

    Cazzyg Mum of 1

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    0
    AS everyone else has said, full term is 37 weeks and while many babies born at 36 weeks have no problems and don't need a stay in special care, not all are born with no issues.

    My daughter was born at 36 weeks, just short of full term and had a short stay in NICU due to breathing problems. I didn't expect that as I thought that due to her gestation, all would be fine.
     
  6. Sofiekirsten

    Sofiekirsten Proud Mummy To Jacob

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,400
    Likes Received:
    0
    My little man was classed as premature at 36+1 and we had to stay in hospital for 3 days due to jaundice but otherwise he is fine

    :flower:
     
  7. SatansSprite

    SatansSprite 1ds/1angel/Preg

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    598
    Likes Received:
    0
    My son was a 36 weeker, and while he had no breathing difficulties or anything, he was really small, even compared to some other 36 weekers in there. He weighed 3 pounds 5 ounces, had to stay for 4 weeks to put on weight and since then has had developmental delays in pretty much all areas.

    He was also classified as being a preemie and was followed as such, with a corrected age and everything.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice