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a baby born 26 27 28 weeks
wat are the chances?
how hard was it for u?
did bub surive?
My dd was 33 weeks but a lady next to me in hosp had a baby at 28.4 weeks and he was good he was quite big she had been holding off since she was 22weeks (broken waters) and there were lots of babys born between 24-28 weeks at the hosp were dd was that r doing well another lady whos baby was born at 27 weeks moved to another hosp with me and her baby was 1kg at birth stayed in hosp for just over 100 days he had trouble feeding cos he was so used to feeding tube but other than that he was fine.
Il keep my fingers crossed that u last a bit longer but its amazing what they can do with tiny babys now days good luck.
They should give u steriods to help devolop babys lungs if ur going to go early.
Hi there:)My niece was born at 33wks and was 4lb14oz. She was in hospy for 3 weeks and then went home happy and healthy.
My other niece was born at 27 weeks and was a tiny 2lb2oz. She was in hospy for about 4 months and had lots of problems with feeding etc cos she was tube fed for such a long time. She is healthy tho and the only long term effect is that she needs glasses after being under the lights for such a long time as a newborn. She is now 16.
Good luck if your bub comes early:)
I belong to a great premmie chat forum & there are lots of babies born between 24 & 27 weeks on there. Some born as small as 500 grams. They are all alive & well, although slightly behind other kids the same age, which you would expect.
My DS2 was born at 33 weeks & he's now almost 20 weeks & is healthy & fine. It's amazing what the dr's can do these days.
Why do you think you may go early?
:fingerscrossed: you get to term.
I'm sorry, I have no idea. But my fingers are crossed for you that you can go longer. :hugs:
Hi, my little girl was 34wks (nearly a month ago) but there were many others in there from 28wks+. The 28wk baby mum had been hospitalised from 24wks. I chatted with her mum alot in the nursery and bubs was progressing well. They took her to see an eye specialist (routine for that young a premmie) and that was fine, mainly just in a humidicrib, and when we left mum was expressing and not sure if she was able to bottle feed or if it went in by nose tube (don't worry, even my girl had to be nose fed for a while - premmies just take a while to get used to sucking, and not falling asleep during feeds!) Main thing is once they can control body temp, feed by bottle and no other probs then they can normally go home (mine went home at the equiv. of 37wks)
Hope this helps!
Trisha - Brisbane
Hi, I am new to this forum but I had My first born at 27.6weeks, he weighed in at 890gms or 1pd15oz. He was in hospital for 15wks and came home on oxygen.
Now he is 15kg 3 1/2yrs old and has no side effects from being born so early.
As someone has said babies are now surviving as early as 23wks.
Hi. My DD2 was born at 23 weeks. She was is NICU for 5 1/2 months & it was quite hard on us because our other DD was only 12 months at the time & the hospital was 30 mins away. At the time the dr's only gave her a 5% chance of surviving & only a 1% chance of surviving without any problems or disabilities. She weighed 513gms or 1pd 2oz & was 30cm long. She fitted in our hands. She is almost 5 & she isnt too far behind her age. We recently had her IQ tested & they said she was an average 4yr old, so that was really good. She does have chronic lung disease but as she has gotten older she is getting a lot better with it & doesnt end up in hospital every winter. Well its been over 18mths without a hospital visit so we are pretty happy with that. She has no other problems or disabilities. So i think we were & are extremely lucky.
My aunty had all 3 of her kids at 25 weeks.
They were all healthy little bubs and still are to this day. ONly difference is they have to stay in hospital for about 4 weeks to make sure they are breathing and everything on there own.
Good luck :flowerz:
A friend has recently (5 weeks ago) had twins at 27.2 weeks.
They were 880gm and 1100gms.
They have both been in NICU for a bit and are now in SCN - and will be for another 4 weeks or so at least.
One is breathing fine, and the other still requires oxygen. 1 is doing 1 tube feed and 1 bottle fed (ebm), but the other has some GI issues ....
The research suggests that the survival rate at 27 weeks is 90%, but the chances of substantial developmental delays, autism, cp etc is about 1 in 4.
are they looking at inducing you arly jess?
I was born at 30 weeks and i am a healthy nearly 30 year old!
Something to ease all your minds.
I had my DD at 28weeks and 5 days. The only problem i had was she was born breach and was jaundice. She had nothing wrong with her apart from being small. She is going to be 4 in just over a week and she is one of the smartest kids at her day care. She is not behind in anything and to look at her you wouldnt know she was a premmie.
She weighed 2lb12ozs when she was born. She spend 6 weeks in NICU and then 2 weeks in the normal nursery. She came home 2 days before christmas.
Doctors can do wonderful things. From spending so much time in the hospital i was very surprised to see the amount of premmies that are born and all of them survived. Every year the hospital holds a christmas party for all NICU babies and every year now there is always the same familiar faces.
So rest assured if it does happen to you or anyone you know always hope for the best.
Just to say that so much depends on the size of your bub too. My DD1 was born 6 weeks early (induced) and she was 6lb 3oz, a pretty good size, but developed Hyland Membrane disease (basically under developed lungs). 2 years later DD2 was 6lb 4 and only 4 days early!
Sometimes I am not sure I would want to have gone full term with my first, I wonder how big she would have been!
You've had some great responses from people with very early babies, so I'm sure you are more relaxed now! Good luck with everything. Hope you get to house that bubba for several more weeks yet!
Just thought I'd add my (mini) story.
My DS#1 was born at 30 weeks (I had severe preeclampsia), he weighed 1047gms but he was breathing on his own. He needed CPAP for 2 days and then oxygen for about 4 days, after that he was fine. We spent 7 (LONG!) weeks in SCN (only the first week in NICU). It was terrifying when you went in in the morning expecting your baby to be where you left him, and he was gone. Most of the time it was because he was doing really well and had been moved down the nursery closer to the "fat farm"!! Which is where all the healthy 'just need to gain a bit more weight before you go home' babies are! Anyway, he is now 2.5yrs and just like everyone elses babies, he is fine!! :cool:
DS#2 was born at 34wks (the pe again!), so after a 30wker we were a bit more relaxed expecting him to be fine. He wasn't. He too (someone else had this too?) developed Hyaline Membrane Disease and then ended up with 2 Neumathorax (SP?) which is basically holes or tears in the lungs so that his chest cavity was filling with air. He had to have a tube inserted into his side to drain his chest, he was flown by helicopter to the royal childrens and spent a week in there before he came back to spend a further 3 weeks in SCN. All in all, a ridiculously scarey situation! Gave me my first anxiety/panic attack - not fun!
But he is now fine. Both my boys gave me several grey hairs (thank God for hair colour), they still give me sleepless nights, but they are happy and healthy now!!! :smiliedance:
They still give me grey hairs though. :rolleyes:
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