View Full Version : Any Prems have no problems born before 35 weeks??
Im interested to see if anyone has had a Premmie earlier then 35 weeks with no breathing problems?? My Son was born at 35 weeks and he had Breathing difficulty and had an infection due to undetected Strep B.
My ob seems to think that I wont carry past 35 weeks with this baby. I have heard thought Girls develope faster then boys and I am having a girl.
I have the strangest feeling im not going to carry full term and would love to hear any positive storys you have:hugs:
My DD was born at 32+4 weeks. She was breathing fine and sucking down milk out of a bottle on the first day she was born. I actually had to fight with the dragon lady in SCBU to let her have bottles because "she will get worn out". DD was waking every 3 hours and demanding a bottle. When i was there i would get to bottle feed her but when i wasn't they used to gavage her and give her a dummy to suck on because she wanted to suck so bad. I talked to the doctor on Day 6 and he wrote on her charts to demand feed her and try her on bottles for all feeds. They still didn't take her gavage out until 5 days after that but it was never used. She almost got discharged at day 9 but developed constipation due to being lactose intolerant. We put her on Delact and 2 days later she came home. We had her home before she was 35 weeks old.:thumbsup:
DS1 was 35+2wks they pulled him out screaming he has issues feeding and was tiny but got the hang of it and came home 5wks later
DS2 was 32+2wks he took a few minutes to start breathing he had RDS but was breathing on his own within 12hrs of being born
that was the only he did well he was in a issolette for the 1st 2 weeks, he was tube feed for the 1st 4weeks, the last 2 weeks he struggled with feeding and got the hang of bottle feeding a few days before coming home but BF well
he came home at 6wks old even now at almost 2 he has his far share of problems
but every baby is different and how they need care varies a a rule of thumb with prems that they generally come home around they due date and anything else before that is a bonus
DD was born at 33 weeks she was breathing on her own straight away pretty much, only needing a little oxygen after birth.
She got golden staph and was in NICU for 4 days, then 2 weeks at a big hosp in SCU, then a week at our local hosp SCN.
I felt she was sent home to early she was half bf, half emb but still only tiny, we ended up back in hosp 2 weeks after she came home due to loss of weight and not maintaining body temp she was put on fourtified ebm and ff did her the world of good she has never looked back she has turned a year in the last week and has reached all her milestones and thankfully we have had no breathing or feeding problems.
I have also heard girls do better being prems than boys one of the nurses doing fetal monitering told me not to stress cos I was having a girl and girls tend not to have as many prob's being prem than boys esp past 32 weeks. I dont know how true this is though.
I hope all goes well for you.
DD1 was born at 32 weeks although she was also low birth weight. She didn't have any breathing problems. She was in SCN for 5 weeks- mainly just to put on weight (she had to get to 2kg's before she could leave.) She is 3 now and you swould never guess she was a premmie.
My daughter was born at 35 weeks/IUGR and had no respiratory problems at all. My daughter looked terrible due to her IUGR but was otherwise healthy. She spent 15 days in SCN with feeding issues.
However my son was term (37 weeks) and had RDS and required O2 for awhile. Go figure! He was in SCN for 4 days with his respiratory issues.
I do remember the nurses mentioning to me that girls tend to do better than boys at the same gestational age. Good Luck with the rest of your pregnancy. I hope all goes well.
My son was born at 33+1 weeks due to pre-eclampsia. He weighed 1425 grams. He was born screaming but spent the first 2 days in 30% oxygen. But after that he had no breathing probs at all. He spent the first month of his life in scbu but that was due to his low birth weight. He is now 3 months old, is putting on weight nicely and other than his small size is absolutly perfect. goodluck
My DD was born at 34 + 6 weeks she was breathing on her own straight away, only needing a little oxygen after birth. On day 10 we finally brought our little princess home.
My DD1, DD2 & DS were born at 28+3 weeks a month ago. I had steroid injections at 23 weeks to help with their lungs but neither of them have had any problems with breathing other than both DD's needing CPAP for 5 days in total & DS needing it for 3 days. That isnt to with their lung develpoment but their brain as they were forgetting to breath.
They were in a study run by the hospital to see why girls develop faster than boys but it ended early as DS was doing better then they expected.
At 4 weeks old, they are all hitting their milestones at the same time.
ETA - They were never on oxygen, only ever room air.
I had DD at 28wks 5 days and she had no breathing problems at all.
Had one bit of oxegyn when they pulled her out but soon stopped it cause she didn't need it.
So has developed asthma (but very very mild) but we gathered that would happen as almost everyone in the family has it. She didnt get asthma till about 3years old.
My DD1 was born at 34 weeks and had high apgars but 24 hours later developed Hylands Membrane Disease and had to be moved to a big hospital and in ICU :crying: (I didn't see her again 5 days as I was really sick too) She was on oxygen for about 6-7 days,(was down to about 23% or something in a couple of days) but not on a ventilator. Then she got staph so was in isolation for a week or more :( I was fortunate she was big though for her date 6lb 3oz.
I didn't get to breastfeed her for about 10 days though.
She developed normally in all areas. (apparently my mum was watching all her development like a hawk due to issues with too much oxygen, but I think it was worse and less was known back in her day)
I had 2 babies born at 34 weeks. Both babies didn't need oxygen. With my 2nd I had a steriod injection to mature her lungs 1 week before she was born but I didn't with my son.
The only problem we had with both babies was feeding. We were in hospital for 2 weeks with both until they could put on weight while breast feeding for all feeds.
My DD2 is a 30+5 weeker and did not need oxygen at all and has had no breathing or any other problems since... so it all depends on the baby
I had DS right on 34 weeks and had no breathing problems at all. He was tube fed for 4 days and needed some help maintaining his temp but came home on day 7 :eek:...
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