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My 3rd son was born by c/s at 37 weeks due to placenta praevea grade4.
he had very low agpars at birth and had to be kept in the special care nursery with oxygen for a few days.
I've always thought that despite growing well and being bright and happy there was something a little 'not quite right' about him, it's hard to explain - his food aversions, his still needing a nappy at night, his highly strung nature.
Is this possible or am I attributing his personality and quirks to his birth?
I'm not sure both my sons came before that, and are fine, they were born at 34 and 35 weeks.
But they didn't require oxygen or anything like that.
Maybe see if you can get a referral to a paediatrician to have him assessed even just to put your mind at ease?
If you are worried, go and see a developmental pead. Not a normal pead. They deal with lots of children with "quirks" and will give you the information.:)
They say 37 weeks is considered full term. Hayley was born at 37 weeks and has a speech impairment (mild dyspraxia) though I am not sure if the two are linked. Apart from that she is a pretty normal 4 and a half year old, reaching all her milestones like any other child her age.
My dd was born ar 36 +4days, and she is a strange kid :D but still normal i think. Her apgars were fine, but she was a sleepy baby and lost a heap of weight and in SCN for a week.
I always attributed her being a drama queen ans demanding from me being stressed in pregnancy, but i now have twins with total opposite personalities, so don't think that is a major cause.
TBH, I think all kids can be sooo individual (DD has only been night TT for about 6months) and she does funny things but i think its just her normal, and nothing to worry about.
Maybe a visit to a chn/gp or a referral to a paed like berni suggested might help - you are the mum, and more likely to 'feel' if something is not right.
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