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    2girls&1angelboy is offline Has 3 very special people in my life my 2 girls & my angel baby boy xxx
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    Default need some advice on premmie babies.

    hi everyone,
    just wondering how early your bub was and what treatment, how long was you in hospital.
    I am begining to think that this bub wont stay in much longer and its starting to worry me.
    Dr already said at the start of this pregnancy that they think bub may arrive from 32weeks from my history im nt sure if i will even last that long im currently 29week and 4days
    Thank you in advance

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    Hi :-)

    DD1 was born at 33 weeks but due to IUGR was the size of a 28 weeker (1152 grams or 2pnd 5 )

    She was on Cpapp for 2 days,had platelet and sugar issues that self resolved and some jaundice therapy And was tube fed because she couldn't suck.

    Spent 15 days in Nicu then 4 weeks in special care gaining some weight and learning to suck.Went home 4 days before her original due date.

    Now a happy healthy 4.5 yr old

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    DS2 was born 9 weeks ago at 31+5 weeks, weighing 1390g (3lb1oz).

    He was ventilated for about 30 hrs, was on cpap for 3.5 weeks, he had phototherapy for jaundice, had an oral gastric tube, then a nasal gastric tube.

    He had two weeks in NICU, then 2 weeks in level two, then another 3 weeks in special care to gain weight and get feeding sorted. He came home one week before his due date.

    I started expressing colostrum immediately after my section and continued to express 3 hourly during the day and 4 hourly overnight in order to keep and stimulate supply. It was really hard, but DS2 is exclusively breastfed and thriving - he's now 5 days old (corrected age), weighs 2500g (5lbs8oz).

    I wish you all the best, please feel free to pm me at any time
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    My daughter was born at 30 weeks, due to PE, she was 1.3kg when she was born and dropped to 1kg, she was on cpap for 3 days and under phototherapy for 6 days! She spent 6 weeks in hospital, the dr always told me that my daughter was not sick just little!! She is now 3 and she is thriving except she is still very petite!! Good luck!! It's tough the nicu & Scn experience!

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    My son was born 31+6 6 weeks ago. He was large for his gestation 2.28kg. Was in SCBU for 5 weeks. Had nasal gastric tube til he could suck - started only suck feeds at four weeks. And had a couple of days jaundice treatment. He came home at 5 weeks. Though struggled with the heat at home compared to the hospital. He was on expressed breast milk the whole time.
    No cause found for my early labor and I am very lucky that he had no major health issues at the time of his birth.

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    thanks girls i ended up out the hospital yesterday and discovered i was having contrations(thought it was BH) nothing major they said so thy have started me on magnesium tablets and having check ups each day and scan tomorrow

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    DD was born at 28 weeks. She weighed 950gms, and had ot be tube fed, had phototherapy, was on Cpap, and a ventilator at one stage as she ended up with an infection they said was a strain of Staff. She was born in late March, and we went home mid June.
    You'd never know looking at her that she was a premmie!

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    DS was born at 31 + 2 via emergency cs weighing 1302g. He was breathing on his own when born but was put on cpap for 24 hours as a precaution. He spent 5 1/2 weeks in hospital all together, which consisted of 5 days in NICU & the remaining time in SCN. I expressed around the clock to keep my supply up while DS was tube fed - once he latched properly & established breastfeeding things moved very quickly & he was home before we knew it.

    He has no health issues (he had an umbilical hernia but it has corrected itself) and he is developmentally a little advanced for his corrected age! He is still very small (bottom 3rd percentile for weight) but the doctors are not concerned at this stage because his health is terrific. We are very lucky


 

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