J
1 year ago

Premature baby experiences

Our little girlie was born on 8th December at 29+2 weeks weighing 3lbs due to me being poorly with pre eclampsia and type 1 diabetes. Lots of ups and downs already any advice or experiences on what the next few months will bring would be much appreciated 💕
Premature baby experiences

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1 year ago

Aww what a little beauty. How are you both doing? My baby girl was born at 33 weeks plus 3 days and weighed 4lb 2. She was in isolation due to testing positive for covid, intensive care then the special care baby unit for 3 weeks before I could take her home. It was heart breaking seeing her like that. I had covid at 33 weeks and gestational diabetes so I think that's what prompted my little cherub to come early. She's nearly a month on Sept 11th and doing well. 🥰

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1 year ago

The next few months will be the tough bit. I have been through this myself, the preeclampsia bit. Diagnosed at 33 weeks, hospitalized, baby girl born at 35 weeks exactly through a C-section. But remember one thing and remember this well. These younger, premature babies generally grow up to be the toughest cookies & will become the strongest people in the future, God willing. Trust your docs, and if you cannot, ask to get a second opinion by a professional, and get some sleep!!!!!! And make sure you have people around you - a support system if you will - to take care of YOU mentally. Take advantage of the hospital facilities, be proactive, we pay taxes for this reason. Talking from experience, I thought my beautiful baby would not be as strong as other girls. In reality, 19 months after leaving the hospital, she is still alive and healthy. Stay positive sister, you got this.

Kilburn, Derbyshire, GB
1 year ago

She’s absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations ❤️ Please feel free to join our premature baby support group 😊 https://peanut.app.link/mkJhzrW1Ycb

1 year ago

Hello, mine might to be relevant but I went to 37 weeks but baby only weighed 4 pound 8. So technically he was a prem baby. His 4 months old now. & he is so smart. He try’s to sit up on his own. He lifts he own head. He rolls over. He amazes me everyday & his cone so far. But congratulations ❤️

1 year ago

Hello I had two girls born at 27 they are 13 now and a boy 4weeks early who is 4 now and a little who was born at 35 weeks she will be 2 in a couple of weeks like you I’ve had pre eclampsia diabetes and help syndrome hope your little one is ok xx

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1 year ago

Sorry the question wasn’t directed at me but I know someone who had preeclampsia twice in her pregnancies and her doctor told her if she gets pregnant a 3rd time he’d recommend termination as she (the mother) would probably die. My professor at the hospital told me that each pregnancy is a strain on the mother’s heart so you should think about yourself first and foremost when it comes to this. My husband wants a second child and I have said no loud and clear. It sounds grim but this is the main reason I wont ever be getting pregnant again. Going through seeing my baby in NICU is something I cannot handle again.

1 year ago

Were you nervous to get pregnant again after having preeclampsia the first time? I was put on bedrest in the hospital for a month until I had my son at 33 weeks. My doc thinks it’s very likely I will get it again but I can’t imagine being stuck in the hospital for a long time without my son. Also, I don’t know if I can go through NICU life again. Just looking for your perspective. Thanks!

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