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33 weeker with IUGR

  • By iluvmysweettea · New reply yesterday at 11:45 am
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  • I had my son via c section Monday. He was 33w0d and has IUGR. He weighed 2lbs11oz and 14 3/4 inches long. I had gotten the steroid shots for his lungs and after he was born he was basically breathing ...

cervix has stop dilating. how to induce a labor naturally?

  • By Anshparents · New reply yesterday at 9:53 am
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  • Hello, I am 34 weeks and 4 days pregnant for the first time. my cervix was short (0.4cm) at 27 weeks, I was on modified bed rest for couple of weeks and I started walking from 32 weeks. Now, my cervix ...

Need advice about insurance in the time of pregnancy

  • By monim · New reply yesterday at 6:46 am
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  • Next month I am going to Germany with my husband. I am 26 weeks pregnant. What would be best for me travel insurance or health insurance? I am not sure does German government provide health insurance ...

Cervix Length measurement through pregnancy

  • By KellieRod · New reply yesterday at 2:18 am
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  • Hello, Does anyone know of any resources of what the cervix length should be during each week of pregnancy? I tried to look it up but could not find anything. I can of course ask my OB but was just curious ...

Trach baby transportation?

  • By Morebluetiful · Posted yesterday at 1:17 am
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  • Hello, I am hoping to find some tips from parents of trach babies. My godson was just discharged home (10 months old) with a trach/vent. The hospital sent him home with a large red wagon to transport ...

Abuse or disease?

  • By Jenn2174 · New reply April 16, 2014
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  • I am the mom of a preemie that is almost 3 years old. My Son is adopted but I am not asking questions about my son I am asking about a friend who has a 5 month old Micro Preemie that needs help. My friends ...

IUGR preemies and breastfeeding, first time mom

  • By Forestbliss · New reply April 16, 2014
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  • Curious to hear stories of other first time moms with preemies and their breastfeeding. Just when do first time mom's start being able to produce milk? Can't seem to find much info on this. I'm currently ...

Feeling Discouraged

  • By ajk611 · New reply April 16, 2014
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  • I'm having a hard time waiting for our little one to meet milestones. She was born 30 wk 6 days and her adjusted age is 9 days. I know I need to consider her a newborn but it's so hard to watch other ...

Kelley Benham's Story about her 23 6/7 weeker

  • By shine718 · Posted April 15, 2014
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  • Kelley Benham is a journalist in Florida and has written a series of articles about having a baby born at 23 6/7. She articulates so well the emotions that go along with having a baby born on the edge ...

can every help us get keira lotty Lena a bedroom

  • By traceymans · New reply April 15, 2014
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  • hi can l plz put this on your wall ...

Incompetent Cervix, TVC and TAC

  • By ChrissySouthern21 · New reply April 13, 2014
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  • Hi Girls! I'm very new here. I wanted to join because I have seen tons of incompetent cervix, cerclage based posts and I wanted to share my experiences with you all in hopes that it will help some of ...

PTL Scare - Short Cervix & Contractions

  • By 2pups4kids · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • Last week I had a scare that landed me in the hospital for 3 days after I was contracting regularly... it wasn't overly painful but it was concerning because of my very short cervix of 0.8 cm (with no ...


  • By 861217 · New reply April 11, 2014
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  • My baby is now 10 months she was born prematurely on 3/06/2013 at 31weeks. She has een sick suffering from flu n I took her to a Doctor, today I was surprised when I discover that her fonder head (forgive ...

Potential PVL and Feeding Issues

  • By ATAbaby · New reply April 8, 2014
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  • Hello, I am in the Minneapolis, MN area and our beautiful baby was born at 32 weeks 4 days. We have been in the NICU for 73 days in which time she has overcome some breathing issues but the majority of ...

advice on 17p Shots

  • By zakhimmy · New reply April 8, 2014
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  • i was wondering how well do the 17p shots work??? When i was pregnant with my 29 weeker they did everything to see if i had anything wrong with my cervix and there wasn't. they just told me i would have ...

Brain bleed / birth asphyxia baby not able to roll over

  • By becksjones · New reply April 8, 2014
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  • Hi, I have posted here before, but not for some time. My 6 month old son had a devastating MRI when he was 2 weeks old and we were told he would not be able to suck a dummy, see, ever feed or walk. Well ...

Going Out In Public - We're Terrified!

  • By theburgessmommy · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Hi everyone! As RSV season is coming to a close, I'm sure most people are thinking about going out soon. We have been very cautious with our 31 weeker (born Oct 23 2013). We only took her out for doctor ...

Just Wondering / Preemie with 3/4 IVH & Hydro

  • By makiahisblessed · New reply April 7, 2014
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  • Hello everyone, I am the mother of a beautiful 23/4 gestation preemie girl. She is 18 mos actual 14 adj and she suffered from a 3/4 bilateral bleed w/ hydro and shunted. She has no other real issues ...

Adult that had imperforate anus as an infant

  • By reecer · New reply April 4, 2014
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  • Looking for adults that had an imperforate anus as an infant. I have had chronic pain in that area for years now and would like to talk with other adults that have had this and see what their experiences ...

Tummy Time

  • By theburgessmommy · New reply April 3, 2014
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  • My 31 weeker will be 5 months (3 adjusted) in a week. Can't believe how time flies!!! Anyway, we try to do tummy time 2-3 times a day. She used to just get mad, but she would work really hard to lift ...

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