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the jet ventilator

  • By mom-at-2014 · Posted yesterday at 11:58 pm
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  • my 25 weeker is now 32 weeks and is still on the jet ventilator. he had 2 failed extubations. im worried now, people have been saying their babies hve paralyzed throats and cannot speak. anybody have ...


  • By arthur78 · New reply yesterday at 1:19 pm
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  • Hi everyone, Hope everyone is doing well. We have our first real therapy session later this week. We had our paperwork meeting last week, and the therapist is a super nice lady. I am just trying to get ...

Feeding my preemie

  • By ethansmomii · New reply yesterday at 8:27 am
  • 7 replies
  • At 10 wks I was feeding my 29 weeker rice cereal in his milk just 1/2 a tsp for every oz. then at 14 wks I was already putting flavor in his formula by mixing half a jar (1oz) of apples in his milk at ...

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

  • By shine718 · New reply April 21, 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 ...

Need advice about insurance in the time of pregnancy

  • By monim · New reply April 20, 2014
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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 ...

Does sex make baby to move?

Anshparents (Inactive)
  • By Anshparents (Inactive) · New reply April 20, 2014
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  • Hello, I am 35 weeks pregnant. Baby is extremely low in pelvis area and head down position. want to induce a labor naturally after 37 weeks. Question is Does sex make baby to move from this position ...

Trach baby transportation?

  • By Morebluetiful · New reply April 20, 2014
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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 19, 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 ...

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

Anshparents (Inactive)
  • By Anshparents (Inactive) · New reply April 19, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • 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 ...

33 weeker with IUGR

  • By iluvmysweettea · New reply April 17, 2014
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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 Length measurement through pregnancy

  • By KellieRod · New reply April 17, 2014
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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 ...

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
  • 6 replies
  • 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 ...

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
  • 5 replies
  • 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
  • 23 replies
  • 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
  • 6 replies
  • 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 ...

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