how soon can I try again after 27 weeks preterm labor ?

  • By khwezi · Posted February 22, 2014
  • In In the NICU/PICU · 10 replies
  • Im a 25 year's old woman. I went in to preterm labor at 27 weeks and I had a normal delivery ( virginal ). My baby Boy was born weighing 610...... on the 10 February 2014 & he was put on nicu but he only ...


  • By adamsonovie2000 · Posted February 21, 2014
  • In Open discussion · 1 reply
  • Please assist with any advice on how to remove mic key gastronomy tube on 1 and half years baby ...

Can IUGR babies get Steroids to get off the Vent?'

  • By scastro12 · Posted February 21, 2014
  • In In the NICU/PICU · 4 replies
  • My baby is an IUGR 27w and having 6 weeks and still on The vent. Can they give her steroids although she is a IUGR baby? Thanks in advance for your support! Maria ...


  • By kaalynsmom · Posted February 21, 2014
  • In Introduce your very important preemie (VIP) · 5 replies
  • Hi my name is Joy. I had preeclampsia and HELP syndrome. I delivered my baby on January 29th, 2014. She is currently 3 weeks and 3 days today. Doing well at the moment. I have no experience with this ...

Worried Premmie mum

  • By 861217 · Posted February 21, 2014
  • In Preemie Angels · 1 reply
  • How long does 31Weeker premmie baby talk or walk, can't wait for my Angel to start walking n talking ...

advice please

  • By andy13 · Posted February 21, 2014
  • In Open discussion · 9 replies
  • My son near 21months old now who has a myopathy and developmemtal delay poor weight gain etc we now habe our little girl who will be coming upto 10months and is not sitting rolling etc wondering if she ...

Looking for Stories

  • By gibbj21 · Posted February 21, 2014
  • In Open discussion · 5 replies
  • Hi Everyone, My name is Jen and I am the mother of a seven year old daughter Anna and 6-year-old triplets, Sarah, Emily, and Lucy who were born at 32 weeks. Thankfully the girls are all healthy and thriving ...

*URGENT* Life after HELLP

  • By crystlmw9 · Posted February 20, 2014
  • In Open discussion · 26 replies
  • Had emergency C-section Feb 5th (26 week baby girl) due to help. Discharged from the hospital on the 12th. have gradually began to improve pain/fatigue wise. Today started feeling very fatigued, headache ...

7 months and not rolling over

  • By elseena · Posted February 20, 2014
  • In Open discussion · 7 replies
  • When did your baby roll over? Our 29 weeker is almost 7 mos old. Although she rotates clockwise in her crib, and kind of gets on her side, that's it. She is getting PT through early intervention and we ...


  • By aimervie · Posted February 20, 2014
  • In Preemie pregnancy · 4 replies
  • Can anyone tell me a good probiotic to take during pregnancy to help avoid infection? preferably one that isn't hard to find. I heard of one called Fem Dophilis or something like that but I wanna see ...

My miracle baby

  • By elycsa13 · Posted February 20, 2014
  • In At home (years 1-5) · 6 replies
  • My son Davidson just turned 2yrs old on Tuesday! When he was born he only weighted 1lb 6.9oz, 11.5 in long! I was only 23weeks pregnant when I had him! He has been though more than any baby should, but ...

Getting preemie to nap/sleep

  • By jeslil17 · Posted February 20, 2014
  • In Open discussion · 7 replies
  • So today I'm starting my 3 month old (7.5 weeks adjusted) on a napping and nighttime routine. My husband and I are tired of sleeping in shifts on the couch! Ok, so my major issue is that he refuses to ...

Placental insufficiency, absent end diastolic flow at 25 weeks...

  • By ali192 · Posted February 19, 2014
  • In Preemie pregnancy · 3 replies
  • It has been such a blessing to find this site. I have spent the last few weeks in a daze and reading the many stories of strength, determination and support which have helped me more than anyone will ...

20 months and MASSIVE appetite

  • By Seabees · Posted February 19, 2014
  • In At home (years 1-5) · 3 replies
  • Has anyone else experienced their preemie having a massive appetite at this stage? Our little guy is a 26-weeker and is 20mos/17 corrected, weighs about 22-23 lbs. He's gone through growth spurts before ...

NICU Social Worker

  • By dds001 · Posted February 19, 2014
  • In Open discussion · 25 replies
  • Hi everyone! I am a Social Worker at a Level 3 NICU and am wondering what experiences in the NICU have been positive and negative. During your experience, how did you prefer to receive your information ...

Esphogeal Atresia

  • By jeslil17 · Posted February 18, 2014
  • In Open discussion · 10 replies
  • My son was born unexpectedly at 33 weeks. Shortly after his birth, they found that he had esophageal Atresia - his esophagus had to be reconnected during emergency surgery the day after he was born. He ...


  • By Brittle · Posted February 18, 2014
  • In At home (years 1-5) · 5 replies
  • We graduated from Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy today! Testing out with flying colors in the ACTUAL age group(23 months actual age)! She has come such a long way from the teeny tiny sick little ...

my 33 week preemie is turning 1 year old

  • By michele1913 · Posted February 17, 2014
  • In At home (years 1-5) · 1 reply
  • Hi y'all. My daughter Sophie is turning 1 next month...what a year have we had!! Reaching 1 year is a big step. Lil miss Sophie was born 33 wks. I had preeclampsia. She wad 2 pounds 14 ounces 15 3/4 ...

Slow weight gain

  • By amandalyn · Posted February 17, 2014
  • In Preemies with feeding issues · 6 replies
  • Hi everyone my little Jake is a former 26 weeker 2lb 2oz. He is almost two and is tiny, to me anyways. I work in a pediatric clinic as a nurse so I've seen full term babies his size at the same age but ...

Can't get past it - HELLP Syndrome and Preemie birth

  • By hudsonsmomma · Posted February 17, 2014
  • In At home (years 1-5) · 19 replies
  • I'm not really sure where to start here. My son was born prematurely at 30 weeks due to me having sudden onset HELLP syndrome. I have been having such a hard time moving on, even after coming home. On ...

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