Moms of Preemies

This group is for all moms who had a premature birth baby.

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Relatives don't understand

My boy was born at 32 weeks and spend 23 days in the NICU before coming home. I am endlessly frustrated that people don't understand my perspective. Our boy is perfectly...

Started by Amy on 12/05/2008 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/14/2008 by Amy

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the hardest thing is leaving them

having a prem baby changes the whole experience of motherhood in those first weeks. The hardest thing I have had to do is leave my baby at the hospital when I was discharged...

Started by Lauren on 12/01/2008 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/13/2008 by Erin

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crawling

Hi, I am new to this thread and I have 9 month old twins. They were born at 34 weeks. They are doing great and did great from the start. Only had to spend about 2 weeks in...

Started by Shannon on 12/10/2008 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/13/2008 by Lisa

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Look at him now!!

My son was born at only 31 weeks and was in the hospital for 4 weeks. His right lung collapsed a few hours after being born and had feeding problems. He just turned 2 in...

Started by Jennifer on 12/13/2008 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/13/2008 by Jennifer

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my daughter

My daughter kaitlyn come 32 weekes she weighed 1.94 kg she is know neally 6 months old and weigh over 12 kilos

Started by Teagan on 12/04/2008 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/11/2008 by Krista

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Introducing myself

Hi my name is Nicole. I'm the proud mother of 2 daughter's and 1 angel. I have a soon to be 16 year old (lord help me). We had tried for years to have more children and finally...

Started by Nicole on 12/10/2008 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/10/2008 by Nicole

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My little Angel

My daughter Angel was born at 27 weeks( approx 13 weeks early). Doctors told me that my baby had a 50-50 chance of surviving. I am a believer and knew that God would pull her...

Started by Angela on 12/05/2008 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/08/2008 by Krista

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Attitudes

How do you discipline them for there attitudes when you tried everything.

Started by Serena on 12/05/2008 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/07/2008 by Michelle

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Baby in a rush!

My baby came at 32 weeks, he weighted 3 lbs 10 ozs, now he is a healthy 16 month old that is about 22 lbs! I love him so much!!!

Started by Cassandra on 12/06/2008 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/06/2008 by Cassandra

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baby rash

My baby has a rash on his neck. Everyone says its newborn rash and heat rash. But it looks as if its burning his skin. anyone know what I could put on it?

Started by Christian on 12/01/2008 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/05/2008 by Christian

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Hi

Hello. Be encouraged. Your baby will be just fine...

Started by Doll on 12/05/2008 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/05/2008 by Doll

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Introductions...

Hi everyone! I'm Michelle. I'm a mom to a 31 weeker. He had a 31 day stay at two different hospitals. He is currently 3 years old and is doing GREAT! He had his adenoids out...

Started by Michelle on 12/05/2008 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/05/2008 by Michelle

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Pissed at the Mother-in-law...

My mother-in-law was sick with a cold for the past 2 weeks. She told me that she was finally healed. she came over last Saturday and kissed and cuddled my daughter. After...

Started by Geneviève on 11/26/2008 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/04/2008 by Rebecca

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Hello everyone...

I am a mother to two boys. Andrew is now 5 and was born at 29 weeks. Previous the his pregnancy, I suffered 2 miscarriages. After Andrew I delivered Matthew who is now 4...

Started by Melanie on 12/04/2008 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/04/2008 by Melanie

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Preemie son

My son came 5 weeks early, he was so tiny.

Started by Brandy on 12/03/2008 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/03/2008 by Tam

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15 year old preemie

my daughter was born at 28 weeks gestation weighing 2 pounds 8 ounces, she is doing fine and turned 15 this year

Started by Trinity on 12/03/2008 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/03/2008 by Trinity

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preemies are definitely miracles!

My oldest daughter, who was preemie, was & still is a miracle! Despite neurological problems initially, she is doing so well now in K. Keep the hope! Paulette

Started by Paulette on 12/03/2008 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/03/2008 by Paulette

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My Premie is almost 2

Hey moms my little muchkin was born at 30weeks.. she was under 2 pounds when born and was in hospital for 8 weeks.. she is now so active that you wouldnt ahve thoought she was a...

Started by Margaret on 12/03/2008 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/03/2008 by Heather

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How Would you Feel or Handle Rude Comments

Strangers ask me frequently how old my son is all the time. At 8 or 9 months of his DOB he weighted 17 to 18 lbs and was 27 inches tall. He was teething too and was not eating...

Started by Kelley 2 days ago in Moms Of Preemies

Last update 2 days ago by Kelley

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How Would you Feel or Handle Rude Comments

Strangers ask me frequently how old my son is all the time. At 8 or 9 months of his DOB he weighted 17 to 18 lbs and was 27 inches tall. He was teething too and was not eating...

Started by Kelley 2 days ago in Moms Of Preemies

Last update 2 days ago by Kelley

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6 month old baby stopped sleeping at night

200 My son was born at 32 weeks. He was colicy for some time and had a hernia surgery at 2 months, resulting in him sleeping only when held. He was sleeping through the night...

Started by Alina on 04/06/2014 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update 2 days ago by Alina

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20 weeks on bedrest for incompetent cervix

Baby and i just turn 20 weeks friday but sadly found out that i have an incompetent cervix and now i am on bedrest at home. Im scared for my baby. This is my first pregnancy. I...

Started by Jaimie on 05/05/2013 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 07/28/2013 by Doreen

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Should I be worried about her speech?

My daughter was born at 31w2d at 2lbs15oz, her biggest challenge to coming home was her weight and was eventually discharged at 4lbs10oz after almost 6 weeks in the NICU. She...

Started by Kare on 11/20/2013 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 11/26/2013 by Cassandre

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6 month old baby stopped sleeping at night

200 My son was born at 32 weeks. He was colicy for some time and had a hernia surgery at 2 months, resulting in him sleeping only when held. He was sleeping through the night...

Started by Alina on 04/06/2014 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update 2 days ago by Alina

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Emotions - How did you feel?

In the NICU, what would have be helpful where your emotions are/were concerned. What could the hospital have done better to support with the emotional trauma of the NICU? How...

Started by Monisha on 07/10/2013 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 08/11/2013 by Monisha

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Micro Preemie 1st Birthday

Born at just 24 weeks little Jahaile is doing great Happy as can be. So excited my little one is about to have his first birthday!!! But when I look at him he is so tiny not...

Started by Trenecieya on 11/16/2013 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 01/09/2014 by Stephanie

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Water breaking at 22 weeks?

I am 22wks 5days, and think my water may have broken. There has been trickling of clear/very light whitish fluid, and feels like more than just urine when I pee. Has anyone...

Started by Laura on 10/20/2013 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 11/03/2013 by Kelly

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Does your preemie have a lazy eye?

My daughter was born at 33 weeks gestational age she was 4lbs 2oz she was vary healthy during her who life until around when she was 6 months old i noticed her left eye turned...

Started by Nicole on 03/01/2010 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 03/15/2010 by Rebecca

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Has anyone dealt with STRIDOR in babies?

My daughter is 1 month old now, her first 2 weeks being spent in NICU. When she was there she was diagnosed with stridor. I did not fel comfortable with it in the hospital, and...

Started by Tasha on 11/16/2009 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 11/20/2013 by Sandra

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My 29 week preemie

my little boy was born 11 weeks early,,i woke early with contractions my partner drove us to the nearest hospital,,70 kms away,,it was the longest drive,,the hospital is in a...

Started by Tracey on 02/24/2009 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 04/29/2012 by Evie

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Preemies and Colic.. HELP!!

Delete Are you sure? Yes | No Edit Started by You (9:23 am) (no moms have responded yet) My boy was born 12 weeks early. He cries and cries all night and part of the day. I'm...

Started by Robin on 06/10/2009 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 04/22/2012 by Crystal

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Obstetric Cholestasis

Hi, I am interested in hearing from Mums who had obstetric cholestasis - especially if you have had it in two or more pregnancies. I had cholestasis from about 33 weeks with...

Started by Anna on 04/03/2009 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 06/04/2013 by Michelle

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Help Needed for Gassy Baby

My poor baby is suffering from being gassy now all the time after a feeding despite being burped often. He is also stooling less but when he does it's huge. It has just hit...

Started by Lyris on 02/15/2010 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 05/27/2012 by Claudia

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Getting induced at 34 weeks

My water broke at 26 weeks and I am now 31 weeks 3 days and have been in the hospital ever since. They will not let me leave until after i deliver. They are going to induce by...

Started by Amber on 02/08/2010 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 02/07/2014 by Vicky

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Born at 34 weeks and 6 days

I went into labor 5 times between 28 weeks and 33 weeks and finally got induced at 34 weeks.. Justin Elijah was born weighing 5 pounds and 2 ozs. He didn't have anything...

Started by Erica on 09/29/2009 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 12/30/2013 by Amanda-Beth

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How long was your premature baby in NICU?

I was wondering how long everyone's babies were in the NICU. My son was born at 34 weeks and we have been here for 15 days so far. I feel like we should be discharged soon....

Started by Amanda on 07/05/2009 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update 1 day ago by Alina

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Water broke at 26 weeks

My water broke Jan. 2nd at 26 weeks but I have not gone into labor yet. I am now 28 weeks and have been in the hospital for 2 weeks and they are keeping me until I deliver. Or...

Started by Amber on 01/16/2010 in Moms Of Preemies

Last update on 02/21/2014 by Melissa