Anybody have a baby born between 34-37 weeks?

Andrea - posted on 04/19/2009 ( 198 moms have responded )

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If you've had a baby born between 34-37 weeks how big were they, any complications, and any NICU time? Thanks for sharing!

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Amber - posted on 08/07/2009

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all 3 of my kids were born betweem 34-37 weeks
My daughter who is now 5 years old was born at 36 weeks she weighed 6lbs 4oz and she was in the nicu for 24 hours to make sure she could eat and to help her regulate her temp and then was able to stay with me and go home with me...
My son who is 3 now was born at 37 weeks and was 7lbs 4oz and was perfectly healthy didnt have to go to the nicu they treated him as if he was full term
and my daughter who was just born a week and 3 days ago was born at 35weeks and 4 days weighing 5lbs 13.4oz she was in the nicu for one week just for observstion she had no problems at all.. if you have any questions feel free to message me :)

Sarah - posted on 08/07/2009

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My son was born at 37 weeks and weighed 3lbs. 15oz and my youngest daughter was born at 34 weeks and weighed 3lbs 14 oz. My son didn't spend any time in the NICU but has had some health issues and isn't growing properly. My youngest spent 2 weeks in the NICU because she was too tired to eat, she doesn't have any health issues but doesn't want to roll over or anything like that. I also had a girl born at 31 week that was 2lbs 9oz, she spent a month in the NICU and didn't have any issues at all. She is almost 5 now and is very tiny. If you have any questions on anything feel free to ask.

Analise - posted on 08/05/2009

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My youngest was born at 36 1/2 weeks and weighed in at 5 lbs. 4.8 oz. He thankfully didn't have to do any NICU time, unlike his big brother. He's now 7 months old and about 16 pounds.

Tonya - posted on 08/05/2009

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My daughter was born at 33 weeks. She weighed 2 lbs 11 oz and spent 5 weeks in the NICU to gain some weight, but had no health problems or complications.

Debby - posted on 08/05/2009

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Hi! My little man was born at 34 weeks, 6 days. He weighed 8 lbs, 9 oz (no, I did not have diabetes or any other pregnancy complications to make him that huge), and needed to stay in the NICU (Nickname in NICU was Moose!) for 13 days. At first, he needed help to breathe, then he got lazy with the feeding and needed to learn how to do it. We celebrated his 2nd birthday in May and he is amazingly healthy and growing like a weed. When I last weighed him he was 34 lbs! The only problem we have now is the tantrums!!! Good luck!

Jessica - posted on 08/03/2009

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My son was born at 34 wks. Stayed in the NICU for 2 weeks. He had jaundice, fluid on his lungs, and didn't want to eat. The only problem he has now is a lactose sensitivity

Jodie - posted on 08/03/2009

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hi my daughter was born at 34 week and she was born 5pound 6ounce she was in a humiddy crib for a week and was home within 3 weeks she did have jaundice in the first week but that was all

Twyla - posted on 08/03/2009

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My daughter was born at 34 weeks. She weighed 4lbs 2oz. Other than her size she had no complications. We were very blessed. She was in the hospital for 12 days but that was just to get her weight up.

Tamara - posted on 08/03/2009

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Both of mine were born at 36 wks. Tristan was over 7 lbs and Nicolas was over 6 lbs. The docs joked about how big they would have been had they stayed in the incubator (me). Tristan had neonatal pneumonia and severe jaundice. He spent his first few weeks of life in the hospital. Nicolas only spent one night because his breathing was too rapid. I had steroid shots with both because of preterm labor (with Nicolas it started at 20 wks). They are now 12 and 11 y/o and thriving!!!

Britni - posted on 08/03/2009

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I had my son at 34wks and 2 days he weighed 4lbs and 11 oz 16 in long. He spent 9 days in the NICU. He was born with a Hematoma on the front right side of his head, and has a small blood clot there also... Now my son has a speach delay.. He talks at an age of an 18 to 20 month old. He will be 3 in Sept. I had steroide shots so he wasnt in the nicu for breathing or anything just to gain weight, and he couldnt regulate his temp. right away.

Sheila - posted on 08/03/2009

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My daughter Bethany was born at 34.5 weeks and this was on 7-27-09. So just a week ago. She was 7lbs, 9oz. and 20 inches long. There wasn't any complications, and there was no NICU time. She came home right away, however, she has a touch of jaundice, but other than that...she is healthy.

Sarah - posted on 08/01/2009

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My son was 35 weeks, weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces, and he was on in the NICU for 4 hours just to be watched, my daughter was 35 weeks and 4 days, 9 pounds 2 ounces, she never had to stay in NICU, but both were in hospital for 4 days after they were born. My son dropped almost 2 pounds in 9 days and was put in the Pediactric ICU for a month, but has was born with an immune disorder and caught an infection. My daughter had gain over a pound before we left the hospital. Both of my children had acid reflux for the first year. My son still has delays from his birth and health issues. My daughter is normal for her age, never has had any problems with being borm premature. The only thing different about the care that I got when I was pregnant with both, other then my daughter was a C-section, is that because we nknew my daughter was going to early, my doctor started steroids with at 32 weeks with that pregnancy. She was more developed than my son. Everything realy depends on the child, you never know with premature babies what is going to happen.

Emma - posted on 07/31/2009

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My daughter was born at 35wks b/c I had pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. She weighed 5lbs 11oz and the only thing she had was jaundice. She came home after a week b/c I was ill and had to stay in hospital not b.c she was unweel b/c she wasn't.

Nicole - posted on 07/31/2009

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I had my son at 34 weeks and he was 3lbs 12.8oz 17.5in. He didn't really have complications right away. At a week old they put him on oxygen and a feeding tube. The feeding tube lasted exactly 1 day...he pulled it out himself. He came home with the oxygen and was taken off of it on his actual due date. He was only in the nicu for 13 days!

Amber - posted on 07/30/2009

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my daughter was born at 32 weeks. i went into labor at 30 weeks and they were able to hold it off till 32 weeks. she was 3 pounds and 13 inches long. she stayed in the hospital for a month mainly just to gain weight. she came home on o2 but only needed it for 2 weeks. now she is healthy and has one set of powerfull lungs!!!!

Iysha - posted on 07/30/2009

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my daughter was born at 35 weeks and 4 days. she was 5 pounds 6 ounces and 17 3/4 long. She was at the NICU for 17 days. Her only issue was feeding. she would fall asleep for both bottle and breast feedings. she did have a little jaundace, but it wasn't bad, not even noticeable.

Marise - posted on 06/03/2009

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My daughter was born at 36 wks..weighed 2.1kg...is 6 weeks now and weighs a healthy 3.8kgs...no complications or problems

Kristina - posted on 06/03/2009

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My daughter was born at 36 weeks...exactly 4 weeks before her due date. She was 6 pounds even, but dropped down to 5 lbs 4 oz before coming home. She didn't need to spend any time in NICU, thank God. There were no complications post birth, though I did have 5 weeks of bedrest before she was born thanks to mysteriously disappearing amniotic fluids. But, at 18 months old now, she is as healthy as can be...your typical crazy 18 month old!

Cari - posted on 06/02/2009

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My son was born at 34 weeks. He was 5.7. He spent 2 weeks in the NICU and was transfetred to Mount Washington Periatric Hospital for a weeks. He was having trouble feeding. He would forget to breathe and had many Bradys during feedings. He is 8 months now and doing well, just tiny. About 13 pounds.

Julie - posted on 06/02/2009

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My son was born at 33 weeks 6 days.. so practically 34 weeks.. he weighed 5 lbs 1 oz.. he was in the NICU for about 3 weeks ... but really didnt have any major problems.. thanks goodness! Just needed a little time to get his lung to fully develop :) He is 6 now & much bigger then all of other kids his age .. never would of guessed he came out so little!!

Tyneka - posted on 06/01/2009

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My daughter arrived, 5 1/2 weeks early, weighing 6lbs 3 oz. The first 3 weeks of her little life were spent in NICU. Reason being that she developed jaundice and would not feed. Bella Rose (my daughter) is now to and has no issues eating - we call her a bottomless pit. However, Bella is always sick as she suffers with a very low immune system. xoxo

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Holly was born by emergency cesarian at 35 weeks, weighing 5 pds 11 oz, apart from needing a little oxygen, which is quite normal, she was fine. She spent 4 weeks in the SCBU, but mainly because she had to grow enough to wake up. Holly was early because she became to big for me and they think she was pushing on my urinary tract, which was very painfull and was starting to affect my kidneys. Pre-eclampsia showed up in the placenta afterwards, but the Doctors aren't convinced this was the problem. We had problems with feeding, as she was fed by tube for the first 4 weeks she became lazy and wanted that instant gratification, breast feeding was too much work for her. Holly also suffered from colic and reflux, both the silent and the spewing. I also found I didn't bond with Holly as I didn't have initial skin to skin contact and could only visit her during the day, leaving her in the hospital at night. Then when we came home we had a screaming baby until we sorted out her reflux, feeding and poos, six months of hell. Now Holly is 2 yrs 2 months and I have finally bonded with her and really enjoy being with her, it has been a long hard slog.

Amy - posted on 06/01/2009

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My twins were born at 36 weeks. they were 5lb 1oz and 4lb 11oz. There were no complications at all with them..I had very high blood pressure and ended up with fluid on my lungs. They did not spend any time in the NICU. My son was so small he fit in a shoe box (womans size 6) when he came home!

Fawne - posted on 06/01/2009

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My daughter was born at 34 wks and 6 days, I'm a nurse, so I think being on my feet the whole pregnancy was why I went so early, had a great pregnancy - no issues at all! She was 6lbs 2oz at birth and dropped to 5.9, had some jaundice too. She was in the NICU for 4 days for blood sugar and feeding issues - would only take 1/2 -1oz at a time. Other than that, she's great, at her 2mth appt she was 10lbs 50z, 20 3/4" long...happy healthy baby! Still doesn't sleep through the night though, even with trying some cereal in her bottle - as all the older mothers were telling me would be the trick. She still only drinks 4oz at a time with maybe 1-2 6oz bottles a day.

Corinne - posted on 05/31/2009

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my daughter was 36 weeks, 2lbs 15 oz. in the NICU for 12 days (we were amazed) she went home at 3lbs 5oz.

Thomasena - posted on 05/31/2009

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My baby was born at 36 weeks. She weighed 5lbs. 7oz. 17"long. She did not require oxygen, or any medical interventions. I had a c-section due to PIH and we left 4 days after she was born. She is a miracle and perfect in every way.

Hanady - posted on 05/31/2009

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My baby was born 33 weeks, when i first saw her my heart broke, she was 900g ,had a canula on her little foot, eye shades from light theropy (jaundice) and O2 on her little nostrils. she developed a lung infection. We spent 45 days in nicu. Now she is a little miracle to me. What really upset me was the fact I had to witness 4 babies die.

Melissa - posted on 05/29/2009

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Eva was born at 36 weeks 2 days and weighed 5lbs 6oz 17" long. We left together after 3 days(c sec) and had no complications at all and no jaundice. She was and still is just a perfect little baby.

Susan - posted on 05/28/2009

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my son was born at 35 wks. he spent an extra day in the well baby nursery under bili lights because he had really bad jaundice. he weighed 8 lbs 5 oz and was 21 inches long, the only other thing we had to deal with was a UTI, we did antibiotics and that was it. thank god he's super healthy.

Aimee - posted on 05/28/2009

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My son was born at 36w 5d after my midwife broke my water. I started going into labor with him at 26 weeks and proceeded to do so 6 times before actually giving birth. He was born weighing 6lbs 14oz (a chunky little man). I was given steriods to boost his lungs, he only spent 5 hours in the NICU just to watch and get his breathing stabilized. We stayed in the hospital for the normal 2 (well actually 2.5). We could have left sooner but he was having issues pooping. Apparently some children's anal cavity will grow a webing over it after birth, which his did, but through massages from the nurse it cleared up and he was able to go. He had a bad cause of Jaundice which we had to use a "belly blanket" (UV therapy) to get the billirubin out of his system. That lasted about a week. He then got RSV and thrush. The RSV was pretty scary, I was told that it was very common in preemies. After all that, he was perfectly fine. A few ear infections at about 6 months but nothing major. He is now 17 months and weighs 28lbs, still a big boy, and is doing great. He really enjoys destroying my house and tourmenting his sister!

Korbyn - posted on 05/25/2009

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My daughter was born at 36 weeks, she weighed 5 lbs 6oz. she didn't spend anytime in the NICU. And she didn't have any problems, or developmental delays.

Cortney - posted on 05/20/2009

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My little baby girl was born at 36wks 2days induced due to being eclamptic She spent 7 days in NICU for having low birth weight at 4lbs 10ozs she dropped to 4lbs and couldn't keep her body temp up had a little heart murmer which self corrected and extremely high magnesium count due to me having it through my IV for eclampsia. Horrible pregnancy. She is 15mths now and got diagnosed with lactose intolerant and just today got diagnosed with a mild case of sensory integration which they said is very common in premies. So its been a rollacoster ride with her nothing like my other two at all. other than that she's still small only weighing now 18lbs but she knows how to work us to get what she wants.

Carrie - posted on 05/19/2009

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my daughter was born at 33 wks and 6 days with no complications. She weighed 4 lbs 13 oz. She spent 9 days in the NIC unit. She's 5 months and 9 days now and weighs 13 lbs. No vaccinations and no illnesses.

Valerie - posted on 05/18/2009

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my son was born at 35 weeks. He had a few extra days in the hospital and had difficulty with jaundice, and feeding. Now he is fine. He has had some minor lung concerns and 1 bout with RSV, nothing that will effect his life

Erica - posted on 05/18/2009

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My daughter was born at 36 weeks. She weighed 6 lb 0.8 oz. I had low amniotic fluid and was put on bed rest for a month. She had underdeveloped lungs. They said she could be in the NICU for up to three weeks but she only stayed 8 days. Was on an oxygen hood and had trouble with jaundice. She did great and has had no problems since. She is 6 months old.She was a fighter. The nurses were impressed. I'm a nurse and knew some of what was going on. You just ahve to have faith and prayer!

User - posted on 05/18/2009

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35 weeker born by C-section weighed 5lbs 15oz (doctor said if full term: 10 to 11 lbs) no NICU got to come home when I did.

Carly - posted on 05/17/2009

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my little girl was born at 36 weeks and was a healthy 5lb 15.5oz. she had a canler on her arm for a day and was allowed home after 3 days, though she had to go back into hospital after a week due to high jaundice levels. shes 1O weeks old now (11 on tuesday) and everyone is amazed at how well she is doing. (:

Julia - posted on 05/15/2009

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My fraternal twin boys were born at 35weeks and were 5#7oz and 5#1oz. They both had a low temp and trouble feeding but baby B had immature lungs, blood pressure complications, jaundice and a hernia in his belly button. They stayed in the NICU for 13 days and Baby B has developed Asthma but they are otherwise heathly happy 21 month old toddlers weighing in at 28# each.

Brittani - posted on 05/15/2009

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My son was born at 35 weeks and had to be life flighted to the nearest chidren's hospital. He weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and 19 inches long. He was not breathing when born and was intibated and stayed on a ventilator for 4 days. He was in the NICU for 15 days. He is now 9 weeks old and weighs 10 pounds and it 23 inches long. He's growing like a weed! The only lasting effects from the premature birth is that he's very anemic and has had a cold for 5 weeks. I went in to preterm labor at 24 weeks and was given steroid shots to develope the lungs faster but apparantly that didn't work.



Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas is the best place I could of taken my baby. We had the best experience possible in the NICU!

Jill - posted on 05/14/2009

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My daughter was born at 35 weeks 2 days (PPROM), weighed 5lbs, 6oz, was 20.5 inches long and spent 20 days in the NICU due to weak suck reflex and jaundice. Her Apgar scores were 9 and 10, respectively. She was fed via ng tube for a little over 2 weeks, and then alternated ng tube and bottles. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 30 weeks, controlled with diet for 3 weeks, and 4units Insulin/day the last 2 weeks. Immediately following labor (5 hours, start to finish, baby #1), her sugar was terrible, around 25 I believe. She is now a very animated 3 month old, who smiles, coos, laughs, lifts her head, and is meeting milestones. I've never been so proud.

Kelly - posted on 05/08/2009

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We were very lucky. My son was born at 34 weeks with no complications. He weighted 5 lbs. 1oz and dropped to 4 lbs 7oz. No NICU time, thankfully. His main issue is putting on weight. He is in the 5% for weight.

Kerry - posted on 05/08/2009

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Hi My boy Erich was born at 33 weeks weighing 4 pounds 15 ozs. NICU time was 3 weeks. He was not on oxygen tube a feeding tube was in place for about 2 weeks. Only complication that he encountered was a high level of calcium was present in his urine. Special formula was administered which helped.

Lynda - posted on 05/07/2009

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My baby was born at 37 weeks. She weighed 4lbs 3oz. Had no NICU time and was discharged before Mom! She is impressing her doctor by meeting and exceeding in the expectations.

Amy - posted on 05/07/2009

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My daughter was born at 34 wks. She was 5 lbs and spent 16 days in the NICU. However today you would never know it.

Amy - posted on 05/07/2009

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oh i forgot they gave me the steroid shots for his lungs and he did have strong jaundice. 2 more points and brandon would not have been allowed to come home; but thhat cleared up within a week!

Amy - posted on 05/07/2009

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hi! my son was born at 35 weeks due to me being sick (little did i know there was worse then eclampsia). brandon was 5 lbs 15 oz 19" long. spent all 4 days of hopsital stay in NICU due to breathing extremely fast when he was born but that calmed down very quickly they said... i keep a close eye on him; he's a very healthy happy boy-but i'm still scared at times something bad could happen. this past january he started getting a cold and within the one day he coughed and i got him into the dr he had to have a nebulizer treatment. i think he might have some lung issues when older - due to being preemie... right now though, he is crawling like crazy and trying so hard to walk :)

Kristin - posted on 05/07/2009

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My Daughter was born at 35.5 weeks. She was 4 lbs 7 oz and didn't have to spend time in NICU. I was given the steroid shot 3 weeks earlier when I was in the hospital with preterm labor. They thought she was going to come then, but she waited. She is VERY healthy but is still small for her age. She just turned 8 months and is still wearing 3-6 month clothes.

Anna - posted on 05/07/2009

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My son was born at 35 weeks and weighed 4 lbs 9oz. He was in the CCN for 8 days. (Babies over 35 weeks went to CCN instead of NICU). He had blood sugar issues, was under the bili lights for 3 days, had a issue with his blood count(which we later found out was caused by the meds they had given me before he was born) and he had a staph infection. He lost some weight while he was there the first few days, he didn't want to eat. When he was 4 lbs 2 oz he was inproving and the tests were coming back ok so they sent him home. He is doing good now and is 7 1/2 months.

Kyle N Lori - posted on 05/06/2009

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My first son was born at 35 weeks and weighed 6lbs 3oz. He spent 15 days in NICU due to RDS (Respitory Distress Syndrome). That was 16 years ago & thankfully the hospital stay has decreased for similar situations. My daughter (child #3) was also considered preemie (36 wks) even though she was born a week before her due date & weighed 7 lbs 4 oz but because she had the same complication as my first...they thought she had to be early. Her stay in NICU was only 6 days. Both are doing fine & have had no other complications physically. My oldest was diagnosed with a learning disorder but has overcome it & is doing wonderfully in high school.

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