Just wondering if anybody hd trouble with their preemies standing up?

Kimberly - posted on 10/20/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter is seven months old and was born six weeks early and I am having trouble with getting her to stand up nd bare her weight on her legs. She can sit up pretty good and roll around on the floor but we are having issues with her standing. Can anyone offer any advice?

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Caroline - posted on 07/05/2012

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My daughter was born 9 weeks premmie, weighed 3 pounds & 11 ounces, stayed in hospital 4 weeks, she had many challenges. She was not able to walk un-assisted, she needed support to sit up, drooled constantly, developmentally delayed, frequent body tremors, some seizure like episodes, kind of in a daze all the time, clenched left hand, choking on her food, speach problems, left side weakness etc. She was elevated on her toes when holding her to walk, she was splinted for a leg brace & they wanted to give her botox, but after researching botox and discovering how it’s made and there were no long term studies I decided against it. Her life was restricted & so was mine ...and it looked this way for the rest of her life ... & mine. I felt hopeless.

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Caroline - posted on 07/05/2012

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My daughter was born 9 weeks premmie, weighed 3 pounds & 11 ounces, stayed in hospital 4 weeks, she had many challenges. She was not able to walk un-assisted, she needed support to sit up, drooled constantly, developmentally delayed, frequent body tremors, some seizure like episodes, kind of in a daze all the time, clenched left hand, choking on her food, speach problems, left side weakness etc. She was elevated on her toes when holding her to walk, she was splinted for a leg brace & they wanted to give her botox, but after researching botox and discovering how it’s made and there were no long term studies I decided against it. Her life was restricted & so was mine ...and it looked this way for the rest of her life ... & mine. I felt hopeless.

We were attending all sorts of treatments and therapies which cost a lot. A friend told me about some special wellness supplements from a particular company, she started taking them in her yogurt, after one week she was up walking un-assisted, it made an immense difference to her brain function, memory, balance, mood & cognition in a short space of time. She began to thrive. I was elated!

I am so grateful to the person that told me about this incredible technology. She now has a life now ….. and so do I. It’s now over 14 yrs later and she continues to take these special nutrients, she has attended normal public schools, she is almost 16, in a few weeks she begins driving lessons and has just started an after school casual job in a fast paced food takeaway. Now she is taller than me.
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Terri - posted on 11/10/2010

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I fully agree with the other comments in that if you are concerned you should talk to your pediatrician. Premature or not it could just be that she is not ready. My son was 8 weeks premature and hit all his developmental miles at his true age (not corrected age) but I had a friend who's daughter was born 2 weeks late and didn't even crawl until she was 14 months old. She didn't have any developmental issues, they just decided she didn't want to so she wasn't going to!

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so her corrected age is 5 1/2 months - that is very young to even think of having her stand yet. I would give her a bit more time, but if you don't see improvement, I would ask your dr for a referral for a physical therapy evaluation. Babies born at 34 weeks may have some delays in development and someone experienced with preemies may need to assess her and stay in touch with you.

Liz - posted on 10/22/2010

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My b/g twins were born six weeks early as well. My son didn't really start pulling himself up until he turned a year old ( 10 and a half months corrected) With my daughter it was a couple months even after that before she really started to pull herself up on things. They are two now, and you can't tell they were preemie. Also have a three month old son.

If you're worried about it though, I'd suggest talking to your daughter's pediatrician about it.

Mia - posted on 10/22/2010

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If you're at all concerned see your paed/gp and get a referral. My son was 5 1/2 weeks early so similar but he's reaching all his milestones to his actual age not corrected but we've had the good fortune along the way to have OT's and physio's monitoring things at the various clinics we go to.

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