What was the reason you had a preemie & how early were they?

Hallie - posted on 09/05/2009 ( 339 moms have responded )

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My daughter was born at 29 wks + 4 days weighting in at only 2 pds 10 oz and 14 in long. I had to deliver my daughter early due to having undiagnosed preeclamcia and HELLP till it was to late and I had to deliver her right away.

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Jennifer - posted on 06/09/2011

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My daughter was born at 26 weeks 1 day weighing 1lb 11oz. I had a incompetent cervix and was lucky to make it that far...

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My daughter Millie was born at 28 weeks + 5 days and weighed 2 pounds 7oz. I had a placental abruption for some known reason and had heavy bleeding internally - we were both not very well!

User - posted on 06/07/2011

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My son was born at 26 wks 4 days almost ten years ago. I suffered through placenta separation and calcification. He suffered IUGR (in utero growth retardation) as a result of this. He was 2lbs and 10 in. However, his head was 90th percentile for a full term little one lol

Danielle - posted on 06/06/2011

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son born at 34 wks due to preeclampsia and hellp. knew about it from the begining but it was starting to get out of control. they were gonna take him early anyways but he came sooner than they wanted so they just left him come. he was 6 lbs at 34 wks. no nicu stay just some oxygen and feeding issues

Jennifer - posted on 06/06/2011

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my son was born at 32 wks weighing 4lbs 4ozs i had undiagnosed preeclampsia till it was too late my liver and kidneys were shutting down and i had my other son at 37wks due to hypertension it spiked my blood pressure too high and he weighed 6lbs 10.8ozs

Fran - posted on 06/03/2011

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Jim was born at 26 weeks and 5 days weighing 1lbs 6oz due to pre-eclampsia, i'd been in and out of hospital in the previous 2 weeks with very high blood pressure, and when they scanned the baby they said placenta was failing and baby was too small, so delivered by emergency section. 15 weeks later he come home weighing 5lbs 7oz and six years on he is tiny 33lbs, but very bright and strong willed. x

Linn - posted on 05/30/2011

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My son was born at 35 weeks 5 days. due to pretem labor, had been on bedrest for 5 weeks. He was 8lbs 6oz (biggest preemie in the NICU. Dr thought I had undiagnosed gestaional diabetes which was why he was so big. My daughter was born at 34 weeks also because of preterm labor. weighing 5lb 9oz.

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with my daughter we believe it was cause I had 108 seizures and other health issues with my son it was my other health issues that caused him to come early

Cherish - posted on 05/06/2011

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my son was born at 35wks + 3days, 3lbs 12oz. had him by emergency c/s due to IUGR, and he was in the NICU for 2 weeks.

Tania - posted on 05/04/2011

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My son was born at 30 weeks, i was admitted to hospital at 24 weeks pregnant with a bleed and told i had grade 4 placenta previa (placenta completly covering birth canal) and i would have to stay in hospital till i had him which would have to be by c-section and i would just have a major bleed and thats why i couldnt go home. I lasted 6 weeks before he was born and stayed in for another week after delivery. My son stayed in nicu and special care for 8 weeks and then return for another week for hernia surgery the first week he was home. Needless to say the doctors told me not to consider having any more children as it would probably happened again and maybe not be as good a outcome next time. He was my 3rd baby so that was fine with me.

Kacie - posted on 05/01/2011

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i had my twins at 28 weeks & 3days. the cause they dont know, i was due to stay in the hospital till i had them when my water broke at 28 weeks but they couldnt stop the contractions. so brooklyne weighed 1lb & 14ozs and alexis weighed 2lbs & 7ozs.

Leesa - posted on 04/27/2011

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All my kids were born early no doctor seems to know why?
my first 2 both at 32 weeks and my daughter at 25 weeks. I started having contractions at 19 weeks and gave birth to 1 twin and she sadly passed away but her sister waited til 24 weeks and she was born weighing 750gs. She is now healthy 10 year old but small for her age she can pass for a 5 year old but shes perfect :) Only problem i have had with two of my premmies is trouble with spelling, maths but i look at it this way they could have been a lot worst off x

Claudia - posted on 04/23/2011

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My lit man was born at 30 weeks! 3 lbs. 6 oz and 16 1/2 long. I had a low placenta, so one day I just start bleeding a lot, the placenta was about to come out then doctors dicede to go for a C- section! I thank God because I have a big chuncky boy now, he is 13 months n weigh 32 lbs!!!

Kristy - posted on 11/09/2009

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Ihad my little man at 29wks 6 days due to pre eclampsia placenta praevia and an abruption Dr cldnt fault my pregnancy...

Kristy - posted on 11/09/2009

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Ihad my little man at 29wks 6 days due to pre eclampsia placenta praevia and an abruption Dr cldnt fault my pregnancy...

Kristy - posted on 11/09/2009

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Ihad my little man at 29wks 6 days due to pre eclampsia placenta praevia and an abruption Dr cldnt fault my pregnancy...

Lacey - posted on 11/06/2009

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I delivered my daughter at 27 weeks due to complications with preeclamcia. I actually went to the ER with a severe headache and feeling like crap.. I thought I had the flu... after checking into the hospital, they admitted me because my blood pressure was so high. After running tests, def was NOT the flu, it was determined I had preeclampsia and because my pressure was so high and I wasnt making any progress, they had to do an emergency c-section. It started to affect my kidneys and in order to be treated without hurting my daughter, the c-section was done as soon as my husband arrived. Everything happened so fast! My daughter was born 1 lb 12 oz 14 1/2 in long. My OB told me she was actually healthier than I was. I was in the hospital for 5 days, and now on strict bed rest for 4-6 weeks. Its been 15 days since she was born, my daughter is progressing well and I am taking it easy!

Heather - posted on 11/06/2009

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I had my son at 32 weeks, 3lbs 2 oz they dont know why i had him early i was admitted at 29 weeks cuz my water broke, i did antibiotics for two weeks then they just monitored me

Ashley - posted on 11/05/2009

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My son was born at almost 34 weeks weighing 4 lbs. 11 oz and 17 inches long. My water broke for no apparent reason and there wasn't any fluid left so he started going into distress during the labor and they took him via C-section.

Oneika - posted on 11/04/2009

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Our son was born at 32 wks, 4 lbs, 15 and a half inches long, from preeclampsia, which just kept getting worse. Luckily, he was born w/ no health issues, by c-section.

Kelsey - posted on 11/04/2009

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My daughter was 16 weeks early and came early due to the placenta being infect... which is a random 1 in 1000 type thing.

Amanda - posted on 11/04/2009

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My daughter was born at 29 weeks and 3 days, she weighted in at 4 lbs 1 oz. my water broke at 23 weeks, and it pull the plancita away from the wall of the urtus. I was addmitted in the hospital for bed rest. This was my frist prenancy, and quite upsetting. I think I have been scared by the hole thing, I don't what to be prego again.

Amanda - posted on 11/03/2009

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I also developed pre-eclampsia and HELLP but luckily I was in the hospital on bedrest when it happened. My son was born at exactly 30 weeks. He weighed 3lbs and was 16inches long.

Zoe - posted on 11/03/2009

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i was 27 weeks pregnant when my first child was born at just 2lb and 4oz he was so tiny and looked so delicate. my waters broke with him on monday 14th of august and he was born on thursday 17th august. my second son was born at 38 weeks he weighed 4lb 6oz again so small with him also i went into hospital on monday 11th of june and had him on thursday 14th june. the doctors couldnt find any reasons as to why i had premmie babies. but now both my boys are 8 and 9 and i have just recently found out i have PCOS so this may have been the cause to me having pre term babies.

Brittni - posted on 11/03/2009

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I was 32 weeks 2 days along and had pre-elampsia. She was born 3 pounds 8 ounces 17 1/4 inches long...I had to have an emergency c-section

Amanda - posted on 11/03/2009

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Both ny children were early and both due to an infection in the placenta. My daughter was born at 28 weeks weighing 990grams and my boy was born at 31 weeks weighing 1730grams. They were so small and precious but did very well.

Dacia - posted on 11/02/2009

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My son Henry, was born at 25 weeks weighing 1 lb 8 oz. Cause of my labor is still unknown and no one can tell me if this will happen in the future. Unfortunately, the doctors and nurses were unable to halt labor & I delivered 5 hours after being admitted. Henry was delivered by emergency C-Section and rushed to level 4 NICU. He is now 14 months and the love of my life. You would never know he was born 15 weeks early. But if you leave it up to him, he does his own thing.

Rashmi - posted on 11/02/2009

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My daughter was born in 34 weeks............I had pre-eclampsia.....it was an emergency C-section

Brenda - posted on 11/02/2009

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I got sick with enclampsia with my daughter. She was born Nov. 24/92 and weighed just under 4 lbs. Was in the NICU for 3 weeks.

Ashley Nicole - posted on 11/01/2009

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My son was 2 lbs 0 oz and born at 28 weeks. I was told I was having a miscarriage when I was 20 weeks at one hospital. I went to another, they admitted me and I stayed in the hospital for 2 months on bed rest. I finally had to have a C-section because of preeclampsia, incompetant cervix, insufficient placenta, and a host of other things. He is 13 months now and PERFECT!!!!

Ashley Nicole - posted on 11/01/2009

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My son was 2 lbs 0 oz and born at 28 weeks. I was told I was having a miscarriage when I was 20 weeks at one hospital. I went to another, they admitted me and I stayed in the hospital for 2 months on bed rest. I finally had to have a C-section because of preeclampsia, incompetant cervix, insufficient placenta, and a host of other things. He is 13 months now and PERFECT!!!!

Ashley Nicole - posted on 11/01/2009

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My son was 2 lbs 0 oz and born at 28 weeks. I was told I was having a miscarriage when I was 20 weeks at one hospital. I went to another, they admitted me and I stayed in the hospital for 2 months on bed rest. I finally had to have a C-section because of preeclampsia, incompetant cervix, insufficient placenta, and a host of other things. He is 13 months now and PERFECT!!!!

Cathy - posted on 11/01/2009

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my water just broke (on april fools day so took a while for friends to believe me) and i had him two days later at 25 weeks

Cathy - posted on 11/01/2009

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my water just broke (on april fools day so took a while for friends to believe me) and i had him two days later at 25 weeks

Jolene - posted on 11/01/2009

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My son Kaleb was born at 32 wks. There was no medical reason as to why he came so early. He just want too be with mom and dad I guess. I was happy that he did as he weighed. 5lbs 7oz, he would've been a monster a term.

April - posted on 10/30/2009

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My son was born at 31 weeks and 4 days he weighed 3 pounds 8 ounces, I had a placenta abruption( placenta was sent away and there was nothing telling why it happened) He was in the nicu for 3 and 1/2 weeks but is a healthy almost 6 month old now :)

Natasha - posted on 10/30/2009

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my son was born at 28 weeks weighing 1066g. I had to hav him because i had severe preemclampsia and the placenta had started to break down due to preelampsia. he spent 3 1/2 months in icu then 1 month in scu..

Amanda - posted on 10/26/2009

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Well, my son was at high risk for down syndrome (1 in 50 chance) and I refused amnio so they put me on fetal monitoring. Every week I would go in and make sure my sons heart was ok and they would do an ultrasound to make sure my amniotic fluid was normal (normal is 14 cm). I was told every week that my amniotic fluid was normal. When I was 34 weeks, however, I had an ultrasound to check the growth of my son and they told me that my amniotic fluid was dangerously low (this was at a different office with different people) it was only at 2 cm. I was sent to the hospital right away and put on IV but my amniotic fluid just kept diminishing. So, I had to have my son ASAP because soon he wouldn't be able to breathe.



He was born at 34 weeks weighing 4lbs 10 oz.

Kylie - posted on 10/24/2009

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Another pre eclampsia, I picked mine up at 26 + 6 days, all I had was a headache. Once I got to hospital I developed the other symptoms. Joseph was born the following day right on 27 weeks, weighing 1lb 7oz, he had intra uterine growth retardation as well. He's now 6 months old and doing well!

Brittany - posted on 10/24/2009

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My son was born at 24 weeks due to incomp. cervix. I was dialated to 4 cm at 20 weeks and then my water broke at 23 weeks, but he didn't come for another week. He weighed 1 lb 7 oz and was 11 and 1/2 inches long. He is now 6 months old and still in the NICU.

Ruby - posted on 10/23/2009

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My son was born at 34 weeks and weighed 3lb and 6.4ounces. I was admitted due to preeclamsia and was 3 centimeters dilated. Labor was 16 hours and pushed for 4 hours and came very close to having c-section. My son spent 3 weeks in NICU but is doing fine now.

Allison - posted on 10/22/2009

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awwww, is she ok??? bless you i know that had to be the hardest time ever... well i had my daughter at 33.75 weeks, i had gestational diabetes, and high blood pressure. I had protein spilling into my urine and my liver enzymes went up, i was rushed for my emergency c section on the day of my baby shower!!! she was in the nicu for 2 wks after dropping from 4lbs to 3 and had apnea and a few other little issues but she's home now and almost 3 mo!!! good luck just remember to be patient with their development i freak out every day thinkin shes not doing what she should...

Michelle - posted on 10/22/2009

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My son was born at 26 weeks weighing 2 lbs 14 oz with no long term problems (he is now 110 lbs and taller than me!) They did not know why I went into premature labor back then but when I lost my daughter at 20 weeks due to my cervix dialating and getting sepsis as a result, they discovered I have an incompetent cervix.

Shân - posted on 10/22/2009

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Quoting Kim:

Only God knows why my water broke at 23 weeks 4 days. Fortunately, I didn't go into labor right away. I stayed in the hospital until my son was born at 26 weeks 4 days with no medical problems.



That was simalar to my story, i just wanted to no if they knew why ur waters broke, coz they dont no why mine broke! we want more chiildren but am scared it will happen again there wern't anyone in SCBU that had there baby because of there waters breaking, doctors cant tell me why?My waters broke at 23 weeks and then i spent the rest of the time in hospital till i had my son at 26 weeks weighing 2lb, have u ever asked the doctors why it happened

Lynette - posted on 10/22/2009

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Both my daughters was born early the first at 24 weeks weighting 850g and the second was born at 28 weeks weighting 1.3kg.

i have cronic high blood pressure and was diagnosed with an incompotend cervix. I also lost my son at 22 weeks of pregnancy still cant get over it keep on thinking if my body could have just stick it out for 2 or 3 more weeks things could have been so different.

SHAQUANA - posted on 10/22/2009

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MY SON WAS BORN AT 27WKS N 6DAYS DUE 2 PREECLAMPSIA MY BLOOD PRESSURE ROSE 2 27O OVER 190 SO I HAD 2 HAVE A EMERGENCY CSECTION HE WAS BORN AT 2LBS N 12 INCHES HE STAYED IN NICU FOR 6WKS N 4DAYS HE JUST GOT HOME TUES N HES NOW 5LBS9OZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monika - posted on 10/21/2009

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I was admitted due to preeclampsia/HELLP, and delivered only 2 1/2 days later, at 33 weeks.

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My son was born at 31 weeks 2 days. I went into labor at 28 weeks. I had a horrible doctor who didn't find the issue. I have a septated uterus and it is very easy to set off with contractions. He was 4 lbs 8 oz and went home in 26 days. My second child was born at 36 weeks and i was able to take her home when i went. She was 5 pounds 7 ounces. My doctor with second baby was wonderful and took all precautions to keep her in as long as possible. She demanded her debut early but atleast no NICU

Noodle9405 - posted on 10/21/2009

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My son was born at 35 weeks and weighed 5lbs. 15 oz. His heart rate kept going down, luckily I had an ultra-sound in the morning and they caught this! Later that night his heart rate disappeared and they couldn't find it, so I had an emergency c-section. His cord was wrapped around his neck, but he came out screaming! Everything was fine and he came home with us a few days later. I am so glad I had a conscientious doctor!

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