Not a Mom, But...

Yvonne - posted on 04/19/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I'm not a mom, but I found this site because I was lokking for information on premature babies. I was one and I just wanted more information on my coming into this world. I've only gotten a tiny bit of information from my mom, hence my journey into the world wide web. I joined because I thought I could maybe give moms advice based on my experiences of being a premie and an oldest child in a single parent household. If my presence is not welcome here, I completely understand.

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Sarah - posted on 04/19/2015

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Heart shaped uterus or even a divided uterus, can run in families, but it was most common in the babies of mothers in the era from late 1960-mid 1970. There was a medication used for morning sickness that would have been given to your grandma, that medication caused many defects to the reproductive systems of the female offspring to those mothers. If your aunt had a full term stillborn, it is not likely there is anything wrong with her. If you are worried about your own ability to carry a baby, go see a doctor and explain your family history; the doctor can learn a lot from an ultrasound. At 3 pound 11 ounces, you were a good sized preemie. You would have had very skinny arms and legs, and your skin was probably bright red instead of pink. You may have had a light layer of hair all over you body, that falls out pretty soon after birth. All in all you probably looked much like you did at 4.5 lbs, becasue that's only a gain of 12 ounces.

Sarah - posted on 04/19/2015

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Preemies are not scary, just very tiny. If you remember your weight or at how many weeks you were born, I can give you a good description of what you may have looked like. Since you were in for only a month, you were probably 3 lbs or more. I have never heard of a other needing an emergency c-section becasue the baby couldn't turn around and that resulted in a hemorrhage. I certainly have had moms need c-sections due to hemorrhage, but that is almost always a placental abruption.

Sarah - posted on 04/19/2015

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Why does your mom not talk about your arrival? I think you could probably have a lot to share with other kids from single parent families, but since you have not parented at all; mother's are probably not your best target audience. A good place to start would be either Boys and Girls Club of America, or become a Big Sister to a girl with a similar background. You probably have great advice to share.

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Yvonne - posted on 04/19/2015

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Okay thanks. I'm not planning on having kids. Aromantic asexual. An aromantic is a person who experiences little or no romantic attraction to others. Where romantic people have an emotional need to be with another person in a romantic relationship, aromantics are often satisfied with friendships and other non-romantic relationships. It is possible for an aromantic individual to be involved in, and enjoy, a devoted relationship with another person, but these relations are often closer friendships, naturally reflecting the closeness of the two individuals and not a purposely initiated monogamous separation as is often found in romantic couples. But yes, if I ever decide to have kids, I will make sure everything is in good order in that department.

Yvonne - posted on 04/19/2015

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I was three pounds eleven onces. One of my aunts has a heart shaped uterus and I heard that is genetic. My aunt's first baby was stillborn. http://i59.tinypic.com/zvuffb.jpg my baby picture that was taken when I was moved to the regular hospital nursery

Yvonne - posted on 04/19/2015

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She said she had emergency c section because I couldn't turn around all the way and causing her to hemorrage. I was in the hospital for a month until I became 4 1/2 lbs. One of my aunts told me she had shared a bed with my mom at the time and woke up to a bunch of blood in the bed. I have a picture of me in the hospital but that was right before I was released. I want to know what I looked like when I was born because I heard premies are scary looking. And thanks for your opinion.

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