my son was born at 32.4 weeks!

Jade - posted on 07/11/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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has anyone else had their child this early... if so how did you deal with it?

being my first child i was very emotional the whole time he was in hospital and i was at home, because of a c-section i was unable to drive so i had to find a lift to and from the hopsital every day to give breast milk and it was over 20km away. being such great hopsital made me feel a little better but was the hardest thing ive ever had to experience in my life. would be great to here your stories...... please share

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Amanda - posted on 07/12/2009

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I had my daughter at 31 and 6 days she was two pounds fourteen ounces and I know what youve been through. She was in the hospital for one month in the NICU, we went through three ivs, one picc line, anibiotics, brain ultrasounds, hearing tests, daily blood draws, nasal feeding tubes, phototherapy, and oxygen. Its hard to watch nurses take care of YOUR baby. I was never prepared for any of it but I have a wonderfull and supportive husband so we made it through and she is perfect now. She has no health issues except gaining weight but that just takes time.

Jill - posted on 07/11/2009

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I had my daughters at 33 wks. It was really hard for me too. I cried on the way home and when I got home. I was up there everyday until one came home. Then when she came I home I felt like I was missing something still because the other one was still in the hosptail. I miss one day and they started haveing problems with her not eatting because her sister was gone and mommy was not the to help as much. But I would spend like 4 hours up there everyday and they knew I was there even thought the eniter time they were sleeping. The other one knew when it was time to go home because she pulled her feeding tube out and they let her come home the next day. I cried because I had them both home with me. It is really hard but I know you can do it!



Also, My brother was in the hosptail for 2.5 months after he was born. He was 3 months early. My mom was unable to go see him everyday because she had 4 other kids at home but my dad saw him everyday. My mom called up to the hosptail 2 times a day to see how he was doing it.

Ashley - posted on 07/11/2009

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i didnt have my first son early but he was in the hospital for 2 months with bacterial meningitis so i know what it's like to have a child in the hospital. he was only 2 wks old when i brought him and it was the hardest thing i have ever had to go through. if you need someone to talk to i'm here (even though the situations are different). you will pull through though, when something like that happens you hold up stronger than you think you will. best of luck!

T_cjones108 - posted on 07/11/2009

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i didnt have my boy that early. but i live in a small town and my local hospital woulndt deliver babies when i went into labour! so i was rushed by abulance 1hr away and had my boy there with a doc i never meet! then i did 24hrs of labour and was told by the ob thatmy cervix was swelling and i had to have a csection!! they made me stay in that hospital for 4 days!! i begged them to ship me back so i would be close to home and my fam!!! and after i had to rely on my inlaws to pick us up and drop us off at the hopital for check ups!! i thinks its hard for all moms that have a csection!!

it does get better and easier with time!!! just focus on you and babes right now :D

Cally - posted on 07/11/2009

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I have had 2 children premie. It has been a difficult experiance especially with my first (who was in the NICU for 2 weeks). Long story short I was transported by life flight to a hospital almost 2 hours away from my then family (husband and 1 year old) And was on bed rest at the hospital for 2 months before she was born at 34 weeks. Then I didn't have a place to stay and had to beg to stay in the hospitals stay over rooms so I could be close to my baby to feed her and maybe hold her when I could. She is now almost 3, and my other who was premieis almost 2 . They have both had developmental issues, not walking till they are older. (my almost 2 year old won't walk unless you hold his hands) But they are the light of my life. I am now on moderate bed rest on my 4th preg. (now 34 weeks) because of preterm labor. This baby should make it at least 36 weeks, hopefully making it to 38 or even 40. Anytime you want to talk I am here to listen!!

Heidi - posted on 07/11/2009

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I had my twins via c- section at 32 weeks and 5 days lst august and thy stayed in there for 20 days. My little boy was 4lbs 9 and little girl was 4lbs 3oz. I had to travel along way also and arrange lifts etc. Its nearly a year on now and they are big babies and I was very grateful to have that time while they were in hospital to learn how to breast feed with support and recover from the c-section They also got into a good 4 hourly feeding routine and were'nt use to being held all the time so therefore could get to slep by themselves much esier, it is a stressful time but it also has its positives. Before you know it you'll be on here giving someone else in your situation advice as I am now. Take care you'l be fine!!

Charlene - posted on 07/11/2009

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hi there i had twins born at 34+3 and they were kept in hospital for 2 weeks n like u i had a c-section so was unable to drive and i also lost my grandad 4 days after they were born and was having problems in my relationship so all in all it was a pretty bad time but i had a lot of family n friends around to help n i just put a brave face on n got on with it and the day they came home was unbelievable because finally u felt u were normal again but i was so used to support from the hospital that it was a real shock to have no professional there to turn to but its all worth it n u will find a way through if u want to chat anymore please feel free to message me x

Audrey - posted on 07/11/2009

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hi,



i know how you feel.. i gave birth to my daughter full term but i you want someone to talk to.. i'm always here.. just be strong for your baby.. take good care..

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