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Makes you think.........

Postby jules070603 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:11 pm

Babies born on my birth board.

Here's me thinking that the babies birth day is way off yet but a birth announcement today has really shocked me into reality.

A lady had her little boy at 28 weeks due to pre-eclampsia :shock: He seems to be doing well, is a decent enough weight for 12 weeks prem (2lb 2oz I think) but its really made me think about things.

We also had a triplet lady who delivered very early and 2 of the little ones didn't make it :cry: We are waiting for an update on the little boy.

Hope this doesn't upset people as I know some have experienced prem babies but I just had to write it down as I'm sat here thinking about it all now.........................

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Re: Makes you think.........

Postby Allie » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:31 pm

It certainly does make you think. Hope the news on the little boy is good, poor lady.

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Postby Velvetsteph » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:40 pm

It's really strange - there does seem to be a huge increase in the number of premature babies this time around...

With Isabelle I was the 2nd or 3rd person to give bith on the May 2006 board and that was when I was at 34+4 but this time round at least ten babies have already been born on March 2009 and I just wonder why the increase in premature babies all of a sudden - and from your post Jules and the posts about the Jan 09 board back a few months ago it seems it's not just bump's board - it seems to be quite widespread and makes me worry more!
I'm taking things SO much easier this time and listening to my body SO much more and I think DH is also doing his best to make sure I don't do too much too as he's just been fab recently...

So sad for those that don't make it :cry:

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Re: Makes you think.........

Postby Shevi » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:56 pm

stress seems to be a factor in premature labour...so perhaps the current economic climate?

my ladies have all been late, thank goodness, but one of the mums i do rota with has been in and out of hospital with bleeding. she is due in march

thinking of the tiny boy from your birth board

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Re: Makes you think.........

Postby becsom » Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:53 pm

I went to see the consultant after I had DD2 early too, just to try and find out if there was any reason for it. He said that there's very little known about why many prem babies are born early. About half of premature babies are born to mothers with no risk factors who 'do everything right' in their pregnancy (I would class myself in that category :D ). Worrying, isn't it?

It's reassuring to know that at least a lot of them do really well and hospital care is really very good nowadays.

Thought I'd add a pic of Nell in her incubator, a week old. Awwww, makes me all emotional looking at her (and she was a big one!)
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BTW the 'frog legs' are because she was breach

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Re: Makes you think.........

Postby Kirstyh » Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:33 pm

Just goes to show you that you can do everything right and still have a prem baby. I really look after myself during pregnancy, no drinking, no smoking :oops: :oops: and I eat well and looked what happened to us. I am sure that all your lucky pregnant ladies and your lovely expectant babies will be fine. I agree with you Steph there does seem to be a higher instance of early births, I know lots of people how have delivered early. Thinking of you all and all you little babies and all the ones loved and lost. x >:D<

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Re: Makes you think.........

Postby Annette » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:47 pm

awwww that it is a lovely cute photo and the hospitals do a great job looking after all the prem babies

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Postby AnnetteandBen » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:08 pm

Well as you know from all the posts when I went AWOL, I had no idea Benjamin was going to come early, no one had ever warned me, but I always said I would be pregnant for as long as my body could hold the bump in and true to form it just couldn't hold all that water in.

Hope the other early babies make it >:D<

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Postby ericaj1 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:39 pm

Yes we had alot of prem babies on Lucys bb too. Scary to think it is becoming more commonplace.

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