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Babies born at 34 weeks? Finallyafter2yrs 2 kids; Brighton, Michigan 1100 posts
27th Feb '08

Ok so long story short --- I went in for my bi-weekly visit today and my
blood pressure is still semi-high (has beenhigh on and off the last few weeks)dialation is still close to 2 and suprise --- Im having contractions (dialation and contractions started about a month ago) and starting to swell - on top of that they ran a culture because of a discharge issue *sorry TMI* and I have a rare infection - which they said wasnt yeast but something else ---- prescribed me a $180 script and no more work and questioned me as to why at my last visit I had gained 12 pounds and two weeks later at this visit Ive lost 10.



Anyways --- their way of trying to reassure me was "If she comes now she'll survive and just need some extra NICU time --- and that IF she decides to come now - because Im 34 weeks --- they wont try and stop labor except for long enough to get to the OR --- apparently because right now it may be safer for her to be outside than close to the infection if it continues.....

So - no more work --- increase water intake --- continue taking the Zofran for the nausea and "take it easy - feet up"



Im considered "high risk" because of preterm labor and pregnancy complications with my son years ago - and am scheduled to have a C-section in week 39.

My question --- Has anyone else had their babies at 34 weeks --- How scared should I be? Right now Im terrified and I know this isnt helping things......

Barefoot Lady 2 kids; Los Angeles, California 1294 posts
27th Feb '08
Quoting Finallyafter2yrs:
Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
27th Feb '08

to be honest, I wouldn't worry. a friend of mine had her baby at 35 weeks and she was perfectl healthy and got to come home right away. So even if you're baby has to be in the NICU for a while, it probably won't be for too long at all, given that she is born with no complications on her end. Just try to relax and not to worry too much. Your baby is very well developed at this point and I am sure it'll all turn out ok if she is born within the week.

...rebecca... 2 kids; California 32937 posts
27th Feb '08
Quoting Finallyafter2yrs:
Karalou619 3 kids; South Carolina 55 posts
27th Feb '08

I had my little girl at 34 weeks and she was fine. She went home 3 days later!

user banned 1 child; Norman, Oklahoma 4289 posts
27th Feb '08

My doctor gave birth yesterday at 35 weeks. Her baby is almost 6lbs. HE IS SO ADORABLE! He is doing great wasn't on a respirator or anything. Everyone was passing him around like any other birth lol. He looks great!

Also, when women carry twins it is actually normal to induce at 36 weeks because the full term for twins is shorter. So pretty close to there I'd say it's probably fine.

*Mrs Cherry* 21 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 10450 posts
27th Feb '08

I was born at 35 weeks and the only problem I had was I needed some oxygen for 2 days and stayed in the NICU for a week because they wanted to make sure I was gaining weight well. Of course it's been a quite a few years since then. I haven't had any health problems throughout my life other then normal childhood illnesses like the chicken pox and such.

Elismom2002 1 child; Tennessee 3 posts
27th Feb '08
Quoting Finallyafter2yrs:
Finallyafter2yrs 2 kids; Brighton, Michigan 1100 posts
28th Feb '08

Update ---- did the "treatment" last night and spent most of the night awake having on and off contractions ---- today Im home resting and praying we can keep her where she is for at least a few more weeks.....

Thanks for all the positive support ladies!

Wyatt, Bristol and Camden Due May 24; 3 kids; Gardiner, 4068 posts
28th Feb '08
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The whore of Babylon 1 child; Harrison, Ohio 0 posts
27th Jul '10

I was born at 32 weeks and only had to stay in the hospital for 9 days til i got back up to my birth weight. only had to stay in the NICU for the first night and no complications =) it will be fine

mamma.sarah 3 kids; Bend, Oregon 36 posts
9th May '12
Quoting Karalou619:" I had my little girl at 34 weeks and she was fine. She went home 3 days later!"


How much did she weigh? I've already had my labor stopped once and they gave me steroids for her lungs, I'm just concerned about her weight now cause I'm still having contractions on the meds they gave me. I'll be 34 weeks tomorrow.