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A little scared; CLJEAZ04 3 kids; Hazleton, Pennsylvania 520 posts
1st Apr '12

I will try to make this short as possible, I promise lol



I'm pregnant w/ my 3rd about, 5wks away till I give birth again. I've been very nervous, scared, worried, paranoid, etc, that I will go into premature labor again.



My 2nd was born premature, 5 1/2 wks to be exact, due to problems w/ my placenta. My placenta abrupted, I was bleeding all over, everything was coming out of body blah blah. It was just really scary. I ended up getting another emergency c-section when I was rushed to the hospital via ambulance. He was born 5lbs 4oz, & had NTT, Jaundice, heart problems, & was failing to breathe on his own. Luckily, he was only in the hospital for a week or so, before we could take him home. It was hard for the first 2mths, I was so scared the slightest thing would kill him. I panicked over every little thing. I was a wreck.



Now, I am high risk again w/ this pregnancy, my doctor has me coming in every week ever since I was like, 6-7mths pregnant, to monitor me bcos she doesn't want anything happening again. So far, I've had some fake contractions, a few real ones. I've been hospitalized once, bcos she kicked the crap out of my bladder so hard, I ended up w/ a fever & all this other stuff ugh.



I am just really scared that it might happen again tho. Every time I pee, make love, sit in a certain position, pretty much anything I do, I have this overwhelming fear of just popping. I even had a really bad dream I gave birth in my kitchen prematurely. I just...I'm scared. I really don't want to go thru this again, I really don't want this baby having to suffer...ugh I'm just so scared.



I guess I just want to know any other moms who have had premature babies, if they went on to have a successful pregnancy w/ their 2nd, 3rd etc. Just some reassurance. I'll feel a lot better the closer May gets here.

Kea O_O 4 kids; British Columbia 1480 posts
2nd Apr '12
Quoting CLJ304:" I will try to make this short as possible, I promise lol I'm pregnant w/ my 3rd about, 5wks away till ... [snip!] ... to have a successful pregnancy w/ their 2nd, 3rd etc. Just some reassurance. I'll feel a lot better the closer May gets here."

it's a girl? girls lungs develope faster then boys, if they antisipate you having to have the baby easrly they can give you a shot to help make the lungs progress faster, my premature birth was because I had twins and had to be induced. I think my mom went into premature labor with my brother and not the rest of my sisters