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Might be having a premie :O Brianne Purcell Due January 3; Graham, Texas 17 posts
26th Nov '12

Went to the doctor today expecting him to let me go back to work, but then he checked my cervix and told me I'm dilated to a 3... :shock: yikes!



so now everything's changed and i need help...anything i need in my hospital bag specifically for a premature baby...i wanna be ready just in case.

Chelsey Renee Due May 21; 4 kids; Missouri 122 posts
26th Nov '12

how far along are you?.. i would rest, lay in bed and take it easy with drinking a lot of water! NICU is NOT fun. bake your baby as long as you can!..

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting Brianne Purcell:" Went to the doctor today expecting him to let me go back to work, but then he checked my cervix and told ... [snip!] ... changed and i need help...anything i need in my hospital bag specifically for a premature baby...i wanna be ready just in case."


How early?



Not really. If they're early enough to need to be in the NICU then the NICU will supply what they need. If they aren't in the NICU than perhaps just some preemie clothes. You just really don't know what they might need until they're born.

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3467 posts
26th Nov '12

U might not have a premie but idk nothing different hosp has little clothes usually n diapers. I wouldn't buy anything til u know or keep receipt then

3 of a Kind Due March 27; 2 kids; Webster, Texas 4317 posts
26th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brianne Purcell:</b>" Went to the doctor today expecting him to let me go back to work, but then he checked my cervix and told ... [snip!] ... changed and i need help...anything i need in my hospital bag specifically for a premature baby...i wanna be ready just in case."</blockquote>



Thats a good question and im sorry i can answer cause im not really sure but if ur LO is premature im sure they will have everything he or she needs except his/her clothes... But u know u can be dilated at a 3 for weeks though...

Brianne Purcell Due January 3; Graham, Texas 17 posts
26th Nov '12

I'm 34 weeks

O ♥ G 2 kids; Pride, Louisiana 10723 posts
26th Nov '12

Did your doctor specifically say you were going to be in labor soon? Because people can stay dilated at a 3 or 4 for weeks. I wouldn't worry just yet. Just take it easy and pack just in case. Clothes for baby, clothes for you, toiletries, makeup (if you want), camera, iPod?, slippers or flip flops, everything else will most likely be provided for you and the baby.

O ♥ G 2 kids; Pride, Louisiana 10723 posts
26th Nov '12

Oh and phone/camera chargers.

puppetofoz 16 kids; Canada 239 posts
26th Nov '12

I was dilated to 4cm and 70% effaced at 35 weeks.
I didn't have my son until 39 weeks 3 days.



Just because your dialated doesn't mean your going to go into labor any time soon.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting Brianne Purcell:" I'm 34 weeks"


34 weeks? I wouldn't really worry then. Lots of people dilate that early. Take it easy and you'll likely make it to 37 weeks just fine.

Brianne Purcell Due January 3; Graham, Texas 17 posts
26th Nov '12

My doctor told me he doesn't think It'll be much longer.... I was in a wreck and he thinks thats whats causing me to dilate and what not, but hopefully she can wait around a little longer lol