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I might be induced early, and I'm worried Gabriella.H Due January 14; Ohio 16 posts
26th Nov '12

So I am 33 weeks this week and this is my first baby. Well I also have heart issues of my own so my cardiologist said they try to get their cardiac patients to 34 weeks. I go see my cardiologist and my OB next week, and I do not think my OB will take him next week but he said possibly between 35-37 and I am worried that he will be too under developed, especially if they deliver him next week. Has anyone had their baby at 34 weeks or even 35-36?

lovinthem04 Due June 26; 19 kids; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri 1999 posts
26th Nov '12

What is your heart condition?

mommytomel(: 1 child; California 1274 posts
26th Nov '12

Dont stress out to much hun im sure everything will be ok , my niece was born at 34 weeks weighing a little under 4 lbs and was home 2 weeks later , it will suck having a baby in the nicu but it will be for the best outcome

bia. 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 71810 posts
status 26th Nov '12

Good luck hun, I'm sure everything will be okay.

Jessica + 2 34 kids; Texas 7364 posts
26th Nov '12

I had my daugther 36 weeks to the day. She was perfect, never even went into the nicu

Nicola =) 1 child; Huntsville, Alabama 2783 posts
26th Nov '12

DS was 36 weeks and had to stay in the NICU for a week for his lungs. He is now 4 months and hitting all his milestones on time! But knowing you are early they will probably give you a steroid shot for baby's lungs.



I know it's scary but they will take good care of him. Hopefully you will get to make it to 37 weeks! Stay strong!

Alissa McKeighan 3 kids; Vermont 368 posts
26th Nov '12

At 37 weeks, a baby is considered full term. Any baby born past 30 weeks has practically the same chance of survival as a full term baby.

Cain & Alexis' Mommy 34 kids; Iowa City, Iowa 212 posts
26th Nov '12

I have a friend that had her son at 36, he was/is a little underweight but still an ornry little boy. he is almost 3 now. she is pregnant with her 2nd child and she is just 33 weeks and already dilated 5.5cm and they keep sending her home because of the lack of progress supposedly. I think her son had to be in the nicu for a short while but that was because he was so small they wanted to make sure his lungs were developed correctly. now he is healthy.

Mommy0928 Due January 11; 3 kids; Michigan 168 posts
26th Nov '12

I had my 1st at 36 weeks completely healthy he came home with me 2 days after I had him. I had my second at 34 weeks completely healthy she came home with me within 2 days also. I had my 3rd at 37 weeks healthy & she came home with me a day later. I guess it depends all babies are different. GOOD LUCK.

Gabriella.H Due January 14; Ohio 16 posts
26th Nov '12

Thank you very much! I know they told me boys develop slower then girls do so I'm hoping to hold it out as long as I can!



and lovinthem04 I have servere aortics stenosis, mild mitral vavle stenosis and a little rhythmic issue.

Mommy0928 Due January 11; 3 kids; Michigan 168 posts
26th Nov '12

Talk to your doctor about steroids to make sure the lungs are ok. that is the last thing to develop that they worry about. Im 32 weeks & getting them this week I have had them will all my babies & I wouldnt want to have a baby early without them. The closer to delivery you have the shots the better. My daughter that was born at 34 weeks shouldnt have been as healthy as she was but with her lungs fully developed I believe that is what helped her come home with me prefectly healthy!

Gabriella.H Due January 14; Ohio 16 posts
26th Nov '12

Yes I definitely will! my next appointment is the 3rd and we are going over delivery options, and kinda get a better understanding of what we are going to do. because so far we have not talked about anything and we still have yet to set a plan so I'm hoping on monday I'll have a better feeling of whats going on.

lakota&freedymmomma Due March 9; 2 kids; Antlers, Oklahoma 127 posts
26th Nov '12

I had my son at 33 weeks and he was juust fine. he was never even sent to the NICU. they only had him on oxygen for 1hour. we stayed in the hospital in the regular nursery for 3 weeks then we got to go home. he is a very healthy 4 year old now

KathrynPeep 1 child; Cheyenne, Wyoming 201 posts
26th Nov '12

It's normal to freak out, a baby born at 34 weeks will most likely stay in the NICU for a couple weeks but there shouldn't be any long term damage :) Just need to keep him to fully develop.

Gabriella.H Due January 14; Ohio 16 posts
27th Nov '12

Thank you! I'm hoping to keep him in there as long as I can! but I'm just hoping for the best even if he is born early hopefully he will be perfectly fine!