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_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Michael Westen:</b>" That's just what MIL told me. This was ... [snip!] ... survive now and they certainly didn't 25 years ago. My husband was born 10 weeks early in 87 and even his chances were slim"


This. It always bugs me a little when people would start sharing weird stories about preemies. Like, my step-dad was talking about his aunt who had a baby like 40 years ago, and the baby was less then 3 lbs and like 3 or 4 months early and she took the baby right home and they were fine!! He was convinced that my daughter had no issues because this other phantom baby from 40 years ago was fine.



Or someone has a friends sisters cousins who had a 21 weeker who was just fine! They don't have details, but ya know, they just shook it off and were totally okay.



I'm always like. . . .



. . .. riiiiight. . . . .

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22495 posts
6th Dec '12

The youngest preemie to survive is Amillia Taylor born at 21 weeks 6 days. Her mom had to lie and tell them to tell them that they were 24 weeks. She had IVF. She weighed less than 10 oz and nine and a half inches long. She came home 11 days before her due date.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22495 posts
6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting she nan igans:</b>" Yeah. With a carseat bed some places will let babies go home sooner if they pass all their tests. Mine ... [snip!] ... home a baby so small. Gosh, just holding my daughter when she was about 2.5lbs was crazy (when she was at her lowest weight)."</blockquote>




Yeah. My daughter went down to 2 lbs. born at 2 lbs 10 oz. She came home at 5 lbs 12 oz. I can't imagine having a baby so small come home

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6571 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" The youngest preemie to survive is Amillia Taylor born at 21 weeks 6 days. Her mom had to lie and tell ... [snip!] ... 24 weeks. She had IVF. She weighed less than 10 oz and nine and a half inches long. She came home 11 days before her due date."


I don't think this should be a factor, but I do think that dr's try more extreme measures when the mom has other factors going on .. like IVF or previous non-viable deliveries. I mean for me, there was a line they wouldn't cross because they didn't want to mess with my long term fertility or my life. I mean i was young, otherwise healthy, and there was no reason I couldn't move on and have other babies. I'm not saying I like that reasoning, but if i look at it from their perspective, i get it.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting she nan igans:" This. It always bugs me a little when people would start sharing weird stories about preemies. Like, ... [snip!] ... have details, but ya know, they just shook it off and were totally okay. I'm always like. . . . . . .. riiiiight. . . . ."


She has a whole binder of SILs records from when she was in the NICU...... I read through them.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22495 posts
6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Summerfrost:</b>" I don't think this should be a factor, but I do think that dr's try more extreme measures when the mom ... [snip!] ... move on and have other babies. I'm not saying I like that reasoning, but if i look at it from their perspective, i get it. "</blockquote>




I agree. However the doctors didnt know Amillia was only 21w6d until a month later.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Michael Westen:" She has a whole binder of SILs records from when she was in the NICU...... I read through them."


I didn't mean you. I was saying people who always know someone who knew someone and have NO facts about the case at all.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting she nan igans:</b>" This. It always bugs me a little when people would start sharing weird stories about preemies. Like, ... [snip!] ... have details, but ya know, they just shook it off and were totally okay. I'm always like. . . . . . .. riiiiight. . . . ."</blockquote>




Well really, I mean I'm sure he has that story off somewhere, but I know that when my grandmother delivered her preemies 50-60 years ago, they just sent her home with them. One wAs apparently 26 weeks gestation, went home with her a week after delivery when she went home, he died 27 hours after getting home. He weighed 1lb 14oz. And was 12 1/2 inches long.
My uncle, her other preemie, was born at 31 weeks gestation and went home with her from the hospital weighing only 2lbs 15oz with the expectation that he would not make it either, and he is a healthy 58 year old man now. she said when she was having babies, that's what they did, their wasn't a whole lot of intervention they COULD offer at that time so they preferred to let live born babies go with their families even if they had no chance at survival.
She also had three miscarriages at 12 weeks, 15 weeks, and 18 weeks, and two still births at 22weeks and 35 weeks and four other surviving children born fully term. Poor woman.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting she nan igans:" I didn't mean you. I was saying people who always know someone who knew someone and have NO facts about the case at all. "


Well I didn't believe MIL until she showed me the records. I think when she was born she was closer to 23 weeks. I wanna say 22w6d.

ElleBelle (32 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 21560 posts
status 6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting she nan igans:</b>" Yeah. With a carseat bed some places will let babies go home sooner if they pass all their tests. Mine ... [snip!] ... home a baby so small. Gosh, just holding my daughter when she was about 2.5lbs was crazy (when she was at her lowest weight)."</blockquote>




My 38 weeker failed her carseat test! She was 4lb 13oz when she came home after being born at 5lb 3oz. She was in a carbed for a month, they are weird. Lol but she still came home 2 days after she was born

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting she nan igans:</b>" Yeah. With a carseat bed some places will ... [snip!] ... being born at 5lb 3oz. She was in a carbed for a month, they are weird. Lol but she still came home 2 days after she was born"


Oh that sucks! I was SO afraid mine would fail. But then they said that since she was on o2 and an apnea monitor they weren't really worried about it, haha.

Not here to please you 3 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 2214 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting MommaSav2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting she nan igans:</b>" This. It always bugs me a little when people ... [snip!] ... and 18 weeks, and two still births at 22weeks and 35 weeks and four other surviving children born fully term. Poor woman."


O wow thats heart breaking go through all that. She one strong woman for sure keep having babies.

ElleBelle (32 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 21560 posts
status 6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting she nan igans:</b>" Oh that sucks! I was SO afraid mine would fail. But then they said that since she was on o2 and an apnea monitor they weren't really worried about it, haha."</blockquote>




Yeah it sucked! That thing was a pain in the bunz to drag around! We got the weirdest looks lol.. And they made s pay $80 for it too

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting she nan igans:</b>" Yeah. With a carseat bed some places will ... [snip!] ... being born at 5lb 3oz. She was in a carbed for a month, they are weird. Lol but she still came home 2 days after she was born"


DD was 4 lbs 9 oz when we left the hospital! That's crazy!!

ElleBelle (32 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 21560 posts
status 6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Michael Westen:</b>" DD was 4 lbs 9 oz when we left the hospital! That's crazy!!"</blockquote>




Was she early!!