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_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting Aidan'sMomma!:" When was your LO born? Where they fully healthy? Was the hospital stay longer if born sooner?Were you ... [snip!] ... scared because you wernt the full 40 yet? EDITED! should clarify... im looking for those who didnt have Csections. Thank you:)"


My 1st was born much earlier, so yes, there was a hospital stay and all that.



My 2nd was born at exactly 37 weeks. No hospital stay or any issues at all.

Aidan&Sophie'sMomma 2 kids; Hampton, Virginia 1688 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):" They are put in their car seat in the NICU and hitched up to machines to check their stats. They have ... [snip!] ... They have to sit in it for an hour with nothing happening then they are ok to go home as long as everything else is fine."


oh. kinda strange. but i guess if its important there must be a good reason they do it lol

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):" They are put in their car seat in the NICU and hitched up to machines to check their stats. They have ... [snip!] ... They have to sit in it for an hour with nothing happening then they are ok to go home as long as everything else is fine."


yep. mostly done for preemies, but they had to because of his size.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
4th Jun '13

DD-37 weeks
ds1-38 weeks
ds2-36 weeks
All were pretty much healthy except ds2 had to go under lights. DS2 was the only one i was afraid might not be healthy because he was sooooo early.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
4th Jun '13

He was born one day shy of 39 weeks with no problems. He was 8lbs and 12oz and came out naturally but I needed an episiotomy. I really wanted to go full-term, since my first was preemie, but now I'm glad I didn't because he would've been gigantic lol.

Aidan&Sophie'sMomma 2 kids; Hampton, Virginia 1688 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting VeggieBurglar:" Welp, if she comes early on her own, I wouldn't worry about it too much! She'll hopefully come just as soon as you decide you can't take being pregnant anymore, lol. Wishing you the best!"

haha ya right. i was done a like a month ago! haha. i feel like USUALLY if they just , come... then they are ready, right? the only way you can really MAKE them come is induction or csection or whatever right?

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting Aidan'sMomma!:" wow scary i hope i never have to be rushed to a c section i would cry and be sooo scared!"


It wasn't as scary! I was shocked for the most part....My sister and DH were with me and they almost peed their pants. I had chicken spaghetti waiting on me at home and I was so hungry. I barely had my bags packed....I was NOT ready. The c-section was pretty overwhelming and uncomfortable, but......For some reason, I guess I just knew he was going to be fine!

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 15713 posts
status 4th Jun '13

my second was born at what we thought was 38 weeks but after assessing her the doctors are pretty sure she was closer to 37 weeks, she wasn't quite ready to come out but not to the point of needing assistance just things like apnea, silent reflux, quite a bit of trouble with jaundice (lasted 3 months). My third was born at 38 weeks and was 9.5 lbs already and was totally ready to go. I think it really depends on the baby as to how ready they are to be out at whatever gestation.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting Aidan'sMomma!:" haha ya right. i was done a like a month ago! haha. i feel like USUALLY if they just , come... then they ... [snip!] ... , come... then they are ready, right? the only way you can really MAKE them come is induction or csection or whatever right?"


Not all babies come when they are ready sometimes there is something wrong medically and your body pushes them out early. My oldest had a ASD (atrial septical defect of the heart) and because of that and his size 7 pounds 2 ounces at 34 weeks) my body kicked him out early. My body wanted him out at 29 weeks but was able to hold it off till 34 weeks when my water broke.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 118997 posts
status 4th Jun '13

I was induced at 37 weeks with my second. He didnt spend any time in the NICU but we did have to spend an extra day i the hospital so he could stay under the lights for his jaundice.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
4th Jun '13

I was induced at 37w with my son. He was 8lb8oz and perfectly healthy. We went home 24 hours later.

Aidan&Sophie'sMomma 2 kids; Hampton, Virginia 1688 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):" Not all babies come when they are ready sometimes there is something wrong medically and your body pushes ... [snip!] ... my body kicked him out early. My body wanted him out at 29 weeks but was able to hold it off till 34 weeks when my water broke."

ya i forgot something could be wrong and they could come on their own early lol but everthing with me is pretty healthy as far as we all know.. at the moment so hopefully thats not the case IF she does come early.

Aidan&Sophie'sMomma 2 kids; Hampton, Virginia 1688 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting Vindictive:" I was induced at 37w with my son. He was 8lb8oz and perfectly healthy. We went home 24 hours later."


kinda a stupid question.. but WHEN does the 24hrs start? once your in your recovery room/stage?

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting Aidan'sMomma!:" kinda a stupid question.. but WHEN does the 24hrs start? once your in your recovery room/stage?"


24hr after they are born. He was born at 5:49, we got discharged around 6 the next evening.

Shelby Chappell Due November 29 (girl); 1 child; Alberta 1575 posts
4th Jun '13

Was induced at almost 38 weeks. He came out fine. He was a little jaundiced and his blood sugar was a little off but they just kept us for an extra day and a half to make sure it was fine and he was. I was sad that I didn't make it to 40 weeks but my body wasn't working in my favor.