BED REST. Brittany Vnenchak Due July 26 (boy); 1 child; Oregon 7 posts
18th Jun '13

I have been on bed rest since 27 weeks 3 days. Its been a long journey but I am now 34 weeks 3 days. My doctor said that if baby comes at 36 weeks he will be allowed to come home with us instead of staying in the NICU. Has anyone else had their baby at 36 weeks and taken them home with them?

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 22168 posts
18th Jun '13

yes, my older son was born at 36wks exactly and we stayed 3 days in the hospital before going home. He did have some apnea issues but he was otherwise healthy.

jazzzzz* 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 7558 posts
18th Jun '13

A baby at any gestation can stay in the NICU. But 36 weeks is fairly developed. So there is a less chance.

Aaliyah California 3884 posts
18th Jun '13

My daughter was born at 36 weeks, she came home with us the day after she was born.

BunnyGirl19 4 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16938 posts
status 18th Jun '13

My 35 weeker didn't need the NICU.

kentucky momma 19 kids; Corbin, Kentucky 176 posts
18th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting BunnyGirl19:</b>" My 35 weeker didn't need the NICU."</blockquote>

My youngest was born at 35weeks and 5 days and spent a week in the NICU, My middle son was born at 36weeks and 4days and came home 2days later

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
18th Jun '13

I think it's a bit strange that he would tell you that since it isn't something he can guarantee, but it's a good possibility. My niece was born at 36 weeks and did just fine, never had to go to the NICU.

Castri Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 11 posts
18th Jun '13

As said by Jazzzz, a baby at any gestation can stay in the NICU depending on the health conditions of baby.