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Preterm labor/Early babies Max Power♥ 2 kids; Victorville, California 3328 posts
16th Jul '13

I'm 34 weeks +1. I've been feeling kind of "off" all day. I've also felt wet for most of the afternoon, and have had very mild cramping. The nurses told me to put a pad on and lay down for a while, so that's what I'm doing.



I'm more or less curious about having baby this early, just in case it turns out to be more than a false alarm.



What would be done at 34 weeks, and what is to be expected with a 34 weeker?

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
16th Jul '13

If you just have a small tear in your sac they will probably put you on bed rest and hold out as long as possible. You would likely get shots for baby's lungs also.



I would expect probably a 2-3 weeks stay at the least but possibly longer just depending. My friend had her son at 35 weeks and he was in the hospital for 2 weeks.

Amber {Dylan's momma} 1 child; Lodi, Ohio 1990 posts
16th Jul '13

They say 34 weekers spend about 2 weeks in the NICU, depending on if they meet all the goals. That being said, my 34 weeker spent 5.5 weeks because she wasn't a big eater.

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24256 posts
16th Jul '13

my friend had a 35 weeker. he was in NICU for 9 days

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18298 posts
16th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting White Chocolate Milk:</b>" If you just have a small tear in your sac they will probably put you on bed rest and hold out as long ... [snip!] ... stay at the least but possibly longer just depending. My friend had her son at 35 weeks and he was in the hospital for 2 weeks."</blockquote>




But, some 35 weekers are perfectly healthy. You can't know exactly what to expect, but don't worry too much until you know mama.

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
16th Jul '13

My 35 week & 1 day baby didn't have to go to the NICU at all :) She stayed a couple extra days for jaundice, but it was in a room with me. My water broke with her as well & I had to be induced & have her within 24 hours to prevent infection. If that's what it is, that might be what they do. I wouldn't worry! At this point, complications are usually pretty slim! Message me if you have any questions at all! <3

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
16th Jul '13
Quoting ☮Sugar Magnolia:" <blockquote><b>Quoting White Chocolate Milk:</b>" If you just have a small tear in ... [snip!] ... some 35 weekers are perfectly healthy. You can't know exactly what to expect, but don't worry too much until you know mama."


:!::!:

Max Power♥ 2 kids; Victorville, California 3328 posts
16th Jul '13

I'm really hoping it'll turn out to be a false alarm, but I'm having some lower belly/back cramping as well. I'm just nervous. I know it's awful staying in the hospital with new babies. DD was born at 37 weeks and still spent a week in the hospital.

Tiarras mommy & 1 Due December 24 (girl); 1 child; Amityville, New York 676 posts
16th Jul '13

My mom went into labor at 34 weeks with my sister because she says she was packing up her house and cleaning a lot , she had to give birth and my sister was in the NICU for 3 weeks I believe she's now 9 and has developmental problems , like slow reactions and slow memory, they say was due to her being a preemie , but that's not the case with all preemies, shes a normal kid though

Amber {Dylan's momma} 1 child; Lodi, Ohio 1990 posts
16th Jul '13

I agree with the other ladies, it depends on baby and hospital. My cousin's 3lbs 15oz 35 weeker spent no time in NICU ans came home with her.

Tiarras mommy & 1 Due December 24 (girl); 1 child; Amityville, New York 676 posts
16th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amber {Dylan's momma}:</b>" I agree with the other ladies, it depends on baby and hospital. My cousin's 3lbs 15oz 35 weeker spent no time in NICU ans came home with her."</blockquote>




Yea definantly depends on the baby , my sister was 3lbs also and was there for 3 weeks !

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 23677 posts
status 16th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amber {Dylan's momma}:</b>" I agree with the other ladies, it depends on baby and hospital. My cousin's 3lbs 15oz 35 weeker spent no time in NICU ans came home with her."</blockquote>



That's pretty rare! I didn't think they sent babies home that were less than 4.5lbs, maybe that was just my hospital! Dd was close

Amber {Dylan's momma} 1 child; Lodi, Ohio 1990 posts
16th Jul '13
Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Amber {Dylan's momma}:</b>" I agree with the other ladies, it ... [snip!] ... pretty rare! I didn't think they sent babies home that were less than 4.5lbs, maybe that was just my hospital! Dd was close"


its crazy how different hospitals are. i went to see my cousin the next day and her dd was shivering even in a thick sleeper, a hat and wrapped in blanket. she should have been in nicu at least for observation. they didnt even do a car seat test before they left.
it just blows my mind because my dd was over 6lbs at birth and rushed right over to nicu




eta- now you wouldnt think she was a preemie. at her 2 month appt she was almost 11lbs and almost 4 and looks bigger than my almost 6 month

Tiarras mommy & 1 Due December 24 (girl); 1 child; Amityville, New York 676 posts
16th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amber {Dylan's momma}:</b>" its crazy how different hospitals are. i went to see my cousin the next day and her dd was shivering ... [snip!] ... do a car seat test before they left. it just blows my mind because my dd was over 6lbs at birth and rushed right over to nicu"</blockquote>




Omg ! My dd was exactly 6lbs and went home in 2 days no NICU ...every hospital is different with this stuff idk why

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 23677 posts
status 16th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amber {Dylan's momma}:</b>" its crazy how different hospitals are. i went to see my cousin the next day and her dd was shivering ... [snip!] ... do a car seat test before they left. it just blows my mind because my dd was over 6lbs at birth and rushed right over to nicu"</blockquote>




That's crazy. Dd was not even a preemie but she was tiny and failed her carseat test and had a carbed for a month lol