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Really?! FB vent ~Raylan's Mama~ 1 child; Tennessee 2116 posts
Feb 19th '13

So I was in FB and ran across a pregnant friends status. Her husband is Army so they are living in Germany. Anyway, she's only 34 weeks and her doctor says he is 5+ pounds and lungs are developed. He doesn't like that she is contracting so much so she goes back Friday and if there is progress in the cervix he is going to send her to the hospital to deliver :shock: really? I can't decide who's more stupid...the doctor or the mama for believing it's safe to deliver her baby at 34 weeks. Smh...



Sorry had to vent so I didn't say anything mean to her!

Mrs. Momma 1 child; North Carolina 73 posts
Feb 19th '13

Hmmm that doesn't sound right to me. But maybe there is some other things that is going on with her pregnancy that she hasn't openly talked about.

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
Feb 19th '13

In some countries they go by the conception date instead of LMP so het doctor might say she's 35 weeks when we would say 37 weeks

BrittanieY 18 kids; South Carolina 16634 posts
Feb 19th '13

There might be extenuating circumstances around the situation. For instance, constant contractions without cervical change can indicate infection when other markers are present.



You can never tell what is happening based on the vague information that put out there.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8430 posts
Feb 19th '13

My cousin had a scheduled induction. When someone asked why they were inducing she said "My doctor doesn't think I will make it to my due date.". Exact words. What?? She's a very smart girl, so I am sure she phrased it correctly. It just kind of boggled my mind as why that was a reason to induce and not the opposite. But whatever.

~Raylan's Mama~ 1 child; Tennessee 2116 posts
Feb 19th '13

She did say her cervix is thinning but she isn't dilating. My concern with it is that he said the lungs are developed and baby is 5 1/2 pounds when even an ultrasound can be off on weight and lungs aren't fully developed (or there is room to make them stronger)

Bri + 1.5 <3 Due October 20 (girl); 1 child; Florida 4350 posts
Feb 19th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. Momma:</b>" Hmmm that doesn't sound right to me. But maybe there is some other things that is going on with her pregnancy that she hasn't openly talked about. "</blockquote>




This is what I was thinking. But also another mama said they may go by conception date. Which would also make sense.

~Raylan's Mama~ 1 child; Tennessee 2116 posts
Feb 19th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Andi+Andy=Marley+1:</b>" In some countries they go by the conception date instead of LMP so het doctor might say she's 35 weeks when we would say 37 weeks"</blockquote>



Hmmmm interesting.



All I said to her was that the lungs are not developed and weight can be off by 2+ pounds. & unless her due date was way off it was way too early...I wanted to say more but didn't want to sound mean and start a fight lol

Mrs. Momma 1 child; North Carolina 73 posts
Feb 19th '13
Quoting ~Raylan's Mama~:" She did say her cervix is thinning but she isn't dilating. My concern with it is that he said the lungs ... [snip!] ... pounds when even an ultrasound can be off on weight and lungs aren't fully developed (or there is room to make them stronger)"

There are different types of steroids that they could be giving her to help mature the baby's lungs a little faster.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
Feb 19th '13

Although i wouldnt recommend it i had my daughter at 34 weeks. She was 5 3 and perfectly healthy no NICU stay

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19630 posts
Feb 19th '13
Quoting ~Raylan's Mama~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Andi+Andy=Marley+1:</b>" In some countries they go by the conception ... [snip!] ... unless her due date was way off it was way too early...I wanted to say more but didn't want to sound mean and start a fight lol"


My son was born at 34 weeks by emergency C-section. He was 5lbs 2oz. And his lungs were fine. He had to spend a week in the NICU because he couldn't quite figure out how to eat and breathe at the same time, so they couldn't let him come home with me. I'm not saying this counts for ALL 34 weekers, but it does happen. And there could be other circumstances that are the reason she has to deliver him early.

~Raylan's Mama~ 1 child; Tennessee 2116 posts
Feb 19th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. Momma:</b>" There are different types of steroids that they could be giving her to help mature the baby's lungs a little faster."</blockquote>




She's on magnesium to try to stop the contractions? And she says "he said he's not worried about it because I had A (her daughter) at 36 weeks. Apparently my body doesn't like to go full term"

Mrs. Momma 1 child; North Carolina 73 posts
Feb 19th '13

That is sketchy. . Doesn't really make sense to me.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19630 posts
Feb 19th '13
Quoting ~Raylan's Mama~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. Momma:</b>" There are different types of steroids that ... [snip!] ... "he said he's not worried about it because I had A (her daughter) at 36 weeks. Apparently my body doesn't like to go full term""


My body doesn't like to go full term either, but they weren't trying to bring my daughter at 32 weeks just because her brother came at 34. Their goal was to keep her in as long as possible.

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
Feb 19th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Raylan's Mama~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. Momma:</b>" There are different types of steroids that ... [snip!] ... "he said he's not worried about it because I had A (her daughter) at 36 weeks. Apparently my body doesn't like to go full term""</blockquote>




That sounds like she is having high blood pressure.