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Preterm labor/Early babies Max Power♥ 2 kids; Victorville, California 3328 posts
Jul 16th '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
Jul 16th '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 2051 posts
Jul 16th '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 24257 posts
Jul 16th '13

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

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

deleteddddddddddddddddddd njknjk, wv, United States 10703 posts
Jul 16th '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

deleteddddddddddddddddddd njknjk, wv, United States 10703 posts
Jul 16th '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
Jul 16th '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
Jul 16th '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 2051 posts
Jul 16th '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
Jul 16th '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⛄️ TTC since Oct 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 32317 posts
Jul 16th '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 2051 posts
Jul 16th '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
Jul 16th '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⛄️ TTC since Oct 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 32317 posts
Jul 16th '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