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post #21 of 39
C-section @ 36.5 weeks, no NICU.
post #22 of 39
41 weeks, no NICU. My first group of doctors were not going to let me go beyond 37 weeks. They insisted that twins don't healthily gestate beyond that. I am curious if we had stayed with them if I would have ended up with c/s and nicu time at 37 weeks. I did HB and just sat pregnant until they were born with no pressure to induce!
post #23 of 39
32 weeks (or 33 depending on what doc you asked) one month in the nicu and they came home on the same day. My girl had a vent for 1 day, oxygen for 5 days. My boy had oxygen for 6 days. Feeders and growers after that, albeit with some jaundice issues.
post #24 of 39

Born @ 30 weeks. 6 weeks in the NICU, no issues- "feeders and growers" from day 1.

post #25 of 39

36 weeks 6 days No NICU!

post #26 of 39

36 weeks, 1 day.  No NICU!  My little girl had some preemie sucking issues at the breast, but she caught on after a week or so.

post #27 of 39

37 weeks exactly (and 20-some minutes).  Twin B (double footling breech extraction) spent a couple of hours in the NICU warming up and being checked out (was a slow starter breathing after birth) that first day, eight or so hours after birth (while I was sleeping). We went home after four days (because Canadian doctor wanted to make sure breastfeeding was well-established before sending us home...). The recovery from the birth itself was SO much easier than my first birth (courtesy of a malpositioned babe with a head in the 97 percentile and the foreceps that were used to turn him!). All three kids are great now at 5, 5, and 8.

post #28 of 39

39w to the day.  No NICU (born at home though, so no chance.)

post #29 of 39

38w0d.  Adam didn't ever leave us and Holden spent 9.5 hours in NICU after aspirating fluid during his breech extraction. 

post #30 of 39

Also 38w0d. Mine had no NICU time; did spend some time with a lactation consult for baby B but she caught up just fine.

post #31 of 39

39 weeks.  No NICU time, roomed with me and home the next day.

post #32 of 39

36 weeks born at home so no NICU

post #33 of 39
My boys were born at 36 + 4. No NICU time needed. Baby A was 5 lbs. 5 oz. baby B was 5 lbs. 11 oz.
post #34 of 39

My guys were born at 37w, 5 days, and had ZERO time in NICU.

 

Thomas was jaundiced, but I attribute that to him being bruised during the breech extraction. No bili lights.

post #35 of 39

My twins aren't born yet, but I just had a fantastic conversation with a twin OB who has been practicing for years and years (probably 30 or so) and has done research on twin births and all that.  He told me that 1 in 10 babies born at 34 weeks will go home with their mothers.  At 36 weeks, 9 in 10 will go home then.  I just thought that might be good info for any other pregnant mamas who are reading this thread closely trying to figure what the earliest "safe" date is.

post #36 of 39

37 weeks 2 days.  They stayed in the room with me from birth and we went home the next day.

post #37 of 39

38 weeks and 5 days...no NICU thank God though they were small 4-14 and 5-10.

post #38 of 39

40 weeks, no nicu.

post #39 of 39

This has been encouraging to read.  It definitely strengthens my resolve to do what I can to keep them in until 38 weeks!

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