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post #21 of 40
I found this really interesting because I also knew when my baby's lungs were mature. It was also a week before I gave birth and her hiccups increased A LOT!! I would feel them every single day, as opposed to every once in a while.
post #22 of 40

In Spiritual Midwifery, Ina May suggests using alcohol to stop early labor.  I would also think bedrest would be of great benefit to you.  An ultrasound can tell you if baby's lungs are developed and give you an idea of his size.  I personally wouldn't want to do UC at less than 36 weeks but, I might choose to if in that situation.  I attended a 35 week UC and all was well, he weighed 4 lbs 3 oz and breathed right away.  I know you will take the necessary precautions and make the right decision for you and your lo.  Love and peace, sister.

And stay hydrated! So many early labors are caused by dehydration, fatigue, and stress.

post #23 of 40
Bedrest has never been shown to do anything to stop preterm labor. It definitely causes depression, muscle wasting, and DVTs.

Don't even know what to say about the alcohol suggestion. There are meds that can be prescribed that work better to put off birth for 48 hrs or so, while you do things like give steroids to help baby's lungs to mature or transport mom to a place with a level 2 or 3 NICU. Those meds don't depress the fetus like alcohol does.

Ultrasound can't tell you whether a preemies lungs are mature. It's not about size, it's whether the kid's making surfactant yet.

This thread has jumped the shark.
post #24 of 40

More than one professional midwife has suggested booze for early labor.

Using ultrasound to detect lung development, a new method since 1991: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1469-0705.1991.01050345.x/pdf


Size of the baby has more to do with suckling issue and needing extra care from what I've seen.


Seems the above could be right about the bed rest (depending on the cause of prematurity), but do take it easy, Love. <3

Edited by ShaktiDevi - 8/16/13 at 3:39am
post #25 of 40
Thread Starter 
I gave birth to my son on 8-14-13 © 10:31am unassisted at home at 35 weeks....he is 4 pounds 14 ounces and is perfect....he is breathing perfect and the pulse ox shows his oxygen and heart rate are perfect....he is holding his temperature great!!! he was sleepy for the first 12 hours so nursing was difficult as he wouldn't latch so i syringe fed him....now he's alert and active and nursing great!!!!
post #26 of 40

So thrilled for you! joy.gif

post #27 of 40

Glad for your safe delivery, hope your son continues to do well!

post #28 of 40

Awesome, congrats!!  I can't wait for pics and story if you're willing to share. :)


As far as using alcohol to calm contractions - I've heard that a lot too.  A glass of wine or so.  Not getting drunk off your a$$.  Lol.

post #29 of 40
Congrats on your baby!!! I'm glad you got your UC without any bad outcomes!
post #30 of 40
Thread Starter 

Tyrrell Omarion
8-14-13 10:31am
4 pounds 14 ounces
Picture an hour after birth

And here he is today...3 days old

Nursing like a pro

Edited by ctjamommy - 8/17/13 at 10:14am
post #31 of 40
Wow! Congrats! Mine is trying to come early I think. I am 34 weeks 2 days, and have had to really try to not go into labor. My contractions get bad sometimes. My last one was born at 36 weeks exactly and I'm scared this one wont make it that long. I am completely UP/UC, so steroid shots are not an option for me unless I go to the hospital in labor. I worry, but I will head to the hospital if I am sure it's labor before 36 weeks. I am so glad you had a great outcome! Where did you get a pulse ox machine to use at home? Just curious. Congrats again!
post #32 of 40
Thread Starter 
Thank you and we had it from our last son (has a chronic lung disease) from a medical supply store....he hasn't needed it in over a year now so we had all the extra brand new probes and everything...
post #33 of 40

Your son is beautiful!

post #34 of 40
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by ShaktiDevi View Post

Your son is beautiful!

Thank you!! He is absolutly perfect!!
post #35 of 40

Lovely pics!  I love seeing tiny newborns because it reminds me of when my twins were born.  One of them was the size of a 32 weeker.  Congrats again! <3

post #36 of 40

Just wondering if OP has an update on baby.  Hope he is getting chubby!

post #37 of 40
Thread Starter 
I haven't been on in quite awhile....my son is perfect....checked out 100% when first seeing the doctor at 5 says old....and very chunky
post #38 of 40
That is awesome news smile.gif) thank you so much for the update!!
post #39 of 40
Thread Starter 
He's my super chunky baby...lol
post #40 of 40

Look at that chubby baby boy!  My twins never chunked up like that and my third girl didn't much either (though she was born at 8 lbs!).  My baby boy however...lets just say this is the first kid I've legitimately needed baby powder for.  Fat boy needs it for his leg rolls! :)

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