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#1 of 39 Old 11-06-2010, 10:02 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Jut out of curiosity... What gestation did you have your babies and did they have NICU time? If they did how long were they in the NICU?

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36 weeks 6 days

Both of them spent 24 hours in NICU. The NICU time for DS was related to his breathing-- he had trouble for the first few hours after birth, and needed supplemental oxygen and careful watching. DD2 was in there (not right after birth-- she was moved there on the third day) because her jaundice was so severe, and because she'd lost 20% of her body weight, which was alarming to even me. I'm not sure what benefit there was to her being put in there-- they wanted her under lights, and that could have been done in my room just as well. I still can't figure that one out.

They both came home when I went home, though.
(Although I had to fight hard to bring DD2 home, because her weight was under 5 lbs, and they had a policy about not sending babies home until 5 pounds. She was literally ONE OUNCE under five pounds! By the next morning, she'd gained six ounces.)

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38+4 and no NICU time. Only issue was one had trouble maintaining body temp. but that is common to any baby.
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38 weeks even. No NICU time.

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40 weeks 6 days. No NICU.

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37 weeks 5 days. No NICU, but the smaller twin had preemie sucking issues.

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29 weeks, 63 days in NICU for baby A, 65 for baby B. Baby B came home on supplemental oxygen 24x7 for another 2-3 months.

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32 weeks, 30 days in the NICU. they came home on the same day. baby B was on oxygen for 1 day and baby A (smaller guy) was not at all. they just needed to get the sucking reflex down.
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31.6 weeks

NICU 4 & 5 weeks. Both vented in NICU--a few side issues, but basically feeders and growers.

Came home on apnea monitors, some meds, and home-bound (flu season) for 7 months.
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40+3. No NICU time.

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Born at 30 w 5 d. Spent 6 weeks in the NICU. Baby B 42 days and Baby A 45 days. (So jealous of you full term mamas!)

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Born at 24 weeks, 4 months in NICU, then a year on oxygen tanks and apnea monitors. But that was 15 years ago! I am happy to report they're both healthy, long-distance runners today! They wear glasses and are on the mild-moderate end of the Autism spectrum, but it's impossible to know to what extent those things come from early oxygen exposure and possible brain damage, and to what extent they might just come from the boys' Dad.

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36w 0d, zero NICU time - never even went to the nursery
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39 weeks, they only stayed in the hospital because I was recovering from HELLP and a C-section.

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37 weeks 5 days. No NICU or nursery time. They were discharged with me the next day.

My twin B also had some minor sucking issues, but they resolved within a few weeks.

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39.6 weeks.... no NICU...we did have bili issues but they quickly resolved
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34w2d. 7 days in the NICU, 3 days on a pediatric ward. Mostly just growing and sucking issues.

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37 weeks, and 4 days in the NICU for my smaller babe, for retractile breathing.

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35.5 weeks

one night in NICU, then 2 days rooming in with me before leaving, we were there to monitor jaundice but pushed them into releasing us and got bili lights and bili blankets brought to our house.

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35.5 weeks after being on bedrest since 26 weeks. Baby B had to spend 23 hours in the NICU as she was just 21 grams under the hospitals weight cutoff (the NICU Dr. was great and said we should've slipped a penny into her diaper as she was perfectly healthy). They both roomed in with me until we were discharged. We were in the hospital for five days as Baby A developed jaundice.
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C-section @ 36.5 weeks, no NICU.

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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!
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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.

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


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36 weeks 6 days No NICU!

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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.

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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.

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


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


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


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