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#31 of 41 Old 10-06-2007, 01:06 AM
 
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From 28 weeks on, a baby's chance of survival with treatment is really good. So I would have probably gone in at that point. Probably. That was the most stressful part of my pregnancy, because of knowing that if labor did come for some reason, I would need to go in to the hospital. Again, it all would depend primarily on what my gut was telling me, but up til about that point, I would still UC and say goodbye at home. The idea of having a micropremie breaks my heart in so many ways. I'm not sure I would do that. Fortunately I have late babies, not early, so I never had to deal with it (late based on the ridiculous method for determining due dates anyway; for me, right on time).

I'm sorry, but I don't understand this. A baby born at 28 could possibly survive with help. In my personal opinion, having to go to the hospital is better than my baby passing away. (and I am a homebirther)

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Natural Mommy--

Are you misunderstanding Sublime birth girl? I think she is saying that as of 28wks, she WOULD get medical birth care--because that's when it would most likely be helpful. I think she is saying that BEFORE 28wks, she would birth at home and let her baby go peacefully, rather than subject it to medical care with all that that entails and such a small chance of survival.
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Natural Mommy--

Are you misunderstanding Sublime birth girl? I think she is saying that as of 28wks, she WOULD get medical birth care--because that's when it would most likely be helpful. I think she is saying that BEFORE 28wks, she would birth at home and let her baby go peacefully, rather than subject it to medical care with all that that entails and such a small chance of survival.
BUT...there is a decent chance of survival before that as well. The youngest gestational age baby to survive was only 22 weeks and something gestation (I think it was 22 and 6...). I would say I feel the same as SublimeBirthGirl, but I would make my range more like 22-35, or so, depending on my feelings and the situation.

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Kaylee was my little girl . Her death was not related to her birth . I am grateful for her 23 days with me. It is also important to me that others respect my privacy while I grieve . I do not mind others reading her story just please don't use her whole name as it pulls up with her funeral arrangements online causing my family pain. Thanks
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T I really expect that this baby would be bigger, but I can't imagine how much bigger. I guess I would see how I felt at 35 weeks and then perhaps transfer if the baby was having problems. I think it's a good question but I think everyone is so different, so you have to take your own feelings as the most important part of the decision.
It is important to remember that size alone is not the only reliable indicator of maturity. I had a 4 pound, 33 week baby that ws breathing on her own at birth (I did have steroid shots before her birth though) and my closest friend had a 6 pound, 34 week baby that was not breathing and was intubated at birth and remained on ventilation for a couple of weeks.
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Kaylee was my little girl . Her death was not related to her birth . I am grateful for her 23 days with me. It is also important to me that others respect my privacy while I grieve . I do not mind others reading her story just please don't use her whole name as it pulls up with her funeral arrangements online causing my family pain. Thanks
I'm so terribly sorry for your loss mama. Thank you for letting us all know.
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My babies came at 42 wks, 39 wks (induced), 40-ish wks (lost track ) and 41+wks, so I'm grateful that an early babe hasn't been a big issue for me. I'd say given all the myriad of factors, I can't pinpoint at what week would be at my comfort level, but I think I'd be comfortable with 34 wks at the earliest on my own. I'd actually probably UC at home regardless of gestation, unless my gut told me otherwise, and then take it from there.


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DD1 was induced at 42 and dd2 was born at 37...so never had any reallly early babes...but I feel comfortable right now at 36, even though it is not officially legal here until 38. If baby came earlier I am not sure how much earlier I would comfortably uc....I might be tempted to do as a pp said, uc and then transfer post birth.

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Just based on my previous pregnancies/births: before 34 weeks I would probably go in to the hospital... but that's not a given. Between 34 and 36-37 weeks I would absolutely play it by ear and go with whatever my gut was telling me. Obviously after that I wouldn't feel any worry about dates.

Honestly, if my gut at 33 weeks was saying all was fine, or at 40 weeks was saying it wasn't... I'd go with that over any number.

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Here are stats on preemie survival rates:

21 weeks or less: 0% survival rate


22 weeks: 0-10% survival rate


23 weeks: 10-35% survival rate


24 weeks: 40-70% survival rate


25 weeks: 50-80% survival rate


26 weeks: 80-90% survival rate


27 weeks: greater than 90% survival rate

My friend had twins at 26 weeks, both of whom are happy preschoolers now who are on-target developmentally. Her son has had some issues with his eyes and wears glasses, and had a fontanelle close early, but otherwise they are both doing very well. they had NICU stays of about 12 weeks, and she pumped bm for both of them for months.

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Kaylee was my little girl . Her death was not related to her birth . I am grateful for her 23 days with me. It is also important to me that others respect my privacy while I grieve . I do not mind others reading her story just please don't use her whole name as it pulls up with her funeral arrangements online causing my family pain. Thanks

I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for you and your daughter.

Take care

Huge Hugs!

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