Originally posted by hutced
With DS our doctor said he had immature lungs for his GA due to lack of oxigen he received while my pressure was so high for so long, many 35 weekers or earlier, have no breathing problems.
I also think many deaths are due to placental abruptions.
Emily 3-6-02 41 1/2wks, 7lbs15oz
Evan 10-21-03 35wks, 5lbs6oz, PIH/PE (placental abruption)
I'm not sure I agree with the statement about many babies earlier than 35 weeks not having breathing problems. When my DS was born at 28 weeks, that was the one thing the drs worried about first. He was on a ventilator for three weeks. Once he came off that, then they worried about the bowels, his eyes, etc. I think a preemie who doesn't have breathing problems is the exception, depending on how early he was.
I lost my second son to placental abruption. I had no PE whatsoever, unless that's a manifestation of PE. I have a clotting disorder which contributed to the abruption, and my HELLP the first time.
Therese Mom to
Jonathan - born 10/4/95 at 28 weeks due to HELLP
Angel in Heaven - Erik 12/20/02 due to placental abruption