Anybody have a baby 23 weeks or earlier???

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Re: Anybody have a baby 23 weeks or earlier???

Postby emmasdaddy » Tue Dec 14, 2010 09:58 am

Jean, we started by going to a high-risk doctor in Pittsburgh. Chrissy was put on a daily aspirin along with her prenatals. We have more frequent appontments and more sonograms checking for growth, etc.

I believe going to a high risk doctor and the baby aspirin made a big difference.

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Re: Anybody have a baby 23 weeks or earlier???

Postby angieb » Sun Dec 12, 2010 06:51 pm

I'm on loveox, LDA, and calcium. I was kind of conflicted about the lovenox but I'm really glad I'm on it, I haven't had any issues with it.
Me (29) DH (30)
#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
My blog: http://www.butterflies-and-rainbows.blogspot.com/

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Re: Anybody have a baby 23 weeks or earlier???

Postby atvlady » Sun Dec 12, 2010 05:43 pm

Thanks everyone. I guess since ours was so early we are in a group of our own.

What did you do different the second time around for each of you?

For me it is going to be LDA, Mag Ox, Vitamin D and Calcium.
Delissa (38) Darrell (45)

1-Rissa-Janelle "Darren" King 20+1 June 6, 2009 10:33 p.m. to June 6, 2009 11:53 p.m. 6.8 ounces. Severe PIH, Severe Preeclampsia and Severe HELLP. No diagnosed underlying condition.

2-TTC as of August 30, 2010
8-15-2011 Now infertility is a issue. We will be doing IUI.

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Re: Anybody have a baby 23 weeks or earlier???

Postby lola1971 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 05:36 pm

I had and lost my baby girl at 23 weeks. I got pg again about 6 months later and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl at 28 weeks and 5 days. Definitely not ideal pg again but she is now 16 months and is doing wonderful and very healthy.

The second time around, my peri was my OB and I was on procardia and LDA. They watched me like a hawk with either weekly or every other week appointments. If it weren't for my peri, I don't think I would have had a fortunate outcome again.
Mom to a sleeping angel born and said goodbye in July 2008 at 23 weeks due to severe PE and Class 1 HELLP. Mom to a tiny but mighty girl born in July 2009 at 28 weeks & 5 days due to severe PE and Class 2 HELLP. She is happy and healthy!

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Re: Anybody have a baby 23 weeks or earlier???

Postby jean » Sun Dec 12, 2010 03:52 pm

Emmasdaddy...did you guys do anything different the 2nd time around? (Take anything like aspirin or folic acid?)
Our first son was born and passed in Feb of 2010. Born at 29 weeks due to HELLP and passed due to NEC. We miss him every day. :~(

Our second son was born at 39 weeks gestation in Nov of 2011. No HELLP or pre-e! Took LDA starting at week 12 and went off of it at week 38!

http://findingtherainbowconnection.blogspot.com/

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Re: Anybody have a baby 23 weeks or earlier???

Postby emmasdaddy » Sun Dec 12, 2010 03:20 pm

I know it is not 23 weeks but I want to offer you some encouragement. My wife had our daughter at 28 weeks 5 days. We had Emma for 5 months before she passed away in Jan 2008.

This summer my wife made 39 weeks. Our son, Wyatt, is almost 5 months old and doing well.

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Re: Anybody have a baby 23 weeks or earlier???

Postby christina89 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 01:58 pm

Hello, Im glad you posted this. I too have been wondering the same thing. I made it to 23 plus 2 days in June and my Fiance and I are really hoping to have another child very soon. we are scared of it happening very early again. Our many Drs. are all comfortable with me getting to 32 plues weeks this time around. I will be on extra folic acid, prenatal pills. and LDA as well as Vit. D.

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Re: Anybody have a baby 23 weeks or earlier???

Postby atvlady » Thu Dec 09, 2010 09:17 am

That is assuring. If there is any way you could ask her what was done differentley, if anything, please let me know! Thanks. This is scary and unknwon.
Delissa (38) Darrell (45)

1-Rissa-Janelle "Darren" King 20+1 June 6, 2009 10:33 p.m. to June 6, 2009 11:53 p.m. 6.8 ounces. Severe PIH, Severe Preeclampsia and Severe HELLP. No diagnosed underlying condition.

2-TTC as of August 30, 2010
8-15-2011 Now infertility is a issue. We will be doing IUI.

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Re: Anybody have a baby 23 weeks or earlier???

Postby angieb » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:24 pm

I'm not far enough along to answer for myself, but I wanted to share that tonight there was a girl at our infant loss support group who lost her first child at 19 weeks from pre-e and HELLP. Her next pregnancy she made it to 34 weeks!

I'm not sure what they did differently the next pregnancy, most likely blood thinners, I wish I had gotten the chance to talk to her after but she left right when it ended.
Me (29) DH (30)
#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
My blog: http://www.butterflies-and-rainbows.blogspot.com/

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Anybody have a baby 23 weeks or earlier???

Postby atvlady » Wed Dec 08, 2010 09:29 pm

Anybody deliver 23 weeks or earlier and have a subsequent pregnancy? How far along did you get?
Delissa (38) Darrell (45)

1-Rissa-Janelle "Darren" King 20+1 June 6, 2009 10:33 p.m. to June 6, 2009 11:53 p.m. 6.8 ounces. Severe PIH, Severe Preeclampsia and Severe HELLP. No diagnosed underlying condition.

2-TTC as of August 30, 2010
8-15-2011 Now infertility is a issue. We will be doing IUI.


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