question about 36 weekers

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Re: question about 36 weekers

Postby frogibe » Wed Sep 28, 2011 07:15 am

I did not have a 36 weeker, but a 35+1 week baby. She did great without steroids! No issues! She was in the NICU due to a fetal arrythmia that we detected before birth ( would have been even if a full term baby). She stayed a day longer than me and came home happy and healthy! In the NICU she only had a feeding tube for 2 days just to make sure she was getting nutrition (although she was bottle feeding and breast feeding just fine)! I think they did it to be precautionary.
Jennifer(30) Chronic Hypertensive
mommy to Kelsie born 1-10-10 from severe pre-e and HELLP at 28wks.
grew her wings on 2-14-10 due to NEC.
and to Josephine born 8-4-11 at 35wks. due to low amniotic fluid, but PE and HELLP FREE!!!! I kicked PRE-E in the behind!!!!!
Surprise! We added a third baby girl, Amelia born on 4-26-2013 at 36.4 wks. via scheduled c-section. PRE-free!

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Re: question about 36 weekers

Postby libby123 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 08:15 pm

I'm so sorry for not responding sooner, we have been crazy busy and I haven't been on the site in a while.

To answer your questions: Yes, I got the steroid shots at 32 weeks. They thought I was gonna deliver sooner than I did. And NO, our daughter needed no medical assistance or NICU whatsoever at exactly 36 weeks by c-section. She was 5 pounds, 11 ounces and had APGARS of I believe 8 and 9. They had the NICU at my delivery because she was preemie and it was a c-section and I had pre-e, but they checked her over and she was fine.

The only problems we had were that she didn't want to latch onto the breast, so we had to pump and use bottles and also supplement with formula. They thought she might need the lights for bilirubin, but in the end she was fine and didn't need them but they kept checking her bilirubin levels.

She still does things more around her due date and not her actual date. She is 7 months old and just starting to sit up and is really close to crawling now.

So it wasn't the same as having a 42 weeker, but no major or remarkable problems at all!
Mommy to Sailor Ann, born on February 17th 2011 at 36 weeks by c-section due to PIH that slowly turned into preeclampsia.

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Re: question about 36 weekers

Postby z1ggy23 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 07:08 pm

AHH! It's so scary--babies are soo unpredictable! I only had "goals" to meet until 34 weeks because I quite honestly never thought I'd make it. Today is 35 weeks, 1 day...I just hope I can go full term!
less than 2 weeks until term! hang in there.
Brandilyn, loving wife and mom to three PIH/CHT/PE babies
M (8/07) 38w1d
L (9/09) 37w3d
E (9/11) 37w

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Re: question about 36 weekers

Postby steffthomas » Sat Sep 24, 2011 05:58 pm

AHH! It's so scary--babies are soo unpredictable! I only had "goals" to meet until 34 weeks because I quite honestly never thought I'd make it. Today is 35 weeks, 1 day...I just hope I can go full term!

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Re: question about 36 weekers

Postby babycangel » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:03 am

We are an exception. My son was in the NICU for 4 weeks. He was born at 36w 4d 7lbs 4 oz, but he developed severe respiratory distress, a pneumothorax, emphysema and ended up with a urinary tract infection. It was quite stressful. But he is the ONLY 36 weeker I know who went through that much. He has autism, epilepsy and asthma, so he is still quite a little fighter. I think that they didn't monitor my labor carefully enough, and my BP had been up for weeks, so his lung maturity was likely compromised.

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Re: question about 36 weekers

Postby hypergirl_trlee » Thu Sep 22, 2011 09:44 pm

I had my second munchkin at 36 weeks and never had any steriod shots.. She was in the NICU for a day and a half just because they thought she was grunting a little.. Turns out she is just a grunty growly little girl even at 2.. lol.

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Re: question about 36 weekers

Postby trish » Mon Sep 19, 2011 08:07 pm

When things started going south around 33 weeks (and my OB was just hoping to get us to 36 weeks) she said at that point there was no reason to do steroids. We did 2 days on the lights in the hospital and then 2 days in a bili bed at home.
Trish: mama to my 3 PE Princesses:
Elizabeth 11/6/03 induced at 37 weeks for PE
Katie 4/13/05 induced at 38 weeks for PE
Allison 12/27/07 induced at 36 weeks for PE then PP PE & BP issues for over a year

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Re: question about 36 weekers

Postby steffthomas » Sun Sep 18, 2011 05:10 pm

Ahh I had no idea about the steroids thing! My daughter was born at 32+1, so I was able to get them with her. I am at 34+2, and never even talked to my dr. about them, which since I have no reason so deliver early, I don't think I would have been a candidate anyhow. I just worry about their little lungs!

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Re: question about 36 weekers

Postby heather j » Fri Sep 16, 2011 09:10 pm

My first was born 8 minutes into his 36th week and it was an emergency delivery with no prior steroids. He did great with no breathing, feeding, or temperature regulating difficulties. He was a tiny fellow, but much happier to be out than in at that point.
Heather (PAI-1 4G/4G) mama to:
Nicolas Edison (6/2004) 36 weeks, PE, HELLP, and placental abruption
Ella Amelia (3/2007) 37 weeks, lovenox, PE-free
Oliver Lyon (1/2011) 37 weeks, lovenox, PE-free
Milo Mason (2/2014) 39 weeks PE-free

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Re: question about 36 weekers

Postby angieb » Thu Sep 15, 2011 03:20 pm

They don't do steroids after 32 wks, most places. We knew I was having a 36 weeker all along if everything went well, so I insisted on getting them, he was fine, no nicu or breathing issues- roomed in the whole time.He did have jaundice, but so did my best friend's 42 weeker (she actually had it so bad they went home with lights, Lucas only had 2 days of lights.)
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)
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