Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Stopped Growing in Utero

  1. #1

    Default Stopped Growing in Utero

    Hi Girls

    At 30wks gestation Kameron stopped growing in Utero. I had an appointment early on the firday afternoon and then a huge storm came over and Andrew my DH said to me "no way in your life are you driving in these conditions", so I had to ring up and re-book later that day. My appointment was for 6pm and that is when I was told that my baby was small for how many weeks along I was, and I needed and U/sound.

    I was mad, cause i would have had one right then and there if I had gone to my appointment later in the day but now had to wait till the monday morning. I spent most of the weekend crying on and off the only thing reassuring me was the baby kicking.

    Had the u/sound monday morning and results came back and I was told to prepare for a small baby. 6lb or less. The heartbeat etc was all good but I had to go back and have u/sounds every 2 weeks, so they could monitor the baby. At 37 weeks there was no great change in size and I was admitted for 4 hours (which turned into 7) for high blood pressure. It was during that time I was told come back in 24 hours cause we are going to induce you as the baby will do better on the outside.

    So at 37wks and 6 days I gave birth to exactly 6lb Kameron. He had to spend a couple of days in neo-natal as he had low blood sugar levels and if he came down for visiting hours no one was allowed to pick him up. He then also got jaundice so was under lights and his tests from that showed the levels dropping so he was allowed home on conditions he slept by a bright sunlight window during the days.

    After a small rough patch at the start he is now fit and healthy.

    Love


  2. #2
    Sarah78 Guest

    Default

    Hi,

    I had my daughter Georgia at 34 weeks gestation. My waters broke at 29weeks and I had to sit in hospital until I was 34 weeks, then Georgia had to spend 3 weeks in a Special Care Nursery and she wouldn't demand feed and wouldn't suck for very long!!

    She was 4lb 11oz and was 44 cm's long. Prem babies are so brave and strong!!

    If you want to see some pics of her, her website is www.babiesonline.com/babies/f/fisherette

    Seeya!!

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Western Australia
    Posts
    1,109

    Default

    I was a preemie - born at 28 weeks weighing 2lb.

    You would never know it now!!!!!

    I was so worried it would put me at risk of having preemies myself, but thankfully, it doesn't.

    Cairenn was induced at 37 weeks and is fine.

    Best of luck to anyone with an early baby.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Back in Brisvegas :)
    Posts
    2,048

    Default

    I was born at 34 weeks at just under 5 pounds. I turned out fine too! *LOL* My friend recently had twin girls (Grace & Emily) at about 30 weeks and after a few extra weeks in hospital the girls are at home and thriving!

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Wales, UK
    Posts
    606

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah78
    Hi,

    I had my daughter Georgia at 34 weeks gestation. My waters broke at 29weeks and I had to sit in hospital until I was 34 weeks, then Georgia had to spend 3 weeks in a Special Care Nursery and she wouldn't demand feed and wouldn't suck for very long!!

    She was 4lb 11oz and was 44 cm's long. Prem babies are so brave and strong!!

    If you want to see some pics of her, her website is www.babiesonline.com/babies/f/fisherette

    Seeya!!
    Hi Sarah! Would love to check out your website but it says you needa password?

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    1,244

    Default

    This is an older thread but thought I would tell you all about my brother.

    He was born 30 years ago so the technology wasn't like it is today.

    Mum had something called placental insufficiency. He didn't grow properly in utero (Mum's story sounded a bit like yours Kathryn) and was born prematurely four weeks early. His weight at birth was 4 lbs, 4 ozs.

    He and Mum were in hospital for four weeks then spent a further couple of weeks at a special care hospital for babies. My sister and I were only eight and six at the time and all we knew was that YAY we had a little brother but boy, we missed our Mum! It felt like she was gone for ages. We couldn't wait for them to get home.

    I still remember the excitement of that day when David came home for the first time. He struggled a bit for the first year because he was still so tiny but I am pleased to say that you would never know today about the conditions of his birth. He is completely healthy.

    I only realised later how serious things were. Mum and Dad never posted a birth notice for him because they thought he wouldn't survive. Mum said she thought Dad blamed her for it because he couldn't speak when he came up to the hospital (he just didn't know what to say). Matters were not helped by one of the doctors at the hospital who told my mother that she was too old to have babies (she was 32 mind you). My sister and I were not allowed to see or touch David until he came home. I can't imagine that happening today. Just shows how much things have changed - for the better I think!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •