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Full term after a preemie nightmare!

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JessKM Sun 26-Jun-11 00:42:49

My son was induced at 36 weeks, I was only 16 and my body wasnt coping well with the pregnancy, even at 4 weeks early he weighed 7lb 9, I shudder to think how big he would have grown to. He was kept in the hospital for 10 days and monitored, and I was taught how to be a mum to him.

My first daughter was born was born 5 years later, and she was induced very early due to complications of pre-eclampsia, they had wanted to deliver her at 24 weeks! But she hung on in there for almost another month, which gave her a fighting chance. She was pretty sick when she was born, and spent a total of 192 days in 3 different SCBU's but she fought and won. The whole experience was absolutely terrifying, not being able to hold her for a long time, seeing your baby in a box when she should be inside of you, the guilt is overwhelming. The wires and constant beeping of the machines and monitors is a sound you dont forget. Her life isnt without challenges, but she continues to astound us all.

Our unplanned third child crept up on us, and we were petrified history would repeat itself, and believe me the doctors reminded us at every chance they got, however I had no complications, a smooth and joyful delivery and a chubby little 8lb baby to take home the very next day!

We were so nervous of having another child in those same conditions that (we thought) we would avoid trying for another, just in case, but it just goes to prove that miracles can happen. When Olli arrived healthy after 2 very frightening birth experiences, and traumatic deliveries, she healed alot of past pain and fears that we all had.

Now we are a thriving happy family, and glad that she sneaked up on us, it proved to us and alot of our friends that history doesnt always repeat itself and were glad we had the chance to find that out for ourselves!

So to any mums out there that are scared or worried, I know how it feels, and I bet hundreds of other mums on here do too. This forum is a perfect place to air your concerns and meet others in similar situations and Im so glad I found it!

hardlyshreddinghippo Sun 26-Jun-11 21:18:23

What a lovely postJessKM . It is lovely to hear you had such a positive experience after so much stress and worry.

I'm sure there are loads of ladies on here that will take heart from your words, even if they dont post.
Thank you for sharing.

Enjoy your three wonderful children, they all got here one way or another!!

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