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question about weird pains and babies born at 35weeks

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Mummywithlove Fri 07-Nov-14 11:19:27

(previous baby born at 28weeks) im currently 35weeks pregnant and my full of a cold and feel shitty.
for the past couple of days my baby has been more active then ever! and starting to get unconfutable when he moves, last night my belly felt really strange, its like my whole belly would tighten up when baby moves alot, and when he moved I got really sharp pain in my privates and also pelvis pains.
I got up this morning and my belly felt unconfutable and strange, if I stand up my belly really aches as if it weighs a tone, and sorry about this but I cant stops pooping :S. I don't no what it is? im just really scared to have another prem baby.

has anyone had a baby at 35 weeks if so, how long where they in hospital for and did they need an help with their breathing?. or what help did they need. xx
Many thanks Emma

Rikalaily Fri 07-Nov-14 11:37:03

My first was born at 35 weeks. He was small for dates (4lb 15oz) but had no problems with his breathing. He did have to have a heat mat in his little cot for a few days until he could regulate his own temp, a feeding tube for four days until his suckling reflex kicked in and he also had a bit of jaundice. Because his breathing was fine he was allowed to stay on the postnatal ward with me (went to NICU for heel prick tests before and after each feed to check his blood sugars) and we were allowed to go home after 6 days smile

Mummywithlove Fri 07-Nov-14 11:41:29

arww bless ya, I bet it was scary as it was your first.
he was aloud it the ward with u smile that's good, im just curious in case I went into labour, when I had my dd at 28weeks I didn't see her or feel her for 6 hour after birth, was hard,...
Rikalaily: when u gave birth did they put ur son straight on u or did they check him over....?
thanks for the quick reply xx

Bumpandbaby2014 Fri 07-Nov-14 11:56:03

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Rikalaily Fri 07-Nov-14 21:10:28

He needed resuscitating so I didn't see him for about 20 mins, the cord was quite short and was wrapped around his neck three times so needed to be cut after his head was born but before his body arrived so he was quite flat. He was fine after they got him going, was scary for a while though... All four of my births have involved one drama or another and I've not been passed any of them immediately, I'm hoping to experience that with current bump smile

Ladytinks Fri 07-Nov-14 22:07:51

My little girl was born at 35 weeks and was a good weight 5lb 13, no probs at all. Held her when she was born, fed her and then she was taken to special care for checking over. She was given anti biotics in case she had an infection (my waters had broken 3 days previous) but she didn't and we were only on hospital 2 nights x

lotsofcheese Fri 07-Nov-14 22:17:52

My DD was born at 35+6; she was in SCBU for 8 days due to low blood glucose levels, jaundice, poor feeding & being unable to regulate her body temperature. She weighed 5lb 3oz.

I was told before her birth that it would be a 50/50 chance if she would need scbu or not. I had steroids before.

OP, if you think that you are going into labour, please get medical advice - at this stage of pregnancy, steroids are needed & can make a tremendous difference.

Hoping your baby stays put for a bit longer.

DoingTheSwanThing Fri 07-Nov-14 22:22:43

My twins were 35+5 with steroids on board.
No problems at all, the smaller one (5lb) needed a formula top-up because of low blood sugars and a few hours on heated cot, but stayed with me, fed well and home at 48h... Much better than I dared hope!

tricksandsticks Sat 08-Nov-14 11:33:10

Mummywithlove it sounds like normal end of pregnancy symptoms and at 35 weeks your baby can be delivered safely if necessary (steroids would be highly recommended). The survival rate for babies without any known long-term effects on their health after 34 weeks is so high that delivery is a safe option. They may require some ventilation (hopefully steroids would help prevent this) and some special care but these are precautions in premature babies not necessarily a sign that anything is drastically wrong. Each baby is unique.

I will say with regard to the toilet issues and that you are feeling generally a bit ill that you go and see a healthcare professional. Get your temp, BP and urine checked to rule out infection. Unlikely but always best to be safe as this can send you into labour.

tricksandsticks Sat 08-Nov-14 11:37:21

Also just to add the difference between a 28 week baby and 35 week baby is huge (as I'm sure you know). Even if you did give birth it would be a very different situation and your baby would not need anything like the level of care a 28 week would require.

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