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33 weeker one day in scbu? !

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plentyofsoap Mon 14-Oct-13 00:25:28

I know it is very positive, but I am concerned its too early? Baby born at 33 weeks, just over 5ib no breathing issues and feeding well from a bottle and temp fine. On the ward now anyone else had this at all?

Namechangerelate Mon 14-Oct-13 00:28:40

My nephew was 34 weeks and a similar weight - he spent no time in SCBU but was in a 'Billy Bed' for a couple of days on the ward.

MiaowTheCat Mon 14-Oct-13 07:31:04

We did 3 days at late 33 weeks, then onto the hellhole post natal ward.

plentyofsoap Mon 14-Oct-13 08:15:03

Thank you. Miaow how long were you on the ward for? We have been given a side room (eventually)

MiaowTheCat Mon 14-Oct-13 15:54:49

Fortnight in all- no room in transitional care so I was on the main bay - we had fights, we had fathers kicked out by social services and the stupid woman who rang everyone in her phone at 3am to tell of her premature baby ordeal (baby was 1 day early). That one brought the urge to go stabbity stab stab out!

Madlizzy Mon 14-Oct-13 15:58:38

My triplets were born at 33+2 weeks and spent 3 weeks in total in special care. However, they were dinky so maintaining their own body temperature was a little problematic so needed to be in an incubator for a bit. Your little was a really good weight, and I presume you had steroids to help mature the lungs? If baby is doing well, no need for a bed in SCBU.

valiumredhead Mon 14-Oct-13 17:11:14

Ds was born at 32 weeks and 3 lb 9oz, was in scbu for 3 weeks then home. He's 12 now and is currently giving me lip about not being allowed up the park as it's pouringhmm

valiumredhead Mon 14-Oct-13 17:18:09

5 lbs is a great weight. As soon as ds was 4 lbs we were just discharged.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Mon 14-Oct-13 17:28:00

Congratulations Plenty! It's a bit if a shock isn't it? But as a PP said 5lb is a really good weight, and 33 weeks is pretty good too. My DD arrived a day shy of 33 weeks, she was in special care for 6 weeks in the end. I won't lie to you, it was hard, especially when I was discharged and she was still in hospital, but she got there in the end and has had absolutely no long term effects: she's a tall willowy 9 yo now, one of the taller ones in her class. For us the time spent in the ward was due to the time it took to establish breast feeding - she was a wee sleepy head - but for you it may be very different and you could be home much sooner. Fingers crossed for you.

cupcakeicing Mon 14-Oct-13 17:30:59

Agree with Valium, 5lb great weight. DS was just over 4lbs at 33+6. One week in SCBU, breathed with CPAP after 2 days. One week in transitional care where he and I were spoiled by the most fantastic nurses. In fact he had to stay one more night than necessary so we could pick up our ordered baby stuff from the 'pram shop'. He was 4.5 lbs when we came home.
He's almost 10 now and cooped up today as it's bucketing down here.

cupcakeicing Mon 14-Oct-13 17:32:21

Sorry, congratulations plenty.

plentyofsoap Mon 14-Oct-13 17:58:40

Thank you for your replies. She had steriods so that has made a huge difference. I'm surprised at the sucking reflex though as I thought that came later. I saw the doc today for the baby check and she said that as long as temp is fine and feeding is established there is no need for special care.
Very glad of the side room only witnessed one near fight so far between a dad and a midwife, the dad didn't want to use the toliets downstairs.

Madlizzy Mon 14-Oct-13 18:07:29

Sucking reflex is normally between 34-36 weeks, but can kick in beforehand. Congratulations too :D Some of her milestones may happen a little later, such as smiling will happen closer to 12 weeks rather than 5-6, but by the time she's around 16 months, you won't see much difference. smile

valiumredhead Tue 15-Oct-13 11:39:55

My ds was 7 lbs by what would've been his due date so he was never tiny apart from his first 8 weekssmile

neversleepagain Wed 16-Oct-13 18:16:59

My twins were born at 34 weeks and spent a week in SCBU and a week in transitional care. They were 5lb4 & 5lb7. Needed help keeping warm and feeding.

Congratulations smile

lotsofcheese Mon 21-Oct-13 18:52:25

Firstly, congratulations !

My 35+6 DD 5lb 3oz spent 8 days in SCBU - due to difficulty regulating blood glucose & temperature, jaundice & feeding difficulties. The jaundice developed after a few days, everything else happened within hours after delivery. I had steroids. She came home on a hot cot to help with her temperature & is thriving.

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