Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

Ever had a TERM baby in the NICU?

My daughter was born at 39 weeks, which is considered term, and has been in the NICU for the last almost 6 weeks. One of the things I've had be most annoying to me is everyone, even people who should KNOW that my daughter isn't a preemie.

She has a heart condition that needs surgery (a VSD, if you know what it is), poor muscle tone, and a few other things to work on. We'll be here for at least two more weeks until she can have surgery, then recovery.

What was your full-term baby in the NICU for, and how long did she/he stay?

 
tyheamma

Asked by tyheamma at 3:34 AM on Jun. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

Level 19 (7,438 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (6)
  • My daughter was premature, however when we were at Children's Hospital, there were many full-term babies in the NICU for multiple health issues. Having a baby with an extended NICU stay is difficult, and I hope your daughter is well enough to come home soon.
    Danyellimom

    Answer by Danyellimom at 10:42 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • I haven't had a child in the nicu that was full ....however when i was born, I was in the NICU... i think for a few weeks. Why? Because I pooped before coming out and inhaled it and it got into my lungs. :/... I was a huge baby... 9 lbs 3 oz... my mom said she felt silly when looking in at the nursery to see all these preemies and then me... being a chunker. :)
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 3:36 AM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • My oldest was in NICU but only for 24 hours. She was 41 weeks and weighed 9 pounds 13 oz. She looked like a giant's baby compared to all the babies in there. She had a bowel movement before she was born so she had to have antibiotics right away.

    Cindy18

    Answer by Cindy18 at 7:16 AM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • My oldest was in the NICU for 3 days - he was born at 40 weeks 3 days and was 8 lbs 9 oz. Same as pp - he looked like a giant compared to the other babies in there! He wasn't breathing when he was born, they had a hard time getting him to breathe and they had to break his collar bone to get him out because he got stuck in the birth canal.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 7:19 AM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • My oldest was 42 weeks and inhaled meconium at birth, had issues where her body was producing to many red blood cells and had to have a saline transfusion, scariest 4 days of my life! My 3rd baby was 39 weeks and had a hard time regulating her blood sugar so was in the NICU for 2 days.
    BusyBeesmom

    Answer by BusyBeesmom at 9:59 AM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • My guy was born at 40 wks and ended up in the NICU for around 24 hours. He scored a 4 on his APGAR and had a very traumatic birth.

    mama_l

    Answer by mama_l at 11:06 AM on Jun. 28, 2010