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?
Answer by Danyellimom at 10:42 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
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.
Answer by Cindy18 at 7:16 AM on Jun. 28, 2010
Answer by missanc at 7:19 AM on Jun. 28, 2010
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.
Answer by mama_l at 11:06 AM on Jun. 28, 2010
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