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Has anyone here had an extremely premature baby? And...

if so, how early, and how stable were they mentally?

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PANZONSMOM

Asked by PANZONSMOM at 2:53 PM on Jul. 15, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • personally I haven't.... but my stepmother had quadruplets (3 girls and a boy) they were born at 28 weeks..... they are now happy, healthy 2 1/2 yr olds!
    June_Mama09

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 2:55 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • My mom's best friend had a baby boy at 24 weeks...24 YEARS ago. He was one of the first 24 weekers to live. He is a perfectly normal adult. He had some weird quirks as a kid, but nothing you could say was caused by being born so early. He had some sensory issues, like he would sniff each bite before he ate it. He wouldn't use metal silverware or anything but plastic plates.

    But he is a fine young man now.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 3:00 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • My sister had a 24 week old. He was in the hospital for three months. He now has asthma and a few physical problems popping up due to him being so premature. Mentally he is still in the normal range for his age. It takes him a little longer to do his homework but he still knows the answers. He is very stable. Having a premature baby does have it's risks but will not hinder the child from having a great normal life. A lot of times there are no negatives associated with the child.
    mrs.coop

    Answer by mrs.coop at 3:00 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • My son wasnt extremely early but he was 2 months early, he was in icu for only two weeks. Had trouble eatting and had to be tube feed. Now he is a happy healthy 2 year old!
    DilsMommy

    Answer by DilsMommy at 3:03 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • My daughter had a son at 25 weeks. He has learning disabilities, learns well with any hands-on things but not with books. He is now 14. He is a wonderful teen....good moral values and a beautiful, loving heart. But life will always be a challenge for him.
    Technology has come a long way though since he was born, and these little miracles do much better today on a whole.
    NanaR46

    Answer by NanaR46 at 3:04 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • 33 weeker~birth accident apgar 013~walks, nonverbal, signs, has a dx of cp, crohn's, needs an outside brain to do the world (8 weeks NICU)

    26 weeker~surviving twin, 6 mos NICU, no brain bleeds, neurotypical

    34 weeker~born with germ cell tumor, multiple system failures, 8 mos NICU, Gtube, needs kidney transplant, super talker, truely a child "stolen from death" (like angelly he is so special), neurotypical
    surfcitymom

    Answer by surfcitymom at 3:05 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • my sister had a 23 weeker that lived a month and a half then passed away, never had a brain bleed but had several other problems... She is our little angel know! <3
    randilinn

    Answer by randilinn at 4:25 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

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