I just learned that I have the beginning signs of pre-e. They are shooting to induce at 37 weeks (May 9th), but it will be sooner if things get worse. Of course, I hope my baby doesn't spend any time in the NICU, but it's very possible. I'm at 34 weeks now. I'm worried that (among other things), she will have a difficult time breast feeding due to prematurity or simply being in an unnatural environment like the NICU. I had planned on doing skin-to-skin, delayed clamping, and immediate breast feeding. Now I'm worried that all my plans are going to go out the window if she comes early.
Does anyone have any experience with this situation? How do hospitals handle breast fed babies in the NICU? Will they insist on giving her formula? Will they feed her through a tube if she comes at 34-36 weeks? Will they have me pump - and if so, do they provide a pump? I have a manual (didn't think I would use it much), but now I am thinking I should buy an electric and pack it in my bag.