(Closed) Anyone else have a preemie and afraid to ttc again?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club

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MRS-K :  my bff’s sister has a bicornuate uterus as well! Her first was a premie born at 32 weeks. He’s a thriving 4 year old…. she’s gone on to have two more babies after him in relatively quick succession (4, 3, and 1 are their ages). She had scheduled c-sections at 37 weeks with the second two. She just required a bit more monitoring but other than that she had totally normal pregnancies! 

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club

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MRS-K :  her doctor told her because she had already had one baby her uterus would be more accommodating the second time as it had already previously been stretched out. If she wasn’t scheduled for c-sections she probably would have gone late with her last two! 

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club

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MRS-K :  her first was born vaginally. Her water broke when she was in the Starbucks drive-thru and she had thought she had accidentally wet herself! Poor girl! She had some bad back pain though so went to the hospital where they explained she was actually in labour and dilated almost 6cm at that point. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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MRS-K :  Try to stay positive! My Mother-In-Law had her first child, my SIL 6 weeks early due to blood pressure problems. Her other two pregnancies were carried to term, both my Fiance and Brother-In-Law were right on time!

I know doctors know more now than ever before. When we TTC I am at high risk-many women in my family have died or nearly died during birth so I will be watched very closely.

Post # 24
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i have an almost 11 month old, he was born 36w6d, he was also an IVF baby.  we’ve been ttca since DS was 6 months.  we are starting the FET process for #2.

 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club

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MRS-K :  No problem! Ask away! She had zero complications during her pregnancy besides him coming premature. She actually had a perfect pregnancy! No symptoms really. Gained only 20 pounds. Had the cutest little bump. No bleeding issues. Her water just broke at 32 weeks because her uterus had no more room for him to grow. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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MRS-K :  Yep, me. A little different situation for us though, our daughter was born full term but with a congenital heart defect (CHD) which required open heart surgery at 5 months old to correct. 1 in 100 babies are born with a CHD, so chances are already high and increase when you already have one child with a CHD. Chances are our daughter’s was just a fluke and if we have another baby he/she wouldn’t have any issues.. but that fear of going through everything again is definitely holding us back from making that decision to have another.

I don’t have much advice, just know you’re definitely not the only one who feels that way! Best of luck in whichever you decide 🙂

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My best friend has a premie (he had to be in NICU for 3 months) and when she got pregnant again she was absolutely terrified, and let her Dr know her fears. She went to a high risk dr, and I believe had to have shots weekly from a nurse that went to her house. I remember she posted at the same week mark that she had her premie and how grateful that she made it that far, so the fear lasted but she had a healthy pregnancy and ended up delivery a week after her due date to a healthy baby girl 

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