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Most people are born at full term, or at least close to it, but people have survived some pretty premature births. Premature birth can have a lasting effect in the baby's life even into adulthood and has a negative effect on life expectancy.

How many weeks were you baking before you left the oven? Any cool stories related to your birth? Feel free to contribute even if you were full, or close to full, term.


I was born a little before 27 weeks due to my biological mother falling down a flight of stairs. End of the 27th week = 7 months, so I guess I was born in the 6th month. I was not supposed to survive but spend half a year in ICU and somehow made it. I've often wondered what kind of effect this has had on me even though I don't feel anything wrong and I don't have any health problems (other than my sunlight allergy) worth mentioning. Maybe I just don't know how I'm supposed to feel. My grandma said I was very light and as tiny as a kitten when I was born. It's pretty trippy when I think about how I could be here and gone and not ever know it.
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I was born slightly later than supposed, so nothing special there. However, when my mother got pregnant with me, they said it would be a girl.
I am having weird dreams sometimes, and that might be the cause...

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I was a premie, as was my younger brother. I was born two months early through a forced c-section, weighed only 2lbs1oz, needed an immediate blood transfusion, and with cerebral palsy, as a result of a grand mal seizure due to severe lack of oxygen. I spent close to a year in the NICU after I was born, and even after I was able to go home, I still needed heart and lung monitors at night, and didn't take my first steps until I was four. There's a still-open scar underneath my right breast from the tube that went into my chest.

My parents tried suing the hospital, because my mom had been complaining that something didn't feel right while she was carrying me, but all of her doctors ignored her. They failed, and to this day my parents still jokingly refer to me as their 'million dollar baby'.

As I got older, I went through severe bullying in school at all age ranges. I don't really trust people, and can't be bothered to make new connections anymore as a result. The effort isn't worth it to me. I'm also very emotionally sensitive, deaf in my left ear, blind in my right eye, clumsy, stutter when I speak at times because of the roof of my mouth being higher than normal, am probably immature, and don't handle any sort of pressure well, so I've been on disability for awhile.

I also can't drive, or ride a bike, so I don't get out much. That makes me a NEET, I suppose, but I don't really care.
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If I remember correctly I was born a week or two early.
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ya, im reminded everytime i see myself naked :cc
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yes long story short was born weeks early
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I dunno.
Never asked my mom.
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I was born 2 days before I could have been considered a premie. Not much else to say. I decided I wanted out. So I came out.

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Posted 8/8/15
Probably, because my eyes are so small
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i was born one month before expected.
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Selenae wrote:

I was a premie, as was my younger brother. I was born two months early through a forced c-section, weighed only 2lbs1oz, needed an immediate blood transfusion, and with cerebral palsy, as a result of a grand mal seizure due to severe lack of oxygen. I spent close to a year in the NICU after I was born, and even after I was able to go home, I still needed heart and lung monitors at night, and didn't take my first steps until I was four. There's a still-open scar underneath my right breast from the tube that went into my chest.

My parents tried suing the hospital, because my mom had been complaining that something didn't feel right while she was carrying me, but all of her doctors ignored her. They failed, and to this day my parents still jokingly refer to me as their 'million dollar baby'.

As I got older, I went through severe bullying in school at all age ranges. I don't really trust people, and can't be bothered to make new connections anymore as a result. The effort isn't worth it to me. I'm also very emotionally sensitive, deaf in my left ear, blind in my right eye, clumsy, stutter when I speak at times because of the roof of my mouth being higher than normal, am probably immature, and don't handle any sort of pressure well, so I've been on disability for awhile.

I also can't drive, or ride a bike, so I don't get out much. That makes me a NEET, I suppose, but I don't really care.


I'm so sorry to hear :(. I have a similar life story.

I was born idk how many weeks premie, but I had to be in NICU, with oxygen. And that caused my retinopathy, leading to like really bad vision in one of my eyes. And so yeah depth perception kinda goes out the window. So I wasn't able to participate in sports, and then got alienated.... It was stupid back then because unlike all you lucky otakus, my private school had like 40 people in one grade, and there were 0 people who liked videogames or anime. Everyone talked about sports, everyone played sports. Gym class was always a huge horror story. I had a doctors note stating I couldn't participate in gym, but haha -- that only meant I'd be sitting by the side so everyone could make fun of me for not participating. It's not my fault I couldn't see the ball, and having huge glasses really didn't help because that just increased the stereotype.

I often wondered if I had regular eyes, would I have lots of friends, be more mature socially, and blahblah self-confidence and self-esteem problems would go out the window?

By high school it didn't matter, but then again, most of those people were mean. So yeah, that sucked too.

But forced into reclusion and introversion really helped me a lot. I found the spirit world :D, got closer to God, turned my life around. I don't think I would've ever been so spiritual had I not had such a bad social life. idk.
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I wasn't that bad, born at 36 weeks, a month before due date. I did need some help since I had difficulty breathing. I was 4lbs which is a good weight for a premie. They didn't have any space in the hospital that I was born in left in their special baby unit so they took me to another hospital away from my mother. She's haemorrhaged so she needed extra time in hospital too. I was apart from her for a month so a nurse got very attached to me. They were shocked to see my mother because they didn't realise she was black and couldn't see the resemblance with me. The nurse was ready to adopt me but my mother denied her.

I have a niece born at 25 weeks gestation. Her mother didn't even get to sport a baby bump. She spent 3 months in hospital in special baby care. She was 1 llb. Her eyes were affected because they just weren't ready. When she was finally allowed to go home she had to return weekly for eye checks and she was given a lot of eye drops. When she was a toddler she had to get some thick specs just to see okay. She survived. She was so lively that they had to sedate her to keep her still because too much movement would cause the tubes, IV etc to come out. Being tiny they had trouble getting the sedation dose just right so they overdosed her which led to bleeding in the bowels.

When she began school she couldn't keep up with the other children in her class. It took years and now that she's 9, she's just coming close to catching up with her classmates.
Posted 8/20/15
I was born a month or so before due date so 35-36 weeks. I had trouble eating food so the doctors had to feed me for awhile.
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Posted 8/20/15
I was two week late.......................mom never forgave me
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I don't know wether I was born early or late or not, but I am aware that my mom was very sick for a month after I was born and eventually had to have an organ taken out (her gull-bladder, I think).
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