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I Was a Premature Baby

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 145 People

    A Brief Summary Of My Birth

    My 17-year-old mother was 28 weeks pregnant when she married my father. One month later they were parents to a baby girl. I was born at 33 weeks, 4 lbs 5 oz. by c-section. My mother went into labor and they gave her a cocktail of drugs to prevent labor. Once they realized I was...
    cephaloscotti cephaloscotti 26-30, F Jul 16, 2013

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    I was born a premature baby

    and it’s crazy that I forget it, although I am experiencing something so life changing right now. I am 23 years of age soon to be 24 and life is life to me. What you get and what you get. You have to accept the way you are and who you are. I am 5 ft. 5 and as much...
    orville1990 orville1990 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    1 Pound 11 Ounces

    I was a preemie baby and I was born 3 months earlier than my mother's due date. I was born at the weight of 1 pound and 11 ounces. After my mother had me I stayed at the hospital for 3 months, in the NICU being pricked and poked at everyday. Now I am alive ... obviously, and I...
    ElizSantos ElizSantos 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 18, 2013

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    I Was Born Premature

    I was born 1lbs & 12oz. The doctors told my mom I wasn't going to make it. I stayed in the NICU for 5 months. I'm still have a difficult time accepting the fact that I'm different from everyone else. But I'm trying my best though.
    Keerra Keerra 16-17 1 Response Mar 31, 2012

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    A Bag Of Sugar, And Two Eggs

    Good Morning, I'm 34 years old, 6 foot 4 inches tall and 205 pounds.  A long way from my start in life at a Naval hospital in the Mediterranean.  Unfortunately, I can't find out exactly how early I was born back in 1975 but I know that I was quite...
    companycontacts companycontacts 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 9, 2009

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    8 Months After My Sister Was Born

    I am the youngest of 7 children. I was born in November and from what I was told I was premature and I weighed 1 POUND. Me n my sister look very similar almost like twins were are born in the same year... she was born Feb 88 and me Nov 88. I was born with pneumonia. Growing...
    Datgurl4u Datgurl4u 18-21 1 Response Oct 9, 2009

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    The Truth

    I was a premature baby~~~So small..Only 1.something kg when I was born. I was predicted to see this world January 1993, but I was excitedly want to meet this world, so I was born as 92' liners.. When I was primary school student, I was small. I remembered, if I'm not mistaken, I...
    jalanyanglurus jalanyanglurus 18-21, F Nov 21, 2013

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    6 Weeks Early

    and I had a inguinal hernia 2 weeks before I should have been born... I think I had about one kg at my birth.... and my grandma said "uhh.. so this should be a person one day?" my mum still hates her for saying that.. it is also something stupid to say imo... well she...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 3, 2007

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    I Was Premature...

    I was due on July 30, but was born on May 13. I had to stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 months before my mother could take me home. My mother was real sick, too, but she was released from the hospital before me. She said because I was premature and ill, the doctor told her she...
    Sasquatch1990 Sasquatch1990 18-21, F Oct 13, 2008

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    2lbs 3 Oz

     my bio didnt take care of me when i was in gestation ... she drank large amounts of coffee ... wore tight pants her whole pregnancy and then when i came out they said i wouldnt live ... then they said i wouldnt walk and that i would have learning issues ... i was in the...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jan 4, 2008

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    And This Is My Story.....

    My mom and dad calls me a mircal baby. They tried for 17 years to have a child, then i came along. I feel prevalaged to be able to say i, me, myself  was a miracle. Another reason they call me that, the day befor i was born, my mom had a asma attack. Her blood presure spiked...
    premie1996 premie1996 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 23, 2011

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    Triplet Born 24 Weeks

    I was also born at 24 weeks but there wasn't just one. I am a triplet. I was the heaviest at 1lb 7oz, my brother was 1lb 5, and my sister was the smallest at 1lb.
    smartmonkey smartmonkey 18-21, M Jun 25, 2012

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    It Gives Me A Reason

    so i was born premature, i was born at 6 months instead of 9, i weighed like 2 pounds and people swear they could hold me on the palm of their hand, i was in that one unit were youre hooked up to wires on a respirator for like three months, they had to teach my family how to take...
    agonyblue agonyblue 18-21 2 Responses Sep 3, 2011

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    I was born at 24 weeks

    and only weighed 1.3 lbs.
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 4

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    I Was Born 4 Months Early

    As the title suggests, i was born 4 months early. I was 1 pound, 4 ounces, and 11 inches long. I was the smallest baby ever born and survive at the hospital that i was born at. My mom didnt know she was pregnant with me until she had me. when she went to the hospital the doctors...
    loveuforever0830 loveuforever0830 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 8, 2010

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    Born In The 25th Week...

    Greetings to all, I was born on 17th June in '82, I weighed 750g and was approx. 26 cm tall. I believe that dad drove like a safe nut making his own lane in the middle of the road to get mum to the hospital, hazard flashers going all the way and a bit of horn too. Got to the...
    kieron82 kieron82 26-30 Jul 21, 2011

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    I was born at 27 and 1/2 weeks.

    I was 1 lb 14 oz. I wasn't supposed to live and I was so tiny when I was born and I had a LOT of problems. I also was in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) for months.
    Imaginer012 Imaginer012 13-15, F Apr 26

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    Six Weeks Premature

    I see a lot of people in this group were born much more premature than me; I'm surprised; it can be extreme, and it's great that you all survived.I stayed in the hospital about 3 1/2 months.  I was 4 lb 7 3/4 oz. and 17 inches when I was born.  I grew up to be about 5'0".  I...
    MDenise MDenise 31-35, F Mar 5, 2012

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    I was a premature baby,

    only 7 months. I was born on the 3rd of October 1993... until now, I still couldn't believe I am one and how I managed to be just perfectly normal. Though my mother passed away 3 years later, I am forever grateful to her for this gift of life.
    lynzbensi lynzbensi 18-21, F Jan 31

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    3 Months Early

    Hi I was born 3 months early. The doctor who was delivering me was letting ALL pre mes die. He layed me on a metal tray nd announced that I was dead. The nurse(fed up with the deaths) picked me up nd said I was breathing. I was rushed to valley children's hospital where I was in...
    LoveChild14 LoveChild14 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    39 Years Ago...

    I was born prematuredly. In 1970s, the heath care standards were not as great as now. I was told that i'm so small and hairy. Luckily I survived. Now, i'm the tallest among the siblings.
    ABforever ABforever 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 25, 2011

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    Premature Life

    I was born February 5th 1999 , at 2 pounds 6oz . My original birth was set to be in May that same year . As of being born 3 months premature , I had to stay in the hospital under ICU for 4 months . My mom was only 18 years old , and came to visit me every day as long with my...
    apvx apvx 13-15, F Oct 3, 2013

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    3 Months Premature

    I was born in December--and was supposed to be born in May. Born 2 pounds 3 ounces. Spent 6 months in the Hospital at the NICU. Had bleeding on my brain, intestinal necroses, and told I would never walk, talk or anything. Amazingly, at 2 years old I was speaking 2 languages. I...
    LovesAllUNeed LovesAllUNeed 18-21, F Oct 7, 2013

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    I Was 3 Months Premature.

    My mother went into labor with me at just 24 weeks. The nurses told her that I wouldn't survive and to expect me to be a still birth. But I was born, but just barely. They scooped me away from my mother as soon as they could to try and save me, my mother didn't even get a chance...
    ParaGirlProductions ParaGirlProductions 22-25 2 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I Was Born A Month Early

    I was not allowed out of hospital for a good month or so after I was born .. in those days they gave the premature babies mixed mothers milk which I think is dangerous with HIV and other disorders and diseases...  I think I was just pushed aside and forgotten - the story of my...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Oct 8, 2011

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    I Was Born 3 Months Early

    I was born exactly 3 months early at 1lbs 14oz and 12" long. My mom had a rough pregnancy and had to be put on bed rest. When I was born I got sick with a intestinal infection called NEC (necrotizing entrocolitis). I had to have 5 surgeries before I was a 1 years old. When I...
    staystrong16 staystrong16 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Born Early

    I was born 3 months early, born July 4, and was due sometime in september, not sure of the exact date. I am 21 and am having some health problems that are in the process of being diagnosed. So does anyone on here have any health problems that become a result of being born...
    imagine000 imagine000 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2009

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    I Was a Premmie/do Any of You Have Probs As a Result of Premature Birth.

    Hi to all, I was a premie born in 62 and as a result of this have many health probs as an adult /diabetes,lots of bladder probs ect would like to know if any of you have been affected in a similar way as the more i read makes me think this is the reason its so hard experiencing...
    Doormouse Doormouse 46-50 1 Response Jul 22, 2009

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    23wks, Heart Defect, How Did I Get Here?

    In the NHS (I'm in the UK) the cut off point is 24wks. A baby CAN survive and remain 'in being' although most doctors agree such a premmie will almost certainly have a disability for instance, as well as being dangerously small, a d sadly many will still die. Occasionally, babies...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 3, 2013

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    I was born 3 and a half months early

    and weighed 1 lb & 13 ounces when I was born. Apparently I wasn't supposed to survive. but here I am!! :D
    blaby4 blaby4 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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    My twin and I were supposed to be born Dec3/85

    but came early on Sept18/85. I was 2lbs even and my sister was 1lb9oz. She didn't make it and I was in an incubator for 5 months. I was in and out of the hospital until I was 9yrs old. Only problem is that I've had chronic asthma since birth. I also rock back and forth all the...
    rwest026 rwest026 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I Too Was Born A Preemie

    In October 1986 a baby girl was born weighing 1lb, thats it no ounces. I began life struggling to make it from the time I took my first birth outside the womb. I was due the end of January but decided to make a grand entrance a lot earlier than expected. I had an extensive stay...
    dfalewis1 dfalewis1 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    2 Months Early

    I was born two months early and was told I spent two months in the hospital before being discharged. I didn't really have problems growing up but had a short attention span for school though picking up reading helped in getting me to stay still. I had to see a specialist doctor...
    solari solari 22-25 Jan 18, 2012

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    I Was A Preemie Too!

    I was born in 1978, so things weren't as high tech as they are now. I arrived 10 weeks early and was barely 2 lbs. My father says he could hold all of me in one hand. I had to be on a respirator since my lungs didn't work yet; niether did my kidneys, and my liver was not quite...
    Vastarien202 Vastarien202 31-35 1 Response Feb 21, 2012

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    I was born 5 weeks early.

    I was in the hospital for 2 months after I was born to make sure I would be all right
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    Unbelievable

    I was born 3 months premature, weighing at 2 lbs some oz. and 12 in long. on my mothers birthday of all days.. Geminis :) its just amazing to me that I was supossed to be born 15th of september or so. Well after being born I rapidly lost weight down to 1 lb13 oz. so they gave me...
    xxstaryeyedxx xxstaryeyedxx 18-21, F Nov 27, 2011

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    So my parents left for 2 weeks so I had to go to my aunts (89 years old) so she showed me where I would be sleeping she took me to a crib and I said "this can't be where I am...
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    Nope, I don't Like Kids!! They Scary Me, Last Time I Ran For The Hill When My Sis Tried To Ask Me To Babysit.... At First I Said Yeah, But When She Left The Room I Locked My Room...
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    I was put up for adoption when I was born. I'm from china and I want to know more about my birth family. I don't remember much since I was a baby. how can I do this
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    Me and my bf's child is dead. And I don't have to personally deal with baby mama drama but Facebook was enough for me, I had to delete my account because it was all plagued with...
    OverWorkedWoman OverWorkedWoman 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    It's our First anniversary today! And it's her birthday too! :P less dates to remember aha :P I just wanna say happy anniversary and happy birthday to my baby Carissa. I love you...
    Kwilkwar9 Kwilkwar9 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I was born 3 months and 2 days early at 1 lb. 3 oz. I had to be in an incubator for I think a month, left lung collapsed twice, had an inguinal hernia and left testicle was...
    pavonharten pavonharten 26-30, M Aug 30

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    I have been married to my husband for ten years and he has cheated on me for most of those years. I believe that the cheating started after the loss of our first child. I was...
    FiestyJacqueline FiestyJacqueline 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 5

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    It's has been 2 weeks and 1 day since I gave birth to the love of my life.... I have always wanted to be a mother. It is truly my hearts desire. When I found out I was pregnant in...
    meltimes2 meltimes2 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    When i was a kid i had teenage babysitters so when i became a teen i expected not to have babysitters. WRONG! My mom worked or went out most nights and left me with babysitters...
    Cleancut Cleancut 41-45 2 Responses Sep 8

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    One day my parents were out for a week and dropped me off at the babysitters and the babysitters name was Amy and Amy had two cousins over Molly and Katie.amy had to go out and...
    Dryraxyes Dryraxyes 13-15, M Sep 18

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    It's been over a year since I birthed my dead baby boy. My life is almost back to normal now but every few months ill still break down. I miss him more than anything. Today while...
    OverWorkedWoman OverWorkedWoman 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I need to rant. I am currently babysitting, sitting in their kitchen as I type this, and it is ridiculous. So I primarily babysit for 2 families, one Is more of a part time nanny...
    Kat0524 Kat0524 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    August 18,2014 was a gift and a curse. I was 36 weeks at the time and had a pretty normal pregnancy. Everything was fine. I had my baby shower I had been decorating my baby boys...
    Mzerambo Mzerambo 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    On august 31 my baby boy, Jacen, was born at 22 weeks. Saturday night I had my first really big contraction. I wrote this off as a Braxton hicks because I didn't get another for...
    maggie3333333 maggie3333333 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 8

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