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I Was a Premature Baby

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    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 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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    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 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 3 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 Feb 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    23 Weeks And 5 Days

    In 1989, my mother was scheduled to give birth at a hospital in Concord, MA. I was born at 23 weeks and 5 days, the time frame in the Rode vs. Wade case is set at 24 weeks. The original hospital in Concord was not equipped for such a premature birth so they referred my parents...
    InaneAdjective InaneAdjective 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 26, 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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    1 Pound, 10 Ounces

    Good afternoon. On September 1, 1994, I was born at 1 pound, 10 ounces. I was supposed to be born on December 9, but I guess I decided to show up early. I was so small that my father's wedding ring could fit all the way up my left arm. I had to be in the NICU from September until...
    548mitch 548mitch 18-21, M Aug 7, 2012

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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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Last week I had a premature baby girl, Jasmyn. She was 6 weeks premature and was due to come home this morning. But the doctors said she should stay another night as she had some...
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    Too drunk too stupid crashed my wrangler that thing was my baby. **** still hurts
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    I was born three months premature at one pound twelve ounces even as a baby I was a fighter. Fighting for my life I'm never giving up :)
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    I was born about a month premature, and I am missing my olfactory bulbs meaning I can't smell. Yay for being premature!
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    This was the most awe-inspiring thing to see. I cannot even start to put into words how special it was and how privileged I was to be there.
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 46-50, M 6 hrs ago

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    Adult baby sissy needs a Daddy!
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    I was born 4lbs 14 ounces and I was born with asthma , but I still make it through. :D
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    how I became me. A true story of how I became a adult baby and not just a adult baby but as a adult baby girl. My true confession here might bring a bit of shock but please do not...
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    Sometimes I feel like this makes me a bad person. But my reason for it is well...I met him on plentyoffish.com and we started talking and had alot in common. We met up about 2...
    alaskanrose90 alaskanrose90 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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      I'm in a such an emotional pickle. I am 23 and have been in a very happy relationship for over two years. I work as a social worker, my partner also has a steady career and...
    alliesong77 alliesong77 22-25 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Some people are just bat*#itcrazy! I can't believe what happened today. This is a true story!!! So I was on my lunch break when some woman on a bicycle started screaming. She...
    xMissTix xMissTix 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    In May of 2013 a guy that I have known for 5+ years and I decided to get together... A few months later I was pregnant...he knew I had 2 miscarriages... So he knew how scared I was...
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    So desperately... I've been in a serious relationship for 1 year and almost 5 months. I've desperately wanted nothing more than to be a mother... a couple of weeks ago I had a...
    ForeverSilenced1126 ForeverSilenced1126 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    Before I got pregnant with my son I wanted NOTHING to do with kids. While I was pregnant I wanted to NEVER get pregnant again. When he was a sleepless newborn I told EVERYONE I was...
    Purplesloths Purplesloths 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    TTC Supplies- Wow, so I've been researching things that typically are needed for TTCing (Trying To Conceive), and let me tell you... This stuff costs almost as much as having the...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I miss the times when GFs would insist I lay suckling thier breasts as they hold my head closely.I also miss the times I would be put in to a diaper,nursed,bottle fed and be put in...
    ToddlerTom ToddlerTom 51-55, M Apr 9

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    i dont want to be stupid and have a baby now... i know how hard i prayed to not be pregnant after my first time having sex a year ago i only prayed i wasnt because i new id be...
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    I want to have a baby like my sisters and my brother. I love kids and I really love babies, but I'm not married and my parents would kill me if I had a kid now. I do know its not...
    KiannaJ KiannaJ 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    See, I want one, then I don't because I'm too selfish. Like, I need an ETA on how long I'm going to have to watch a baby. Or anything for that matter. I'm fairly impatient and...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I don't know if this has been said before, but im going to say this for me- I wish the new girlfriends, boo-thangs, fiances, wives, whatever, STOP blaming everything on the BABY...
    sugabuga1 sugabuga1 31-35, F Mar 19

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