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I Was a Premature Baby

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jul 3

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 Apr 21

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    Related Experiences

    I just delivered my 1st baby. It's a boy, he was born at 23 weeks gestation. Please pray for him. He has been airlifted to a specialty kids hospital https://www.giveforward.com...
    MissAlexis MissAlexis 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Jan wants diapers too: While in TV room Jan the need to ****, not wanting Baby Bobby on the show she decided to **** her pants, but how could she do it, then Baby Cindy walked in...
    Jimmyusesdiapers Jimmyusesdiapers 26-30, M Jul 21

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    my mom was young and things happened and ended up selling me when i was a baby haha child trafficking but picked a good family to give me to :D the family she gave me to was old...
    harmlesscheesecake harmlesscheesecake 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Okay so. Oh god, where do I even start, I just have to get this off my chest. My step father and his best friend molested me when I was very young, I was younger than eight years...
    Cryingsmile Cryingsmile 16-17, T 4 Responses Jul 16

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    A photo ****: During a photo shoot, baby Cindy, took a PhotoShit, the rest of thought it so cute, when her diaper did not contain the **** a spilled out all over all of them, Eve...
    Jimmyusesdiapers Jimmyusesdiapers 26-30, M 15 hrs ago

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    When I was born, I was born 2 months early. My mom died for 2 minutes after I was born, but me, I was sick for a year and a half. I was born underweight, you could apparently see...
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M Jul 13

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    I am married and we have a one year old. We have always have certain issues between us - an up and down relationship where everything is 'perfect' one minute then suddenly from...
    Bosnell02 Bosnell02 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I heard in the news about an abortion clinic being sued because the man was older than 21 and I think in this case he was the step dad. The girl was younger than 16. In my case , I...
    Feelingfunny Feelingfunny 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I am 25 and when I found out I was pregnant, I cried, full of despair and fear. I instantly new what I had to do and instantly realised that I would never get to know my baby, that...
    parislondonrome parislondonrome 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    JOHNNY AND THE ANIMALS For me, the funniest moments of "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson' were when guests brought out animals. Joan Embery, of the San Diego zoo, was a...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I really do... if I knew it was this hard to have a baby I would've started trying at 17. I have never had a miscarriage anything. It would be the most beautiful accomplishment to...
    scat9x scat9x 22-25, F Jul 19

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    Baby talk was my favorite one, where baby Cindy has had the same diaper on for four days, to feel the niceness of old **** and new mix, but could hardly walk, and with her still...
    Jimmyusesdiapers Jimmyusesdiapers 26-30, M Jul 19

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    I had a stillborn boy at 31 weeks into my pregnancy. This was my third pregnancy. My first daughter passed away shortly after her birth. She was born at 24 weeks. Then pretty...
    Amberjacobs Amberjacobs 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    If you were a baby, one day you went outside and you decided you wanted to go to the park and play so all of the big kids are watching you play in the baby swings and in the baby...
    babybinky15 babybinky15 13-15, M Jul 21

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    Baby Cindy, was use to the only baby, so after Mike married Carol, Cindy found out that Alice still had Baby Bobby in diapers, also, she wanted to be the only, as Baby Bobby wanted...
    Jimmyusesdiapers Jimmyusesdiapers 26-30, M a week ago

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