I Was Born Premature

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 166 People

    22 Weeks. 1 Lb. 6 Oz. A True Miracle.

    Almost 21 years ago, on June 20th, 1991. i was born. However, my birth was special, unlike a normal birth.. i was born premature. at 22 weeks. i weighed 1 lb and 6 oz. And by the grace of God, i was born with no health problems. No heart defects, no major problems, i was born...
    jenszybby jenszybby
    18-21, F
    Apr 3, 2012

    Birth

    I was born 10 weeks premature @ 3lbs 8oz.   I was in an isoleette for 2 months.  I have a lot of trouble with motor function because of having to be on life support as an infant.  I also have a h*ll of a time filtering and just feeling safe in the world in general.  I still...
    purin473 purin473
    31-35, M
    Jun 13, 2011

    I was born at 26 weeks due to the swine flu

    epidemic in 1976. I was just under 2lbs. My Mom and I almost died 4 times had the last rites done. in the NICU from Oct 76 to April 76. My eyes are off balance (born crossed) I note that my vision is getting much worse after 35. Sensory Issues, PTSD and severe anxiety. I am shy...
    nolabellenuit nolabellenuit
    36-40, F
    May 21, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 4, 2014

    My Mom Tells

    The story of how I was born 4lbs. 3oz. They had to do a C-section on My mother to save her life.... well they couldn't see the cord around My neck No sonograms then so the C-section ended up saving My life......The symptom my Mother had was 24 hours of swelling in her feet and...
    CreativeClassy CreativeClassy
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2013

    Lil Miss Impatient!

    For as long as I can remember, patience is something I've always struggled with. I guess I had a problem with it BEFORE birth too, lol. This is my story. :-) On Halloween night in '82', just before the sun completely set, my mom started having back pain. She wasn't too...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982
    31-35, F
    Aug 23, 2012

    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 my veins and blood streams through my skin and I also came out with undeveloped lungs so I had trouble breathing. I was in and out of hospital...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 13, 2014

    1 lb. 12 oz. at birth,

    3 months pre-mature.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 14, 2014

    Five weeks premature.

    It affected my growth. I'm 15 and I've always been tiny. I'm now 15 and I'm 4'6" tall. Doctors call it Hypopituitary dwarfism .
    pardax pardax
    16-17, M
    Oct 16, 2015

    I was born 4lbs 14 ounces

    and I was born with asthma , but I still make it through. :D
    PapiChocolate PapiChocolate
    16-17, F
    Apr 4, 2014

    3 Pounds 10 Ounces

    I was born 3 pounds 10 ounces when I was born at 2 months early. I was supposed to be born in late February or early March, but I was born January 3rd, 1995. A lot of my organs were undeveloped especially my lungs, and heart. I couldn't breath by myself. I wasin't a healthy baby...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2011

    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 :)
    Kaylamay17 Kaylamay17
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 25, 2014

    1 Month Premmy

    which is not a big deal in itself but when there is a bad case of whooping cough going around it is... I was in hospital for about the month before I could come home... I had no finger nails and no eye lashes and only a few tufts of red hair at the sides. in those days they used...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Mar 9, 2012

    Born Early Too

    i was born 29th november 1990 but should of been born 14th march 1991, i was 3 and a half months early. now age 18.
    Bexy1990 Bexy1990
    18-21
    1 Response Aug 2, 2009

    Double Surprise

    When my mom was pregnant with my sister and I she thought she was having one baby. She had no idea she was having twins, she thought she was having one big baby who never went to sleep (I'm a morning person and my sister is a night owl). My sister and I were born on August 30...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 28, 2011

    Born 3 Months Early, 1986

    I was born June 9th, 1986. My due date was Sept. 11th, a day after my dad's birthday is. I was 1 lb, 7oz. I almost died at several points, I was on oxygen and a heart monitor and had severely underdeveloped lungs. My left one collapsed multiple times and they had to call in a...
    PeterVonH PeterVonH
    26-30, M
    Apr 25, 2013

    I was born 3 months and 1 day early.

    I was 2 lbs 6 oz. I am now 30 years old. I have a scar on the side of my neck from a feeding tube (anyone else have this?) that STILL gets me unwanted attention. To the point of almost have something done about it surgically. All things considered though, things turned out as...
    jerz653 jerz653
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jan 12, 2015

    Born 3 Months Premiture

    I Was Born three months early i am 18 years old with absolutly nothing wrong with me , im a very lucky healthy girl :) but  my poor twin didnt make it :(
    lynny4949 lynny4949
    18-21
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2010

    1lb 13 Oz Miracle Is What My Mom Says...

    I am now 19 years old and for the most part a normal adolescent. I weighed only 1lb 13oz at birth and was in the hospital for the first part of my infant life. I had a heart murmur and surgery on my lungs as well. Bringng me home from the hospital was exciting and scary for my...
    Dominique408 Dominique408
    18-21
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2010

    *1 Pound 4 ounce baby*

     i was born in 1985, 5 month premature,1 p 4 onces, i have vision, hearing,i have respitory problems, i was very sick as a child,my skin was transparent..i had to be fed by a tube and kept in an incubator for 3 month at McMasters...
    ElectroMagneticForce ElectroMagneticForce
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2010

    I was born November 14th,

    but was supposed to be born January 20th. I weighed around 1 pound and almost didn't make it at many times. I'm now a teenager and because I was born premature I've suffered from high amount of anxiety and depression my entire life. Which I'm still fighting, but I'm still making...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin
    18-21, F
    May 6, 2014

    8 weeks premature. I was a sickly child

    who my mum was not allowed to hold me before I was placed into a humidicrib. She left hospital well before I did and I spent my first two years shuttling back and forth between home and hospital with various major health scares. I was an extremely anxious child until the age of...
    Wookiedownunder Wookiedownunder
    41-45, M
    Feb 28

    An Old Psychic Lady Told Me This

    I saw a psychic that told me that only people born prematurely can see the particles that make up life. Can you see them when you stare into the sky or zone out. she said people that can see them usually become CEO's of companies and that we see them because we were separated...
    nick1589 nick1589
    22-25
    2 Responses May 31, 2012

    Doctor's Mistake

    I am a twin and we were born 2 and 1/2 months early. Our mother is small so if we weren't delivered early we would start to push our mother's organs out and would end up killing all three of us. so they scheduled my mother for a c section at 37 and 1/2 weeks. While the day she...
    MariahGCox MariahGCox
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2013

    I was born at 28 weeks by a C-section on June 1,

    1995. Just after I was born I was put on a ventilator and moved to the NICU. I spent 6 months in the hospital and I came home on December 18th a week before Christmas. When I was born I weighed just under 2 pounds and I was so small I could fit in my dad's forearm. When I was a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    I Was Born Small

    I was born 3lbs. 12oz. I have made it thus far. I have had my obstacles though. Among them is bad memory. I understand I had a blood clot as a baby below my brain. I think this might have caused it. I was told I had a 30% chance of living. But I survived. I am small and I...
    Dreampoet Dreampoet
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Jun 24, 2011

    Born Small

    I was born 6 weeks early weighing 3 lbs 8 oz. My mother had German measles before I was born. I was born deaf, though nobody knew I couldn't hear until I was 3 years old. I was born with Cerebral Palsy on my left side from my mother's sickness with German Measles. I felt that if...
    noaht43 noaht43
    41-45, T
    1 Response Oct 4, 2012

    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 undescended. I contracted an extremely rare throat infection due to the plastic breathing tube I was on. Amazingly, I made it out of all this unscathed...
    pavonharten pavonharten
    26-30, M
    Aug 30, 2014

    I Could Have Been Aborted!!

    Soo almost 21 years ago, I was born at 24weeks.....which is when abortions can still be allowed!!!! I was a luck one, born with no problems at all, okay so while in special care unit I had jaundice and a skin infection, but that was all. I'm almost 21 now, and it's kind of hard...
    gymnerina gymnerina
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2011

    I Was An 1pound 2 Ounce Baby...

    My mom had me 5 months early.. and from the stories I hear is that they lost me 3 times because my heart stopped beating I had to get blood tranfusions and I had to be on oxgygen.. it was a struggle growing up I stayed sick a lot due the fact my immune system was weak... and I...
    deeshante deeshante
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2013

    Hi, I was born 4 weeks early with jaundice.

    I had a little bit of a speech delay, I still sometimes skip over saying r, l, s and t. Was anyone born with jaundice?
    Abigailtheprincess Abigailtheprincess
    13-15, F
    Mar 30

    Wanted Out

     I was born about a month and a half early. It was around the holiday season and my great uncle died so i guess my mother was stressed out. My mother was allowed to leave the next day but I was not. I was fairly small but relatively healthy.  My mother has often...
    Tacit Tacit
    22-25, F
    Jul 3, 2008

    4 Months And 9 Days

    I'am 12 yers now and i wassnt sik before i was 1 year, i could sleep in my moms hand. I was born 4monts and 9 days erly.) If you Wonder on something just Ask
    Prematur24 Prematur24
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 9, 2013

    Hey...im 14 years young

    but I just have low self esteem. I was born 3lbs...i don't have many friends but people look down on me literally I'm going to 9th grade now before I graduated people in my class bullied me but not in the way of hitting or talking bout me they bullied my courage and self...
    Djcovance Djcovance
    16-17, M
    Aug 12, 2014

    I Was Supposed To Be Born Around Christmas Of '88, But...

    I was born on July 16th, 1988. I was born in Athens, Greece. I was in a national Greek newspaper with my photo and all of the information, also possibly due to my doctors paying my dad and mom $1 million dollars to aid in my survival (medical equipment and such). Both my mom...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 2, 2010

    I Was A Preemie.

    I was born at 26 weeks exactly. My mother had severe preclamsia(sp) and everything quit but her heart.  I weighed 1 pound 4.oz and lost below a pound. In 88 I was the smallest survivor at UK.  I was in the hospital til I was full term. and was only on oxygen for a few hours...
    racergirl334q racergirl334q
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2012
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