Dear Members, On Friday, February 26th WebMD is going to bring you the new WebMD Health Exchange! This...
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On Friday, February 26th WebMD is going to bring you the new WebMD Health Exchange!
This next stage of community here at WebMD has been created to provide our members with access to MORE expert feedback on a diverse group of health and wellness topics and to offer members the chance to customize their community to better fit their own needs.
On Thursday, Feb. 25, at noon our current message boards will be put into a read-only state, which means if you visit you’ll be able to read the posts, but not add new messages. The boards will remain read-only through Friday, Feb. 26, and will be completely down for a few hours as we port over the content from boards into the new Exchanges.
On the evening of February 26th, The WebMD Health Exchange will open its doors to our members and the public.
Any bookmarks that you have set for message boards will redirect you to your new space within The WebMD Health Exchange. If you do not have your favorite board links saved, you may want to do so before Thursday, Feb. 25. And don’t worry, if your board is being migrated, your posts from the last 12 months will be waiting for you in your new Exchanges!
Most of our boards will come over to Exchanges. However, some of our boards will be closed down.
We will be posting individually to all our message boards tomorrow to let you know where you will go to find your WebMD message board friends. If your board is not porting over we’ll direct you to the place that best fits your needs.
Here is some information that may be helpful to you as we begin this transition:
Members can now upload their profile photos from their Registration Profile page. You can access that page from boards by looking in the top right corner of the page and click on Manage Account. If you want your photo or image to show up on all your past posts as well as you new posts in The WebMD Health Exchange, you will want to upload your image by end of day, Wednesday, Feb. 24.
Uploading your profile photo/image can also enter you in the WebMD Health Exchange Profile Photo Upload Sweepstakes. The monthly grand prize is $1000 cash! Visit the new Registration Profile page to upload your photo today!
Save Your Persona!
Don’t forget to save your My Persona information, as well as your list of favorite discussions, to a file on your computer. You may want to use a text file format, such as Notepad to make it easier to cut and paste your information into your new Exchange profile. This information won’t be saved by WebMD, and won’t be accessible after the new platform launches.
Your Own Public or Invitation-Only Exchanges
In addition to more than 100 public Exchanges - many with leading health experts - that will be available, you can also create your own Exchange. Make it public or invitation-only; national or local; open to anyone who wants to join or just for you and your family or friends. The WebMD Health Exchange has all of the features to set it apart as the place where YOUR friends, family, and others like you come for health information. So get ready to create your own space, and claim your turf!
If the board you currently belong to is going away, you can build your own Exchange on that topic and invite your WebMD friends to join you there.
While you’re waiting for The WebMD Health Exchange to launch, keep an eye on our community blog to get a sneak peek at what it all will look like. And once it is launched, we will be having live guided sessions on how you can use the WebMD Health Exchanges to get help and give help.
Be sure to direct any questions, comments, or concerns to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello. My name is Erin. I just wanted to share my story with ya'll and maybe get some support and...
Posted by eamabia
Hello. My name is Erin. I just wanted to share my story with ya'll and maybe get some support and encouragement. I use to frequent to pregnancy forums, so some of you may remember me. idk, anyways....
So i was due to have my first child in on Novemeber 22nd 2009. Everything seemed okay, despite some health issues of my own, my doctor was telling my eveything was okay. i had ultrasounds at 8, 10, 17 and 21 weeks and eveything looked good but i did start to swell in my my face a feet somewhat early and my swelling got pregressively worse. I was put on blood pressure meds and bed rest at 26 weeks because my swelling had gotten so bad my skin started kinda splitting open. On sept 14 2009 i went in for my 30 week u/s. My doctor was concerned that my baby girl was very small for her gestation and my blood pressure was too high, so he admitted me to the hosp for overnight observation. the next morning he advised that i needed be moved to another hosp (bigger and better) and will be seen by a high risk OB. After this point is somewhat blurry b/c of the blood pressure meds i was on. on the morning of sept 16th 2009 my new OB came in a introduced himself (only saw his residents until this point) and told me my baby needed to be delivered asap by emergency c section. a hour later i was in the OR, they put me compeletly under for the surgery and 3 hours later i finally came to in the recovery room.
My sweet baby girl was born at 10:11 am on 09/16/09 weighing 1lb 10oz and 13 in long. I named her Makenna Riley. I saw her for the first time on the 17th (Daddy was waiting outside and walked with them to the NNICU). Her premature birth was due to my pre-eclampsia and my health concerns had caused clots in my placenta. Her malnutrion from the clotting caused her to be underweight even for a preemie; she weighed in the equivalent to a 26 week old fetus.
She stayed in the NNICU for 3 months. She passed all her eye and brain scans, and was only on a respirator when she got sick due to stomache/digestive issues. Makenna finally came home December 29th weighing 4lb 11oz. She is doing well and adjusted to being home. My main concern now is her development. Her Ped said she would be abt 6 weeks behind. she still hasn't started reaching out for or grabbing things or really smiling and she hasn't learned how to keep her passy in her mouth. Sometimes i think she smiles but it could just be wincing/crying or some kinda face. i know i need to be petient and let my little fighter develop on her own but i am just so worried something maybe or could be wrong. Am i a bad mother to think that?View Thread
I just had my baby last week at 34 weeks pregnant, she was 3lbs 14 oz she has been breathing room air...
Posted by krystel_gotti
I just had my baby last week at 34 weeks pregnant, she was 3lbs 14 oz she has been breathing room air since she was born, and now a week later she is doing great with the exception that she doesn't always nipple all of her feedings so they are putting the rest in threw her nasal tube. I am wondering how long does she has to show that she can nipple all of her feeds before they will let her come home... Having her at the nicu is killing me, the days drag by and I can't stand to think she could be there til her due date, that is just too much... I am just wondering what times others in my situation did their babies get to go home?View Thread
Dear WebMD Members, We’ve been providing you with tidbits about the new features that are coming, and we’re...
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Dear WebMD Members,
We’ve been providing you with tidbits about the new features that are coming, and we’re excited to finally announce the name of our new community service – The WebMD Health Exchange!
The WebMD Health Exchange will offer you a highly interactive and enhanced community experience that will help bring you closer to more health and wellness experts as well as others like you. In addition, The WebMD Health Exchange uses structured Discussions, Tips & Resources to gain valuable insights from the community and surfaces the conversations members find “most valuable” by measuring activity within those conversations. We’re putting the finishing touches on WebMD Health Exchange now, and we’ll be ready to debut in a few weeks.
Here are some of the new features you‘ll find:
Ability to create your own public or invitation-only spaces to connect with others
Easily bookmark Discussions that interest you, with optional email alerts to keep you up to date
Create your own polls to see how others feel about issues that are important to you
Share Tips and Resources, rate the most helpful, and find them at your fingertips.
Create a specific profile for each Exchange you join so others can learn more about you and you can learn more about others
Get feedback and read Tips from more experts than ever before
Expanded Expert Guidance
WebMD message boards already feature a group of outstanding professionals who provide insights and support. When we roll out the new Exchange you’ll still see those familiar faces – as well as a host of new experts joining our Exchanges to provide feedback on topics like arthritis, skin care, patient advocacy, and beyond.
More Than a Message Board
In Exchanges you’ll be able to do more than post a Discussion. You’ll also be able to post Tips and share helpful Resources links that you’ve found around the Web. You also can create your own polls and view the results as others chime in!
What about your current board posts?
Don’t worry. The information posted in the last year on our boards will not be lost. In the coming days we’ll share how to find the content of your favorite message boards in the new WebMD Health Exchange.
Not only will you find the topics you enjoy on our boards today, but you’ll also be able to create your own unique groups on the topics of your choice! The Exchanges you create can either be public or private enabling you the control you’ve requested.
Save Your Persona!
You’ll want to save your My Persona/Profile information to a document on your own computer system. This information won’t be saved by WebMD, and won’t be accessible after the new platform launches. By storing your persona, you can use it to populate your NEW Exchange Member Profiles.
Also, any images that you upload to your current Persona page will not follow you to Exchanges. Be sure to upload an image to your Registration Profile (see more below) page so you will have your chosen image in place when the new WebMD Health Exchange launches.
WebMD Profile Photo Upload Sweepstakes
You will now visit your Member Account Page (find it by clicking on the My Account link on the upper right) to upload and change your Profile Photo. This photo or image will follow you wherever you post within the WebMD Health Exchange, enabling you to be a highly visible Exchange member.
Uploading your profile image will also enter you in WebMD’s monthly Profile Photo Upload Sweepstakes, where the grand prize each month is $1000 cash! You can change your photo out each month to re-enter the sweepstakes. If you enter or change your profile photo or image before Feb. 28, 2010 you will be entered into the February sweepstakes. Visit the new Registration Profile page to upload your photo and enter today!
The WebMD Health Exchange has all of the features to set it apart as the place where you, your friends, family and others come for information and support. We can’t wait to share this experience with all of you! Be on the lookout for more details soon.
While many things in community will soon be new, our staff will still be here to offer you the help and support you need. Be sure to direct any questions, comments, or concerns to us at email@example.com.
Josephine is doing amazingly well! She's been off oxygen for a little over a week, and out of the incubator...
Posted by skerina
Josephine is doing amazingly well!
She's been off oxygen for a little over a week, and out of the incubator for a week. She pulled her own feeding tube out twice last night, so they decided to leave it out, as long as she takes her food from either bottle or breast...so far, so good. She's up to 4 pounds, 6 oz, well over her birth weight of 4 pounds. Once she hits 4 pounds, 8 oz., they'll do her car seat test. As long as she keeps taking her food by mouth, we're getting close to going home!
My son was born at 30 weeks last October, his due date was 12/30 so he was 10 weeks early. He's been...
Posted by JennNThom
My son was born at 30 weeks last October, his due date was 12/30 so he was 10 weeks early. He's been home from the NICU for a month and a half now and I'm just wondering how concerned I should be about him hitting 'milestones' such as smiling, babbling, grasping toys, etc by 3 months (I guess he'd actually only be about 1 month). Also, are there any typical developmental issues I should be aware of? I just want to be sure I'm staying on top of everything I can!View Thread
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Dear Members, Within the next month your WebMD Community will be expanding to offer you all some...
Posted by Byroney_WebMD_Staff
Within the next month your WebMD Community will be expanding to offer you all some wonderful new features!
The new offering will encompass discussion groups, blogs, health experts, and more. And, the updated features will allow members new and better ways to interact with each other and with our growing body of health professionals. Here are just a few of the elements you can expect to see:
Create your own public and private spaces to connect with others.
Easily keep up with discussions that interest you.
Create your own polls.
Quickly and easily share Tips and Resources with other members.
Create more individual profiles to fit your personal spaces.
Get MORE feedback from high-level health experts.
Very soon, we’ll be providing you with more detailed information so that you can become familiar with some of the tools and features before we open up to the public at large. Keep an eye out for announcements within these message boards as well as in your email inbox.
We look forward to sharing and growing with all of you!
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Baby girl (Josephine Holly) made her appearance on 1-19-2010. She is 32 weeks, 5 days. Weight just a hair under...
Posted by skerina
Baby girl (Josephine Holly) made her appearance on 1-19-2010. She is 32 weeks, 5 days. Weight just a hair under 4 lbs, length just a touch over 16 inches. She's in the NICU, but doing as well as can be hoped for at the early age. I'm trying to heal up from a 2nd c-section and wrap my brain around having a preemie.
I was woken up around 3:30 am by DD#1, as she wanted a drink. I noticed I felt a little wet, stuck a handy burp cloth/cloth diaper under myself and checked it a few minutes later...I was bleeding. So, I called my mom to come get me, as DH was out of town on a business trip. Stuck a new cloth diaper in my undies and pulled on sweats, etc. Arrived at L&D around 5:30 am. They took me back to triage (mom and DD had to stay in the lobby, due to no under 18 allowed back), got me gowned and stuck monitors on me....I wasn't too worried yet, as baby was moving around, although I was feeling some light contractions. Ultra-sound didn't show anything out of the ordinary, so they took me to a room and had the on call doc (happened to be my OB) come check...I was 3 cm dilated and 80% effaced, big shock to me! They put me on magnesium to try to stop the labor and gave me a steroid shot to help baby's lungs speed up. Mom and DD came back to see me, and DH had made arrangements to fly back early. The magnesium seemed to be working, for a while, then the contractions picked back up and the bleeding started again. A second internal revealed I was to 4 cm and 100%, so obviously baby was not going to stay put. Due to the breech position, we started getting me prepped for c-section. Before long, all we were waiting for was DH to get here from the airport, which he did in very nice time. Got him gowned up and we went back for surgery. I highly recommend spinal over general anesthesia, having tried both now. I feel better about this birth, having been able to be awake for it, although the sensation of lacking sensation (does that make sense?) is very strange. Turned out that my placenta had started to separate, and there was a fairly sizeable blood clot, so she definitely needed to come out!
Once I was able to move my legs a bit (enough to shift from the OR bed to the room bed), I got to go see my baby girl briefly before getting settled for the night. I had some difficulty over the first night with throwing up anything solid or stronger to eat than ice chips, so I still have the IV start in, just in case. Hopefully that'll come out later today, as I haven't even felt nausea for about 24 hours now. Probably just a side effect of the anesthesia, although it might be stress combined with no food for a bit over 24 hours. Hard to say for sure.
I'm still having trouble wrapping my mind around the idea that she's really here, not in my belly anymore. I think it will take weeks, if not months, to make the adjustment.
My milk has started to come in, so there is enough to cover Josephine's feedings, assuming it matches her needs and can get enough calories, vitamins, minerals, etc. into her.
If anyone has thoughts/advice on the ways to get through these first days at home w/out my little girl, I'm open to learning from those who have been there before me! I know I need to go home, for my DH and DD#1, but it's hard to even think of leaving without Josephine.
Hi my name is Heather. I had my DS on 7/14/09. He was originally due on 8/25 so he was 6 weeks early. He...
Posted by EvettsMommy
Hi my name is Heather. I had my DS on 7/14/09. He was originally due on 8/25 so he was 6 weeks early. He was in NICU for 11 days. He weighed 4 lbs 4 oz when he was born. We went for his 6 month check up last Thursday and he weighs 15 lbs 2 oz. so he's getting up there! He is right on track with his milestones. He is jabbering up a storm and laughing out loud. He LOVES his cereal and bananas in the morning.View Thread
Hello ladies, luking form 3-6 months see some of you ladies have your Lo on simply thick. well i did...
Posted by loganmross
luking form 3-6 months
see some of you ladies have your Lo on simply thick. well i did have mind on thick it and i have a big can lefted. So if are of u ladies want it just email me at email@example.com with your address ill send it to u. also i have hyoallergies formlua too. that are samples cans. (sorry about spelling)View Thread
hey i have 9 month old twin girls that were preemies 6 and a hlf weeks early im having a problem feeding...
Posted by momtwins329
hey i have 9 month old twin girls that were preemies 6 and a hlf weeks early im having a problem feeding them it seems like there never full i feed them so much but its not enough and they have no teeth wat else can i do they have been on 3 meals a day since they were 5 months and started cecarl at 3 months any ideas? i give them 6 oz bottle 4 times a day and 3 tbsp of cearel and 4 oz jar of fruit or vegtable and dessert after dinnnerView Thread
Barrett had a great check-up. He has grown 3 inches since his 9 month appointment...he's now 29 inches and...
Posted by ReptileGirl
Barrett had a great check-up. He has grown 3 inches since his 9 month appointment...he's now 29 inches and 20 pounds. Both stats are between 10-15% on the growth chart...so at least he's proportionate! heehee
We hadn't gotten any direction on what to feed him since he was 6 months old, but it looks like we've been feeding him right. We had transitioned to whole milk at 12 months, and have been feeding him several small meals of veggies, fruit, some meat, eggs, pasta, etc...
I was surprised to see that the doc said he has hit all of his milestones. He has just started standing up and can "cruise" from 1 piece of furniture to the next. I always see posts of "he's walking!" on the boards, and I was getting a bit anxious, but it looks like it's very normal for him to be where he is!
He did get 4 shots today, including the MMRs...I am nervous about any reactions he might get. I hear they can happen as late as a week or so after the injection. So...good thoughts and prayers my little guy's way.
Hope everyone's little one's are doing great!View Thread
I am 20 years old and this is my first child. I had her at 27 weeks. Her neonatal doctor say use breast...
Posted by kimorasmommy20
I am 20 years old and this is my first child. I had her at 27 weeks. Her neonatal doctor say use breast milk but I'm not producing enough to keep up with her. Is there anything I can take to help me with this. I will try anything I said when I had her I wanted to breastfeed I'm losing patience because I know its not enough I cant even get over an ounce now like what am i suppose to do View Thread
Hey everyone, just wanted to introduce myself!! I had a c-section on Christmas eve because of severe...
Posted by Kristin888
Hey everyone, just wanted to introduce myself!! I had a c-section on Christmas eve because of severe pre-e...I was 29w5d. Savannah was born at 12:14 pm weighing 2lbs 9oz, 15 inches long! She was taken off her cpap machine today and put on a smaller one that is less invasive (cant think of what the nurse called it), but she doesn't have the oxygen on anymore! She also has a picc line in her arm for her iv fluids. All in all she is doing really well...she gained 4 oz last night!! They are giving her my breastmilk through a tube down her throat, and will hopefully try a bottle in a week or 2!!View Thread
Well my son born at 29 weeks due to my high blood pressure. He has been in the nicu for almost 3months now...
Posted by emykitten
Well my son born at 29 weeks due to my high blood pressure. He has been in the nicu for almost 3months now and i try to go up there as much as possible. Just yesterday they told me he would be coming home in a few days. Now im freakin out... He will be coming home on oxygen. But im so scared that he isnt going to know who i am and im not going to know what to do. I have hardly slept since they told me he was coming home. Im not saying im not super excited im just scared im not going to know what to do or im going to mess something up. He is very strong he has learned how to breath without a tube down his throat, he has learned how to suck on a bottle in just a few weeks and it has gained so much weight, he was only 2lbs when he was born now he weights 7lbs!!! He is just doing so well im scared as soon as he comes home something will go wrong and it will be my faultView Thread
Dear Members, Just in time for the holidays: In anticipation of our soon to launch new...
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Just in time for the holidays:
In anticipation of our soon to launch new upgraded WebMD community, we are happy to announce that we’re starting a monthly sweepstakes to find the faces of WebMD community! This month you could win $500 cash!
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I'm 22 weeks pregnant and have been having some issues, I've asked this same question in many of the...
Posted by MichelleTripp
I'm 22 weeks pregnant and have been having some issues, I've asked this same question in many of the other boards but have yet to have any responses on it. Please respond to this if you have any information on Labetalol and pregnancy. I'm a nervous wreck!
I have supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) which is a rapid rhythm of the heart which involves an accessory pathway. Without medication my heart has several palpitations that throws the rhythm of my heart off and increases my heart rates from 100-120bpm to 190-200bpm. My OB/GYN and Cardiologist prescribed me Labetalol to decrease my heart rate and bp. I take 100mg twice a day. I have done much research about this medication and the potential risks for my unborn daughter, Malia. I am worried that since I started taking this medicine early in my second trimester that Malia could have complications with growth, heart, bp, and blood sugar.
I am placed on this medication because of fear that I will slip in another attack (I've had too many to keep track) and go into heart failure. I've been suffering with this since I was 14yrs old and prescribed Metaprolol when I wasn't pregnant. I am going to have open heart surgery six weeks after Malia is born, and hopefully that will get rid of this for good.
My questions are...
1. Have any of you ladies been prescribed Labetalol during pregnancy? If so did you have any complications with your newborn?
2. How early were you prescribed Labetalol in your Pregnancy?
3. Did any of you go into premature labor or had a premature baby?
4. If you know anything about SVT, is there a chance that Malia could develop this as well when she gets older?View Thread
Im thinking about putting Natalie on Enfacare for a little bit to help her gain some more weight. Shes only...
Posted by sheekstarr
Im thinking about putting Natalie on Enfacare for a little bit to help her gain some more weight. Shes only 5lbs right now. Anyone ever use this? Any problems with it? Ive read some reviews and some complain of gas problems but mostly everyone said it worked. Did your LO gain weight fast? Lots of spitting up? Gas?View Thread
Dear Members, Our engineering staff will be taking the Email Digests down at 2 p.m. ET today...
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Our engineering staff will be taking the Email Digests down at 2 p.m. ET today (Monday, Nov. 23) to do some work behind the scenes. Digests will be down for approximately 48 hours, and should be up and running around 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 25th.
hello mommies, had my little girl at 36 weeks. we are at home and its been about a week. my concern is...
Posted by peewee0603
hello mommies, had my little girl at 36 weeks. we are at home and its been about a week. my concern is her breathing it sounds like "to me" like she has something on her lungs. Now i dont think the hospital would have sent her home with me if she had and breathing problems. but to me it sounds like she is gasping for air. i dont have a humifier in the house do you all think i should invest in one and see how this works?View Thread
I just wanted to let you all know... My DD is nearly 10 1/2 month old now. She is a little...
Posted by princessbootzz
I just wanted to let you all know...
My DD is nearly 10 1/2 month old now. She is a little developmentally delayed, but has just started pulling herself up while in the playpen and can "kinda" shimmy-crawl. She began sitting up about a month ago. She can do that shimmy-crawl enough that she can get where she wants to go fast when she wants to get somewhere.
She is able to eat (broken up) crackers, but tends to have a bad choke reflex when it comes to anything above stage 2 foods.
She is still fully quarantined to the house...at least until her first birthday and it's looking like that's going to be a while beyond that. The doctors say that even a cold could be serious and put her back in the NICU. She coughs a lot and still wheezes sometimes. But that has improved dramatically over time. She is not on any medications. We believe she may be showing signs of asthma, but with the changes in the weather, the doctor sees a lot more respiratory issues this time of year, so we're just watching.
She will never be able to be vaccinated (we opted out due to religious reasons anyway) because she is Drug Hypersensitive and they could kill her. I'm told that this hypersensitivity is very common in preemies, but apparently most doctor either don't know about it or don't tell parents about it. We will always have to be extremely cautious about any medications (even over-the-counter) because of the hypersensitivity.
She seems to be very intelligent. The other day, she got her first baby doll. I showed her a couple of times what the dolls features were. Then I stated asking her to show me BabyDoll's nose, eyes, cheek, etc. And she pointed to the correct spots 90% of the time! I thought babies were much older for that. It seems like she's mentally there, perhaps moreso than normal, but physically has delays.
hi there... i just had my baby girl on october 6, and she was delivered at 35+1... i am a first time mom and...
Posted by ayameymami
hi there... i just had my baby girl on october 6, and she was delivered at 35+1... i am a first time mom and have so many questions and concerns it's ridiculous!
anyways... i noticed a lump on her lower spine early one... but didn't think anything of it since the delivery team, nicu team, and her pediatricians never showed any concern.
however, my mom came over and gave her first granddaughter a bath and totally freaked out about it! so then i got to wondering... is this something serious? perhaps none of the doctors or nurses even noticed!
despite coming home with me at 2 days old, she did have high jaundice scores & had problems with weight-gain for 3 weeks, and maybe with all that going on, nobody bothered to look at her back?
did anyone else have this issue, should i be worried, call the doctor, or what?View Thread
I went to her first appt today and she was 4lbs3oz. 'She was 4lbs6oz when we left the hossy. Im worried that...
Posted by sheekstarr
I went to her first appt today and she was 4lbs3oz. 'She was 4lbs6oz when we left the hossy. Im worried that she lost weight. The pedi said to just keep feeding her and she will see her bk in a wk. She took her off her bili blanket too. When I try to feed her when she isnt in the mood to eat (not asking for it) she acts as if the hole in the nipple is to big and shes getting to much milk at one time and she will gasp a little and swallow slowly till its gone. About every.. id say 1-2 hrs I can get her to down 2ounces or so (sometimes only one) but in between if I try to get her to eat more, she wont. And during the night she sleeps from about midnight till 5-6am before she wants to eat. I want her to gain weight so Im pushing food on her but its hard because if she dont want it, she wont eat it. She has poopey diapers in every changing, which is probably about every 2 hrs. And with her jaundice level going down and being removed from the blanket, I would think shes eating enough. but she lost weight!View Thread
I won't know my son when he comes home. I'm reading the parenting newborn post and I've started to feel...
Posted by newmommy1209
I won't know my son when he comes home. I'm reading the parenting newborn post and I've started to feel like I won't really know my own kid. I go to the Nicu as much as possible to spend all the time I can with him. But I can't be there to take care of him all the time. I'm worried that when he does come home I won't know what he wants from me. Like I just realized I don't even know if he sleeps through the night. I know he is a pretty happy baby but I don't really know him. I'm also worried that he will bond better with the nurses than with me. I know this sounds crazy and dh tells me that he knows who his mom is but I still feel self conscious with my own kid. Do any of you feel like this?View Thread
I had no idea there was a premmie board lol and Ive been around webmd since 2005! Anyway My name is Debbie....
Posted by sheekstarr
I had no idea there was a premmie board lol and Ive been around webmd since 2005! Anyway My name is Debbie. I have a 14 month old son and a 4 day old baby girl who was born 4 wks premature. She weighed 4lbs11oz and 17 inches. No time in the NICU and had a perfect 9/9 on her apgars. We only stayed in the hossy 2 days after birth!
Anyway, I also have a question. She seems to only eat 10cc at a time and thats every half hr to an hr. Sometimes she wants to have long stretches of sleep but I try to wake her at least every 2 hrs. I want her to eat at least 20cc at a time (we are talking about an ounce at a time) but she wont have it. Do you think Im expecting to much from her? Should I just let her direct me? She looks like she put on a little weight because her face looks fuller (not her arms and legs though) but I wont know for sure till her appt saturday. She has slight jaundice and is on the bili blanket too so I want her to eat! She has poop diapers at every changing. A sign that she's getting enough?View Thread
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