30 Weeks

[image]Seth Glenn

Seth Glenn

My partner’s family had a history of pre-eclampsia, her mother lost her first child to it, and then her sister gave birth at 28 weeks. Seth was delivered at 30 weeks due to pre-eclampsia and lack of fluid in the womb.

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I had always been nervous at the dating (12 week) scans, but always looked forward to the anomaly (20 week) scans, so I entered the room smiling, told the sonographer I didn't want to know what gender the baby was, laid down and pulled my top up.

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I had a normal first pregnancy, so having an early baby came as quite a shock. When we spent time in the Newborn Care Centre at RNSH we came to appreciate very quickly that, although Zoe was very little, she was perfectly healthy and just needed to grow.

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Our struggle and amazing story.

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I fell pregnant at 38 very scary in itself and then my waters broke at 21 weeks, the Dr thought it was estragon and told me not to worry, but I was worried and seen another doctor who advised me to have an amnio.

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I had the most horrible pregnancy with morning sickness until 22 weeks, food poisoning at 6 weeks, chicken pox at 10 weeks, and back-pain so bad I couldn't even walk or get out of bed some days. I also suffered terribly from oedema or swelling.

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Throughout my pregnancy I had been deemed high risk as I had a previous preemie baby due to prom at 32 weeks, and successful treatment for cervical cancer prior to this also.

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My name is Amy and my princess Isla was born at 30 weeks and 6 days at King Edwards Hospital in Perth weighing 1600grams, she was so tiny and so precious.

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[image]Marque and Andre

Marque and Andre

My husband and I were over the moon when we found out that I was pregnant. At 8 weeks I had my first ultrasound and I will never forget the day that I found out I was pregnant with twins. Undoubtedly one of the happiest days of our lives. At around 16 weeks we found out we were having identical twin boys.

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When I found out I was pregnant at the age of 17 it was such a shock, I didn’t know what to do, but I knew I was definitely going to have my baby. I was so terrified to tell my family and put it off for weeks I just didn’t know how to tell them. But when I did they eventually came around.

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My pregnancy was quite a smooth one up until the last week. I was only 30 weeks pregnant while attending our hospital antenatal class. Half way through I didn’t feel well and ran to the bathroom, having a placental abruption.

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Miracle Mum, Melissa, shares the story of her first born entering the world early. 
Byron was my first child, everything was completely normal until my 30 week appointment and within 48 hours I had a gorgeous tiny baby boy. Byron was an absolutely gorgeous boy but we were both quite unwell, Byron was only 1kg and I had severe preeclampsia putting myself in ICU and Byron in NICU.  We were both in for a bumpy ride.

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