I am anxious about giving birth early: Advice?

I’m 34 weeks pregnant, and already 2cm dilated and 50% effaced. I’ve been seen by my midwife ect they are keeping an eye on everything, but I’m really anxious about delivering early. Has anyone been through this? Was ur baby ok? How long did they have to stay in the NICU? Did u make it to at least 37 weeks?


I had my daughter at 32 weeks and no time in the nicu

With my third pregnancy my daughter was born at 34 weeks. She was small, 4 pounds 1 oz and 17 inches long. But she was healthy! We were monitored in the NICU for 2 weeks, partly because she got fluid in her lungs. But it’s usually just a few days to a week as long as everything is ok. Sometimes babies don’t even go to the NICU at all. Best of luck mama.

I had my daughter at 37 she was really small and for at least a month I had to help her poo, but no time in NICU

Had a 34 weeker and a 35 weeker. 3 week stay with my first 2 weeks with my second. My best advice is to plan to stay through your original due date then if you get released earlier you’ll be happily surprised.

I had my 2nd baby at 34 weeks no nicu time and we left the hospital the next day, she is now a very healthy and active 8 year old.

My son and daughter were born at 36 weeks. Son was 7 lbs 9 oz, daughter was 6 lbs 6 oz. They were my 3rd and 4th pregnancies, no NICU time, and I was 2 cm for the weeks preceding both

Both of my kids were 6days early with each one.

My son was born at 34 weeks exactly and we only had to stay in NICU for 8 days and he was 4lb 15oz. He was bigger then my daughter who went 4 days before her due date lol

I was 50% effaced and 3 cm dilated from about the 34-35 week mark. He ended up staying in until 39 weeks, 5 days. At 38 weeks they wanted to strip my membrane but I declined. I was miserable but he wasn’t ready.

I was 2 cm for a good 2 weeks before I was induced at 39 weeks

I had my daughter at 33 weeks. She was 4lb 7oz and spent 2 weeks in the Nicu and that was just sorting her feeding out and gaining the weight she lost.

My oldest was born at 29 weeks. She spent 8 weeks in the NICU. She’s a 100% beautiful and very healthy 12 year old now! :heart:

I was 3 weeks early. Only 2 cm dilated at my last appointment. No time in NICU. My water broke and she was coming no matter what lol.

My first daughter was born at 35 1/2 weeks she was 6 pounds health as she is 16 now, my second daughter was born at 34 week she was small about 6 pounds 10 health only had trouble with keeping her sugars up for the start day she is healthy 7 yr old now both girls home in 3 days after birth.

30 n 32 weeks n came home with me (c-section) so 4 and 6 days they where in amd are perfect

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I’m 33 weeks and was 1cm dilated and 50% effaced at my last appointment almost a week ago. I’m scared too. I could not handle NICU time with this whole pandemic going on! I know he’d be safe and healthy with an extremely low chance of passing away, but being separated from him is my biggest fear

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At 34wks with my 2nd I was 2cm and also 50% effaced, up until I was induced 1 week past my due date


My baby was born at 35 weeks, small and weak but no NICU needed and we went home after a week. She’s 8 now and still small but totally fine.

I had my last 2 at 36 weeks and 36 weeks and 5 days both were born at 6lbs and the 2nd was 6lbs 1oz. They both failed the car seat test and had to travel home in car seat beds… we called them their Geek seat until they were big enough to hold their head up in the car seat without stopping breathing. Which was when they were about 8 weeks old. Both came home 2 days after giving birth just fine except they had their special car seats. The picture shows the type of car bed they had