I am concerned about my NICU baby; Advice?

Could you post a question for me? I was induced at 38 weeks, and my son was born on December 12th. He went down for a brief NICU stay due to his sugar being a little low, and they noticed he was having apneic episodes while hooked up to the monitors. He would hold his breath, and his heart rate would dip while he was sleeping. The first few times, he required the nurses to intervene, but now he’s doing what they call “self-stimulation “ where he fixes it on his own. We are now home, but he is on a monitor to watch his breathing and heart rate. Has anyone else experienced this with their little ones? The Drs believe it’s more of a transitional thing and him learning to breathe on his own. I constantly worry about him, and I hate that he has to wear the monitor but am scared of what could happen when it’s gone.


I think the only advice is the doctors advice. Lots of prayers for your baby :pray: sorry you had to be induced so early :cry:

I had a cousin do that,she out grew it

You have every right to have anxiety over this. I suggest sleeping in his room, if possible, for piece of mind.

My son was born two weeks early and this happened to him as well. The monitor is a huge help but he did sort it out himself and he has completely out grown it now at 20 months. I know you will worry it’s only natural. my son also slept in my room for months more for my piece of mind and so I could rest. To this day if his breathing changes I hear it on the monitor and I am wide awake and in his room Trust your instincts and if you feel like something’s wrong go back to the hospital. Stay strong mama and try and get some rest yourself .

This happened with my daughter. She stayed in the NICU a week. And the day we were discharged from the hospital we had to go straight to her pediatrician before home.
Honestly with the monitor and blood sugar tests, it’s stressful. The lack of sleep is absolutely exhausting.
But all we were told is to monitor the situation and report to the nearest ER if anything changes + frequent Dr appts.
It gets better just give it some time.

My second was born at 33 weeks and she had bradys bad. Anytime she would deep sleep, change her diaper or even feed her…if you made her mad she wouldn’t breathe. She was supposed to go home 3 times but those bradys kept her in. We got an owlet and used it on her. By the time he hit 4 months adjusted she was fine.

I was induced at 35 weeks and my son stayed in nicu fot 3 weeks and now has a feeding tube… could be a lot worse…

My daughter had sleep anpea I bought a sleep mat to put under her mattress she never stopped breathing that I know off I would try not to worry about as you will not get any rest and rest is what you need now my daughter was born at 32 weeks I brought her home when she was 3 weeks old one thing for sure if his sleeping was that bad he would still be in nicu now x

My son was born 3 months early at 26+6 and had an 82 day stay in the NICU. He also had heart rate dips and had to come home on the heart monitor. I slept in the same room with him for the first 3 months he was home bc i was also worried about me not being able to hear him. He still had the monitor go off every so often but i was always right there and the NICU and his pediatrician said to look at the baby, not the monitor when it goes off. Thankfully, He didn’t need any intervention after hearing the monitor go off after he was discharged.
He eventually got off of the heart monitor at 6 months and is now a thriving 9 month old.

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You can always look into the Owlet baby monitor , can be used until 18 months old. I had it with my daughter my daughter never had a “false alarm” and it gave me a piece of mind .


Get an owlet sock it monitors oxygen and heart rate and you can check it on an app on your phone as well it will sound an alarm if either falls below normal levels

My son was a twin born 29+6. He was in the nicu for about 90 days. He was on oxygen and came home with it and a monitor. He slept in my room the entire time he had the monitor and the oxygen. Trust your instincts and if you think something isn’t right, then you’re probably correct. My son ended up self correcting and was able to come off the oxygen and monitor somewhere around 7-8 months old. Look at how the baby is when the monitor does go off, sometimes they do go off for no reason. Which of course makes your heart skip a beat. Good luck!

I use a owlet moniter on mime to help ease that stress hopefully he will grow out if it

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My son was born at 29 weeks and he was in the NICU for 72 days. He was hooked up to a machine like that for 70 days. My son outgrew the episodes but it was very stressful at first coming home without the monitor.

You have every right to have anxiety because of all this ! You are a warrior and ur baby is a fighter keep fighting with him! Prayers and hugs

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My son did something similar and 911 was called and they thought he had a seizure. He didn’t. It’s them learning. Learning how to function a body can be more difficult then others. I got my son a owlet to ease my mind. I wish you peace of mind mama!!

My daughter was born at 25 weeks and did this. They DO outgrow it. Try sleeping in the same room, that may give you a little peace of mind at least. Hang in there mama, you got this!!

My son was born a month early in February and was in the NICU for 2 weeks, he was on a CPAP for 2 days, and feeding tube until he was able to drink and swallow his formula.

I had three premie babies get an Owlet you can order it from Target. It will tell you if the baby stops breathing