Prayers for my pregnant sister! UPDATE! Baby born!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Tanichca, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    A few months ago, I posted about my pregnant sister. Well, we are weeks away from her due date, and she has a massive ovarian cyst that is causing equally massive pain. The cyst is pressing on the baby, so she is being induced early, in 10 days. She will be 39 weeks along, though the baby is small. There is a risk of respiratory, digestive, and mental issues if she goes early, but the doctor won't risk holding on too long in case the cyst bursts. So please, PLEASE, pray for a very healthy baby!!! This is my niece, my goddaughter, and I'll be a primary caregiver while my (unmarried) sis is at work. Thank you! :)
     
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    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Hope all goes well but I'm a little confused. I had mine at 37 weeks due to problems and that wasn't even considered premature. Seems very strange with all the complications they would make her wait till 39 weeks and at 39 weeks its basically full term so shouldn't be any complications due to being early??
     
  3. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Well, baby is very small, only about 5 pounds. Maybe that won't make too much of a difference, but since both parents are over 6ft tall, and everyone in my family has weighed at least 8 pounds at birth, my sister is really worried.
     
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    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    See that seems strange too, if small babies are not the norm you would also think they would bring delivery forward as it may not be getting enough from placenta not delay till almost the last minute. Is she seeing a specialist? Know its probably too late in it all but I'd be wanting a second opinion because her dr seems to be doing the opposite of what I would expect.
     
  5. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    Guessing a baby's weight before birth is a very inexact science. Even with ultrasound, a baby can be bigger or smaller than what drs predict. I've heard of babies that were predicted to be 10 lbs or more come out at only 6 lbs or so. If she's full term, and 39 weeks is that, her baby most likely will be born at a good weight. Keeping your sister in my prayers.
     
  6. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Oh, Tani, what a worry for your family. Praying that all will be well for your sister and her daughter.[​IMG]
     
  7. We Prey she is Okay!
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Any update Tani? Those doubters out there, the OP is along time member and not prone to "stories". If she says there is an issue, there is an issue. Tani, my prayers are with your sister.
     
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    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    I assume you are referring to me? Thanks for misreading my intent. My doubts lie with the competence of her doctor.
     
  10. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    The doctor is one of the best in the city. If she's worried, theres a reason to be.

    Zoe is pretty freaked out, but, as you guys have been saying, there probably won't be anything wrong. Her baby shower is today, so she'll definitely be getting any last knicknacks that she's missing. :)
     

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