moms of extremely preemature babies
July 30, 2007 8:42pm CST
do you ever feel like you missed out on certain things. my daughter was born at 27 weeks. for a long time i had a hard time dealing with certian things. i missed out on all of my third trimester. i had to have an emergency c-section. i really wanted to have a natural delivery with no drugs and i feel i missed out on the feeling of her comming out. after she was born they emediately took her away, i didn't get to see her until the next day and never got to hold her for about 2 weeks. i was so sad that i missed out on holding her after she was born and getting to breast feed and taking pictures with her. it took me a long time to get over this. now she's healthy it's gotten easier to forget about the moments i missed and just enjoy the moments i have now. did anyone else have to deal with this.
• United States
31 Jul 07
Awwww, I'm not the mother of a preemie, but my daughter is. She just delivered 2 months before her due date; he only weighs 2 pounds 10 ounces. I feel bad for both you and for her, it's hard seeing your baby being whisked away right after they're born, and then not getting to hold them. I'm glad she's healthy now!