Firstcry Parenting
Parenting Firstcry

Challenges after Delivery

Shraddha Gupta Mom of 2 children 1 Year ago
In reply to Vasudha L
Since our baby was premature, she was in NICU for 5 days due to sugar fluctuations; Breastmilk production, extraction to be given in NICU; had to keep her in certain temperature for first few weeks; only sponge bath for almost 1.5 months ( where people asked to give oil bath n doctors asked not to.. we went with doctor's advice) ; finding dress that fit her; Asking visitors to use hand sanitizer before touching baby; handling Anxiety when visitors with cough / cold/ fever came; Not to get offended when people commented that she is tiny; Increasing her weight by hourly feed and formula combination - an hour or two sleep per day for almost two months which resulted in back pain later - that almost made me bedridden for a day;

Now she is almost nearing baseline weight at 8 months. She has this special smile only for me; she is real fighter - has overcome so many obstacles; Makes my days special; except that she is not chubby , she is now active and reaching milestones as expected.
Hey Vasudha...after reading your story i found many similarities with my story...like having premature baby, being in NICU, milk extraction, those anxities, avoiding social norms and following only doctors advice, and the big one not having a chubby but an active baby...but i
am sure our babies smile always makes our day.
stay strong
Ruchita Mom of 2 children 1 Year ago
In reply to Vasudha L
Since our baby was premature, she was in NICU for 5 days due to sugar fluctuations; Breastmilk production, extraction to be given in NICU; had to keep her in certain temperature for first few weeks; only sponge bath for almost 1.5 months ( where people asked to give oil bath n doctors asked not to.. we went with doctor's advice) ; finding dress that fit her; Asking visitors to use hand sanitizer before touching baby; handling Anxiety when visitors with cough / cold/ fever came; Not to get offended when people commented that she is tiny; Increasing her weight by hourly feed and formula combination - an hour or two sleep per day for almost two months which resulted in back pain later - that almost made me bedridden for a day;

Now she is almost nearing baseline weight at 8 months. She has this special smile only for me; she is real fighter - has overcome so many obstacles; Makes my days special; except that she is not chubby , she is now active and reaching milestones as expected.
really. taking care of a premature child is tough. you did great. hats off. my baby girl had a low birth weight, though she is a full term baby. I am also going through people calling her tiny, weak etc. she is now 7 weeks old and weight is low. her growth is also slow maybe because of low birth weight. fitting clothes is a challenge for us as well. great to hear your experience.
ADD NEW COMMENT TO THIS POST

Post

Post

Post Anonymously
ADD NEW REPLY TO THIS COMMENT

Post

Post

Post Anonymously