I am on partial bed rest due to pre-term labor and I am just starting to realize what it all could mean. I am 32 weeks today. My husband comes from a family of large babies and I have type 1 diabetes so our baby has been measuring 97th percentile at bi-weekly ultrasounds for many weeks now.
Tuesday she was said to be 5lb13oz. She has been consistently breathing for over 3 weeks on her ultrasounds (they said she was an overachiever and started early).
Does anyone know if these factors (large weight and breathing early on her own) would help her if she came in the coming weeks? Or is survival/complications solely related to gestational age?
I am trying to remain calm but educate myself a bit. I know we are past the really critical early stage since we are at 32 weeks. My husband was born at 34 weeks already weighing just under 7pounds (would have been close to 10lbs full-term) and breathing on his own and had no problems what so ever and is an engineer. I hold out hope that baby girl takes after her father and if she comes early it is because she was just good and ready to get on with life (as was her daddy). But as everything slowly sinks in I am starting to worry more!!
Just wondering if weight and breathing gives her a bit of an advantage if she does come early.