I have some complications with my pregnancy, and will need to deliver no later than 34 weeks. I saw my high risk doctor yesterday and everything points to me being able to hold out until 34 weeks, but I am being hospitalized in case this needs to be earlier. Baby is now 3 lbs, 11 ounces at 31 weeks.
I know that this can vary dramatically, but DH and I are just trying to get an idea of what to expect. I've asked various physicians on potential length of NICU stay at 34 weeks and get really different answers- from 1 to 6 weeks. My MFM doctor yesterday was saying that after my c section (3-4 day stay), the baby could potentially go home with us. (!?!).
We won't know for sure until the birth, but what have your experiences been with 34 weekers? Also, we've been stocking up on preemie clothes and diapers- but just today my friend (who had a 26 week micro-preemie) was saying we should be buying newborn, instead.
Thanks in advance for any insights you can provide.