I really need some help on this issue, I'm so worried and don't know what to do.
My 22 year old sister just found out 3 weeks ago that she's pregnant. She was noticing her stomach was tight, and so they gave her an u/s to see how far along she was (she was thinking 3 months at most). It turns out she's 6 months along, at 28 weeks!
I am so nervous and scared for her baby. I know she'll turn out to be a great mom, (although I have concerns about the dad, at least he is stepping up) She's a college student though, she's been drinking and enough to get drunk a few times. Not multiple times a week, but often enough. Also, she was diagnosed with add, and has been taking adderoll.
She feels so embarrassed and ashamed about the whole situation. I don't want her to, I want her to be able to feel the same happiness I felt when I was pregnant with Thomas, but I don't know how to help. She feels horrible that she drank and everything, and that she was on the meds. My mom and I were going to make her a little care package, maybe a yankee onesie and a baby book to start helping her feel better.
I'm just so worried about my nephew (they found out its a boy). I'm really scared.
She's in the albany area right now, going to SUNY Albany. She'll be there until the middle of dec, only a month before her due date. Is there a really good doctor or a good place she could get set up at, in case something happened? I thought Albany med was a good hospital from my experiences, but I don't know how it is for l&d. I think at the moment she was using St. Peter's. Does either have a really good NICU?
thank you guys so much for listening to this. any advice is greatly appreciated!