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Grey's Anatomy Episode

Did anyone see the Grey's Anatomy episode yesterday? While it was interesting to see them talk about and show a NICU, they had some false info; in particular they showed a board with NICU graduates where they had a picture, along with gestational age at birth and their birth weight.  Most of the bafbies on the board that I could read said the babies were born at 20 and 21 weeks, with th oldest baby being born at 26 weeks and weighing 3+ pounds. Doesn't seem too accurate to me, at least from my knowledge....

 

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  • Wow! That's awesome that you caught the inaccuracies. You would think that the advisors, whom I believe are doctors, would have given more accurate info. It's stuff like this that perpetuates the stereotype that preemies are simply tiny babies that grow up to be "normal"

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  • I'm not a dedicated Grey's Anatomy follower, but I think there was also a preemie birth story line (maybe related to the episode last night?).  Anyway, the whole thing was kind of crazy to me, and the baby was enormous.  I like bringing some attention to the NICU, but I wish it was more fact based, too.
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  • ugh! this season of grey's has been hard to watch because they keep doing preemie related story lines. DH and I were also talking about how unrealistic it was that all the babies on that board said like 20-23 weeks.
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    My preemies Avery Grace & Ethan Michael were born at 27wk5d at 2 lb 4 oz and 2 lb 2 oz respectively. Avery spent 70 days in the NICU. Ethan spent 250 days in the hospital and underwent several surgeries before finally coming home!



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  • Glad I wasn't the only one thinking that there seems to be a lot of preemie storylines this year....didn't notice the dates on the board but was glad that they  tried to portray some of what preemie parents have to deal with
  • I did find it to be a bit off but you just never really know since every preemie is different. My son was almost 28 weeks but only weighed 15 ounces.
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