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so confused... help plz???

im 31 wks pregnant n I hopefully gettin induced in next few wka because I have crohns disease and pregnancy is effecting me so badly n my body is shuttin down... bt I feel so guilty because baby is under weight due to my illness and im so scared she wont make it even tho everything looks in ma favour... am I being selfish? should I just try n carry on till my body as completely shut down? should I take the risk at 33ish week? so scared n confused
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I dont think u are being selfish if you are induced earlier. Healthy mumma is healthy baby and the more you run your body into the ground the harder it would be for your body to support your baby. If the doctors say it is best to induce now i would do as they say. Again if you are barely functioning then it will be harder for u to carry your baby. Good luck and its not your fault in any way that youa re unwell and unable to carry full term. Xx
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I don't understand why your doctor hasn't done so yet. And why would you think you are being selfish? You are looking out for you and the baby. If you are stress, the baby gets stress. Maybe if you express your concern and suggest it to your doctor.
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This is one for the docs to decide, they'll weigh up how much your body can handle & your baby's needs. Baby needs you as healthy as possible to look after them when they're here, a completely shut down you won't be able to look after the baby. Good luck.
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because I feel that I should try and make it least 37wks... like there r so many problems later on on life like learning disabilities for prem babies, n I wanna give baby best start in life... I dunno so confusing... n dr as nt induced yet because I wanted to wait to c if thw new drugs they gave me for my illness wud start workin but they hvnt yet so not likely... im seeing my consultant Wednesday, so I think I may tell er im ready now... thank u for all ur kind words really means alot n hv definitely as put my mind abit at ease x
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Baby should be fine. Preemies have some delays but as they get older the catch right up. You don't want to cause long term problems with your body. Baby will need you as strong as possible. Babies require a lot of love and effort.
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aww ty thts brill to no that urs as caught up x
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I.have crohns my first I made it to 34 weeks and I'm 36 wks now with my second. Both were/are killing me bc of my medical issues, but in my option baby didn't choose this, I did. So I will keep baby in as long as I can do they are healthy.
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Babies delivered after 28 weeks can usually survive with medical help. Go as long as you can but don't feel guilty delivering early.
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sammiegirl what meds r u on? Im currently on steriods which ive been on since 8wks, n im on hurmia which as to stop next week because of passing over to baby... hw bad is ur flare? im passin blood n mucus daily goin loo around 20times unable to keep anything down without bein sick which as blood in... loads of pain pass out least 3times aweek through pain... n now ny mouth n top of throat is gettin swollen n covered in crohns sores... im in uk where abouts r u? x
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n thank u I'll try nt n pay tht shes all gd shes definitely healthu baby all shr does alday is kick move about so active x
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I had my first at 34 weeks and she was completely healthy. She is 10 now and has never been even a little bit behind the other kids her age. She was 4lb15oz be healthy as can be came home from the hospital in 3 days. Good luck to you wish both of you the best let us know how things turn out for you!
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aww ty thts gd news definitely gives me so much hope x
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