I'm 30 weeks pregnant, witch is a joy considering it's almost time for my daughter to arrive. :-) But she is trying to come out early and my biggest worrie is she wont develope righht in the NIC unit and i wont have the mommy instinkt that im supposed to.. any advice?
I had my son at 32 weeks and he is/was fine. Breathing on his own at birth. This baby will most likely come around the same time. He was fine, babies are most likely fine at that stage. Just a month or so stay in the hospital. Don't stress it's not good for you guys.
Awwe sweetie. Just try to hold her in as long as you can. That's being the best mommy you can right now. You'll be a great mommy. No worries. Showing you're worried now is already having mommy instinct. Luckily you're so close to the safe zone.
My daughter spent the first week of her life in the NICU and, I'll admit, it took me until she was around three months old to develop that mommy bond with her. For awhile, it was like she was just a baby I needed to take care of, and not MY baby. But as soon as it happened, it was like a switch flicked on - she was MY baby and I was her MOMMY and all the emotions that come with that.
Sometimes it doesn't happen right away, but the fact that you're already so worried about her means that you're well on your way to having the "mommy" feelings already. Good luck!
I had one of my daughters at 29wks. Don't be afraid to ask alot of questions if she does wind up in the nicu. Try to be there for all of her case management meetings so you are on board with everything going on. You will likely find that every nurse has a different opinion on the course that should be taken and although they have good points and reasons it doesn't mean it is the right one for you and your baby. Your mommy instincts will be there just don't be afraid to use them. Having a baby in the nicu can be overwhelming until you kinda get a feel for things. Are you going into pre-term labor or do you have other things going on. Stay strong momma!