Sure it is easy for me to say be patient (or continue in pain if you're aching) since I have had two very easy pregnancies and had very few complaints. However, this is the health of you baby we are talking about here! Let’s not even talk about the cost of a NICU stay- seriously some people in our family (Sup husband?) haven’t gotten over that price tag. Besides the initial concerns of having a baby prematurely there are often health implications for years to come for these little ones. We are talking developmental delays, apnea, respiratory issues, anemia, hemorrhaging and more. I'm not trying to scare anyone but we need to be aware of this. The longer they stay in (in most cases) the healthier they come out.
I can remember writing thank you notes after our baby shower saying “I just can’t wait to meet her,” and I did just five days later. I could have waited longer and wish that would have been the case. Check back next week for my NICU tips- if your baby ends up in the NICU you will want to know these.