How long did you stay in hospital for after the birth of your twins?
- and what factors determined this?
, Mar 11 2012 11:53 AM
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:40 PM
I had my pair at 38+1wks. C section. We stayed in for 7 days. I was discharged on day 5 but stayed as a boarder for the extra 2 to establish feeding. The girls were 2.4 and 2.6 kg and twin 2 required oxygen due to breathing difficulties so was in special care the first 2 days. Both slightly jaundice and twin 1 had a few breathing issues on day 6 and was put into special care on oxygen for the day.
My paediatrician wanted the girls to be in some sort of feeding routine before we left. He was worried about their weight.
Although I wanted to come home and let the fun begin, I am really glad we stayed and am very thankful for the care we were given especially in establishing feeding.
When i'd booked into the hospital(public) they told me 3 days for natural birth, 5 for a c-section and an extra day for twins.
I hadn't anticipated 38+ weekers to need special care though so that was a suprise.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:18 AM
35 weekers - we all had 10 days in hospital. Would have been 8, but DD developed a vomitting bug, and since both twins had jaundice (one slight, the other was under lights), they decided to keep us all in, and hope that it wasn't passed on. Luckily it wasn't passed on, and we were all home day 10.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:30 AM
I had my twins at 38+2 by c/s.
They were born at 2pm on Friday afternoon and I was home for dinner on Saturday
(by my choice!)
I hate being in hospital and the doctor knew that I wouldn't hang around so were happy enough for me to go.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:30 PM
I had a c/s at 36 weeks.
I stayed in 7 nights, then an extra 2 nights rooming in (the boys were in SCN) and we were home!
Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:03 AM
I had my girls at 31+0 (spontaneous onset of labour). I had a normal birth with only a couple of stitches and was physically capable of leaving by the next morning. Fortunately I was a private patient in a major public hospital and being private meant my obstetrician was able to keep me in for a full 7 days
The hospital wanted me gone cause my babies were in the NICU-->SCN and as physically I didn't need any care there was actually no reason for me to be there, it was only I wanted to be close to my babies. Leaving hospital without my babies is still the most traumatic experience I've ever endured :'(
It depends on so many factors as you seem fully aware of! All the very best
Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:13 AM
I don't have twins, but I was adamant that I wanted the one night stay in the birth centre with DH and bub. Unfortunately, I had a PPH so had to stay in hospital on the postnatal ward for 3 nights. I am sooo glad I did. I received amazing care. It may not be what you want, and hopefully you'll be able to leave with your twins sooner rather than later, but if you can't you may find it's different this time around. All the best
Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:17 AM
I was induced at 38wk with my twins .... both VB and a nice healthy weight so no care needed. I still stayed in for 5 days.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:33 PM
Just thought I'd update this for anyone doing their own research.
I ended up having a very easy natural birth with my boys at 36+5 weeks. I was ready to go home within hours but because they were slightly premature we weren't able to get onto the early discharge program for at least 24 hours. One of my boys also ended up on antibiotics because of a potential sepsis infection, so this held us at hospital for 48 hours.
The staff in postnatal were great this time round. However, the bed was the most uncomfortable thing I have ever experienced, and caused me major pelvic pain. Worse than the pregnancy itself, so I was very grateful to get home.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:02 AM
Babies were born at 9:15pm and 9:39pm (vaginal delivery, no pain relief or epidural) after a very fast labour on Monday night and we were home Thursday midday (I was agitating to get out of there from Wednesday first thing onwards because I hate hospitals and we had a private midwife who was visiting us at home and we wanted to get home to our toddler, and had plenty of family help at home, but our twins were 36w4d so they didn't want us released early). I was particularly concerned to get out of there because Twin 2 was looking a bit tanned and I was freaking out he would be held back for jaundice, but not necessary in the end.
Twin 1 did end up having feeding issues and lost too much weight and ended up on topup ebm bottles and then was fully ebm fed after 3 months. Maybe the hospital would have picked that up earlier but I doubt it as they weren't big on weighing. I had a lot of nipple damage but the hospital midwives were crap at dealing with that anyway so it wouldn't have done me any good to stay. They were of the "hold boob and ram baby's head" persuasion. You always know you're in good hands when they start up with that caper!
In my experience it is sometimes hard to remember that THE HOSPITAL IS NOT A PRISON AND THEY CANNOT MAKE YOU STAY. We were at RPA as private patients and had our own room and it was fine, but there was only a single bed (husband was styaing with me on the couch), the food was inadequate for someone breastfeeding twins (they started giving me 2 meals!) and they would not let us remove the babies from the maternity ward which was just insane because see above and also: our babies, not RPA's babies. I really needed some sunshine by the time we escaped.
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