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#26 6plus2

Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:59 PM

I just want to say to hang in there as it is SO hard being pregnant with twins and those last weeks are so uncomfortable.

Try to rest as much as possible and think of the positives - better in than out under 34 weeks.

#27 Mel1609

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

Just wanted to ask another question - had a scan today ( am 32.5 weeks ) and twin 1 is now breech. So unless he turns again, which is unlikely now due to their size ( twin one is 1.9 kg, twin two is 2.3 kg ) I will neede a caesar.
I have a hospital appointment in two weeks so I'll ask them then, but if a caesar is needed, do they induce earlier than 38 weeks ?

Cheers ladies.

#28 Helena Handbasket

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:58 PM

I had a VB birth and was induced at 37+2 because I was just so over it, i was crying every night because I was exhausted and in constant pain and it was really starting to impact on my mental health. I had to fight for it because the OB wasn't keen, but I was a heartbeat away from stopping at Lincraft on the way home to pick up a crotchet hook to rupture my own waters. So depending on your circumstances, how the babies are and your OB there is a chance they may schedule your CS earlier than 38 weeks.

I also had no problem taking a proper deep breath straight away after they were born. The relief was immediate!

Sleeping upright in the rocking chair we'd bought for the nursery helped but the best thing were warm radox baths (it's the bright green muscle soak one) DH had to help me in and out, but I found they were totally worth the effort of getting in and out.

#29 Mel1609

Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:15 AM

Don't mention the bath, space kitty - my bathroom reno started today - no bath for two weeks !!!

#30 The Awesome One

Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:28 AM

They might but from what I have heard they don't like to, I was booked in at 37+5 so only 2 days off 38wks but it was because I had obstetric cholestasis so they didnt want to leave them in there any longer

#31 newyearbaby

Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:13 PM

I think it depends on the hospital and how long you carried your previous singleton, etc.
Some hospitals or Ob's will let you go into labour naturally and then perform the caesar. But not sure how common this is.

How are you feeling now anyway? Were you hoping for a vaginal delivery?

I am having a shocking day and can't move from the lounge. My mum is here now thank goodness so I am not even trying to move now.

#32 Mel1609

Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:39 PM

nyb - today I feel like absolute crap ! I've had some reno's start today so no chance of a sleep, but DH has just said he'll be home by half 3 - relief ! And mum called to say she is dropping off dinner. I am lucky I have such great support. My hips are so damn sore - if I've been sitting/lying down awhile, I have to be really careful before I put weight on them again, and I'm so fidgety and restless, forget restless leg syndrome, I have restless body syndrome - yet another reason I can't sleep.

#33 Helena Handbasket

Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:01 PM

Can you ask for a referral to see a physio? They may be able to help you with some ideas do reduce the pain in your hips?

I dont know how practical it would be, but could you buy/hire some crutches to use occasionally so that when you are standing and walking, you can bear some of the weight on your arms rather than having it all on your legs and hips?

#34 newyearbaby

Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:19 PM

I can relate to the restless body syndrome too. I find an extra dose of iron helps a bit with it. Enough to help me feel sane anyway.

Good luck with the reno. We did our bathrooms when DS1 was 8 weeks old. I used to wander the streets with him in the pram, as it was so noisy and messy at home. Ours took 8 weeks, when it was meant to take 4. Hopefully yours doesn't stretch out too long.

#35 newyearbaby

Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:33 PM

Just thought I'd check in and see how you are going?

Are you coping better now the finish line is in sight?

I'm 34 weeks and the countdown is on....

#36 Mel1609

Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:24 AM

Caesar booked for Monday - yippee !!! Both boys now breech but healthy, so Monday it is - I'll be 37 + 3 so can't complain really.

Am a bit nervous about the op, as have never been under the knife before, I hope I recover quickly as I want to be able to pick my babies up right away.

How are you going, nyb ??

#37 stella777

Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:47 PM

How exciting for you Mel! Hope everything goes smoothly on Monday and well done to have made it this far original.gif

#38 newyearbaby

Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:39 AM

Oh wow, how exciting!!!

I am doing well (34+6 weeks). Both boys are big and measuring at 38+2 and 38+1 so all good there. I think I have 2 weeks left at the most, but we'll see. They are both head down still so I'm hoping for as natural delivery as possible. We'll see on that one too.

Look forward to hearing your announcement after the big day, when you get around to it. Good luck with it all and hope you have a speedy recovery.

#39 newyearbaby

Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:50 PM

Ditto!!!

#40 mumto3princesses

Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:59 PM

I hope it all went well and you recover quickly

#41 Mel1609

Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:28 PM

Well, all went well, and am recovering quickly !Ben and Henry born Monday, weighing 6 pound 10 and 6 pound 11, and both are just so beautiful. Caesar was ok, but not that pleasant, glad it's all over. Now just home enjoying my significantly larger family !

Thanks for the well wishes, girls.

#42 Helena Handbasket

Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:37 PM

Congrats! Glad to hear you are recovering well. The boys were great weights, good job Mum!!

#43 heatherbell89

Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:02 PM

Congrats, enjoy your twin cuddles original.gif Love your boys names too

#44 newyearbaby

Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:15 AM

Oh congratulations. Great weights and names. Glad you are recovering fast. Update us again in a few weeks if you can on how it's all going. Enjoy!!




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