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Old Oct 1st, 2010, 07:04 AM   91
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thanks so much ladies =) feeling so happy and positive about the little man now i just know he's guna be a healthy lil chubba!just like my first lo and she was soooo cute with big lips and a chubby face cos she was 9pound 4.lol.
jessabella its not wrong at all!lol.not many women go through thinking the worst and that their baby might come so early its dangerous and then have to go all the way to term!lol.i think my dr will move mine earlier there's no reason why not bub is healthy measuring 2 weeks ahead and doing all the right things im sure he'l be fine!
with mikayla i had threatened preterm at 33 weeks with steroids due to a severe bleed and ended up going 9days over before being induced!it was torture when they prepare u for a premmie and u go OVER!!

welcome aspen10..im so sorry for the loss of ur twins and i hope this time ur stitch is successful..i am not carrying twins but was unable to receive a stitch and bed rest and medication lengthened my cervix so no matter what they say i know it helps!



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2010, 09:36 AM   92
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Hi there, I was wondering if I could join you ladies on here? A little bit about myself, currently 19 weeks pregnant with twins. I had a shirodkar stitch placed at 12 weeks, this was due to a previous loss of twins at 22weeks 5days in my previous pregnancy. My cervix was fine at 20 week scan but at 21 weeks I had another scAn and it was seen that cervix had opened. An emergent cerclage was attempted to be placed and the amniotic sac of baby was ruptured during procedure. I went 10 days before the contractions started and unfortunately I lost both babies, was an extremely sad time for us. However we continued with the ivf treatment and I have been blessed with twins again although it's so scary.

I had my last scan on Wednesday and cervix is holding well with stitch, length was around 4.9cm. I have placed myself on bed rest since 12 weeks and although I have been told that it won't make any difference i really don't want to take any risks. I lay on the couch in the day and have recently just been leaving the house to go to appts or other necessary trips. I'm really not sure on how struct the bed rest should be as every time I do walk now I'm out of breath and feel very unfit.

I really hope I can join you ladies and provide support for one another to get through these tough days. My first milestone being 21 weeks when it went wrong last time.

Looking forward to getting to know you all and any advice would be appreciated.

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wow they measured you and gave you another scan..they wont do that for me..what part of kent are you..maybe my doctors are dodgy



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2010, 10:46 AM   93
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Hi jessabella, I was seeing a private consultant in Sevenoaks so he saw me for anomoly scan at 20 weeks and was gonna see me 2 weeks later, but cos he knew I was worried he agreed to check again a week later. I'm with the same consultant this time and after my appt on wednesday im seeing him again in 2 weeks. It is expensive but at least I cansee him when I need to. I'm not far from you only in Gravesend. I paid privately for him to do my stitch too.



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Old Oct 1st, 2010, 13:21 PM   94
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Do you mind sending me a PM to give me details and how much it cost..I dont care if he is exspensive...I just feel like I need to know details..is that weired?? I have private insurance as well..maybe that will offset the cost..I dont know ..or maybe I should just trust my doctors



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2010, 16:46 PM   95
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I'm unsure how to send a pm?? Could u advise pls



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Old Oct 1st, 2010, 17:11 PM   96
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you can just click on my name and then go to send private message.



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2010, 17:58 PM   97
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Hey everyone. Hi Aspen10 - so sorry to hear you lost your twins love, that is heartbreaking. I'm thrilled that you're pregnant with twins again tho hun x

I'm not sure how much of my story you know, but I recently had twins after a shirodkar stitch was placed at 12wks. My pregnancy was scary, plagued with BH contractions and lots of frightening symptoms, but none of them amounted to anything and I went on to deliver 9 and 7Ib twins at 38 plus weeks.

I had cervical scans every 3wks from 15wks, and mine was 4cms at 18wks, so yours is looking excellent. The shirodkar stitch is brilliant, and held absolutely firm for my massive pregnancy, when my cervix was under a huge strain. Your current cervical length makes it unlikely that it will now shorten and open over the next few weeks. The stitch creates an overall tension in the cervix, and makes it firm and closed where previously it opened.

When I had the stitch placedm the doc said she had never seen such a floppy cervix - which it shouldn't be at 12wks. Despite that, it didn't change at all until 25wks, when it had funneled slightly at the top. It never funneled past the stitch tho, so it definitely did its job.

As for rest, I kept off my feet pretty much round the clock. Tbh, I felt like the babies were falling out throughout the pregnancy, and I daren't be upright for more than 20mins anyway. I was too scared to do anything but lie down!! I too was never officially told to rest, but I wasn't taking any chances.

The twin pregnancy threw up lots of extra aches and pains which mimicked prem labour for me, so the second/early third trimester wasn't much fun, but it was all worth it in the end to bring home two healthy chunks ;-)

I believe ALL twin ladies should rest anyway, but especially us IC mamas. Take care, and please let us know how you get on. If there's anything you need to ask, please do - I really want to help support you thru the next few months x

PS - Drink 2/3 glasses of water per hour with twins x



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2010, 06:51 AM   98
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Jessabelle, I have clicked onto your profile however nowhere does it state send a pm? Sorry am I just being stupid here?



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Old Oct 2nd, 2010, 07:05 AM   99
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Hi Lizzie

Many thanks for your message. Gosh u didn't have an easy ride either. Can't believe what great weight your twins were and well done on getting to 38 weeks, really does provide me with confidence that it can be done.

I've been terrified of things going wrong and have had loads of scans already. I also had a pretty rough ride up to 14 weeks with big bleeds at 9 and 11 weeks and then there was a hematoma which could be seen on scan. Thankfully disappeared at 15 weeks scan.

I have been on strict bed rest since around 12 weeks (self imposed). I have seen 2 consultants who have both said that br makes no difference. Like u though I am too frightened to carry on as normal. My daily routine is to get out of bed around 12 ish and then go lie on couch downstairs for tbe rest of the day. Getting up to go toilet and then getting up to put tv on, grab something or eat my food. I'm staying with my mum so she prepares my food for me. Lizzie, what did your daily routine consist of? How much did you actually get up and walk around or leave the house. Mobviously leave the hous for appts, blood tests etc.

My knee has really started to hurt and my skin is becoming quite saggy where I amlying down most of the time. My back also really aches some days. Did you do any sort of exercises? When did you start to walk around and get back on your feet? Sorry for all the questions, but it's so nice to be able to talk to someone who also carried twins. Did you wear any sort of compression stockings?

I'm so sorry to bombard you with all these questions!, would be grateful for any sort of advice.

Hope all you other ladies are doing well. Seems everyone is a little further on than me.

Lizzie, your family pic of your children looks great x



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Old Oct 2nd, 2010, 07:09 AM   100
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Do you mind sending me a PM to give me details and how much it cost..I dont care if he is exspensive...I just feel like I need to know details..is that weired?? I have private insurance as well..maybe that will offset the cost..I dont know ..or maybe I should just trust my doctors
JB- you have now reached a stage where you don't need scans tooo frequently, and remember docs are always mindful of the small infection risk everytime they internally scan your cervix - it's a case of balancing the risk hun x



 
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