Hey all, im Nikki and im new on here, im just bursting to talk to people in the know of twin pregnancys, I have a 3yr old daughter, a highly intelligent daughter who has known im pregnant since i have and still has kept a secret to this day my pregnancy started off ratherly differently to what i had with amie, (daughter) for a start my husband laid beside me, touched my tummy and said "youre pregnant" i humoured him and took a test, then repeated it 3 times as i didnt believe my eyes, he was obviously right, i then became rather ill with morning sickness, extreme morning sickness, so much so that i couldnt go in my kitchen for everything seemed to smell and i couldnt stomach it, i then started to dream of twins, everywhere i went i heard people talking but only picked out words like "mulitiples" or "doubles", i told my partner i had a "strange" feeling that i wasnt carrying just the one, he laughed and this time humoured me, i went to see my local nurse practioner who couldnt believe i went from a 23" waist to over 30" in about 2 weeks, mainly bloated as its settled now, my body has accepeted the hormones rather well, but anyway, we went for a scan found out i was 8 weeks and 4 days pregnant with mo-di twins, meant nothing to me untill i found out it was one placenta two babies, and the stuff you read on the internet is completely awful so ive chose to ignore it, ive been in for another scan on my 9th week and 5 days as i had a bleed, the babies are very large and doing ever so well though, my midwifes speciality is multi pregnancys and couldnt quite believe how my babies are growing, i shall post up some pics for you later im now 12 weeks to the day, the morning sickness isnt as bad and im starting to get the butterflies that i had with amie, however feels rather chaotic, even if it feels nothing more than a feather tickling me, im in again on the 23rd for my down syndrome scan then my private consultant is seeing me every 2weeks from then.. to be honest i have no support from my family, as there is only my nan who is very old fashioned, one of 11 herself but see's things differently, and my mother who gave me to my nan to raise when i was two, so if anyone whos in my situation or anyone who knows anything comforting i'd love to listen or read, im joining tamba once ive had my next scan.. sorry for such a long written txt, im a woman and i do ramble... i hope all others expecting are very well and the babies are as in as good health xx
Hi there! I was pregnant with momo twins (same placenta and same sac) last year, but unfortunately miscarried (for reasons unrelated to them being momo twins). My doctor told me at the time that monochorionic twins needs to be monitored a lot closer because of some complications that can arise. Since you have mo-di twins, you don't need to worry about the really scary stuff, like cord entanglement, so that is really great! Lots of people carry modi's with no complications at all.
That is great that you are working with a midwife who specializes in multis. It's nice to get reassuring answers from someone who actually knows what they are talking about.
And I know what you mean about getting huge! I was already enormous at 6 weeks, it was ridiculous!
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