Does anybody have momo twins?
... on Tuesday I spoke with my doctor about my u/s results. They believe I have MoMo Twins- Monoamniotic-Monochorionic - meaning they share the same sac and placenta. This type of a pregnancy puts me at a high risk. My doctor said she's going to refer me to a specialist and that she can no longer be my provider during this pregnancy. She did set me up for another u/s on Dec 3rd- this Thursday to have another look before she hands my case over though. I am terrified to say the least. I know that no one has probly even heard of this- I know I never had...so I'll try to explain what is going on.
Usually identical twins split 3-4 days after fertilization...giving them time to have there own sac and their own placenta. Well momo twins separate 9 days after fertilization therefore they end up sharing a sac and placenta- if fertilization happens any later you end up with conjoined twins. (momo twins only happen in 1% of identical twins)
The cause for concern is hugely cord entanglement, cord compression and TTTS (twin to twin transfusion) this is where one baby gets all the nutrients- it could cause the other baby to become sickly and die or have brain damage. If one baby does die... it poses a huge risk to the thriving baby also b/c of being in the same sac.
Also all momo babies are born premature. It is too much of a risk for the babies to stay in the womb after 34 weeks. Usually the mom is admitted to the hospital around 26 weeks for constant monitering. And they will take the babies any time after 26 weeks if they have too.
So please if you made it through all this I'd really appreciate any thoughts and prayers. I really need it right now. I am praying that I've been misdiagnosed and that they will find a membrane between them at my next u/s. If you have any questions...feel free to ask. I know it's all a bit confusing!
I've got MoDi twins, I'm being scanned every 2 weeks to check for ttts
Try not to worry the majority of MoMo twins are born fine ttts only happens in 10-20% of cases and they can "fix" it. I know its hard not to worry but try and focus on positives, the babies need a nice calm mummy! Your being looked after well
Just wanted to add that most people I've known who are told they have MoMo twins are misdiagnosed and actually have MoDi. Hopefully this will be the case for you. The dividing membrane often can't be seen at first, so it may well be found on your next scan.
Whichever type of identical twins you are expecting, you will have fantastic care
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