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Old Aug 14th, 2016, 10:58 AM   11
MommyPrice
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How many weeks pregnant did you have your twins? 37+4
Spontaneous labor or induction? It was going to be an induction (I had developed cholestasis), but twin b flipped last minute, thus resulting in a c-section
How long was your labor? I never went into labor
Elective c section or emergency section? Not really an emergency, but it was not scheduled
Assisted delivery? C-Section
How long did it take to heal? 3 weeks till I could properly walk again, 6 weeks till I felt completely normal
How much did each baby weigh? 6lbs 11oz, and 6lbs 06oz
How long did you stay in hospital after the birth? 3 days
Any complications during labor or after with you or babies? Twin A had some jaundice, but nothing terrible. My right leg was very swollen afterwards, but nothing ever came from it.

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Old Aug 14th, 2016, 22:45 PM   12
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40 weeks
Induction
Hmmm, maybe 12 hours? Not sure
Had one vaginally and after 90 minutes of attempted delivery of second I had a c-section for twin B
Maybe 2 weeks or so
7 lbs 7 oz and 7 lbs 10 oz
Not sure how long I was in---about 5 days
No complications with babies other than some feeding issues (breast feeding). I ended up with crazy swollen legs once I got home and really bad chest pain (possible broken rib?)



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2016, 07:48 AM   13
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How many weeks pregnant did you have your twins? 37 (after 17 weeks of bed rest/hospitalization for pre-term labor)
Spontaneous labor or induction? spontaneous
How long was your labor? 17.5 hours
Elective c section or emergency section? Vaginal delivery in an OR in case of issues
How long did it take to heal? Several weeks
How much did each baby weigh? 5lbs and 4.5 lbs
How long did you stay in hospital after the birth? 4 days due to low baby weight. No NICU time, just monitoring
Any complications during labor or after with you or babies? No

From all that I've read and heard from twin parents, each birth and experience is different! Good luck to you!!



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2016, 18:42 PM   14
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How many weeks pregnant did you have your twins? 34+1
Spontaneous labor or induction? Spontanious
How long was your labor? 7 hours
Elective c section or emergency section? Planned
Assisted delivery? N/A
How long did it take to heal? Healed well. Doing everything usual but still with pain at 2 weeks.
How much did each baby weigh? 4lb 6oz, 4lb 2.5oz
How long did you stay in hospital after the birth? 4 days. They did say I could go on the afternoon of the 3rd day but since they had plenty room, I stayed 1 more day and just sat in SCBU the whole time.
Any complications during labor or after with you or babies? No



 
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Old Aug 19th, 2016, 12:04 PM   15
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Hello ladies! As I'm getting closer to having my twins I'm becoming more anxious about the birth. I'm hoping to get some insight from some of you guys. Feel free to answer any of my questions. I'd really appreciate it!

How many weeks pregnant did you have your twins? 33 weeks.
Spontaneous labor or induction? C-section
How long was your labor? N/A
Elective c section or emergency section? They were both breech so elective, but earlier than planned!
Assisted delivery?
How long did it take to heal? Not long at all. I was off pain meds by day 3 and was driving by 2.5 weeks.
How much did each baby weigh? 4lbs 8oz and 4lbs 4oz.
How long did you stay in hospital after the birth? 6 nights.
Any complications during labor or after with you or babies? Babies were taken to NICU straight away and stayed for 7.5 weeks as they couldn't coordinate sucking, swallowing and breathing due to severe reflux. I haemorrhaged and needed blood transfusions. Was also on magnesium sulphate due to preeclampsia. Sounds lots worse than it was.

Sorry if some of the questions are personal. I have so many unanswered questions and I feel like my midwife and consultant aren't that experienced with multiples and I just would like to hear from people who have experienced it.
Answers in quote. Good luck xx



 
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Old Aug 19th, 2016, 22:04 PM   16
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38 weeks
Elective c section since both babies were breech
6lbs 15oz and 6lbs 1oz
Got to breast feed almost right away
No complications



 
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Old Aug 21st, 2016, 22:22 PM   17
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How many weeks pregnant did you have your twins?
34+1
Spontaneous labor or induction?
Neither.
How long was your labor?
n/a
Elective c section or emergency section?
Emergency.
How long did it take to heal?
First few days were a bit painful (in hindsight I really should have accepted the good pain killers and not tried to just use panadol haha!) But within a week I was feeling good.
How much did each baby weigh?
5lbs 13oz and 4lbs 7oz
How long did you stay in hospital after the birth?
I discharged myself on the end of the 2nd day as I was just spending all my time at the SCN anyway
Any complications during labor or after with you or babies?
Hmmmm babies were born after a growth scan showed twin 2 hadn't grown in 2 weeks and wasn't doing well. Once they were born they thrived. Spent 3 weeks in the SCN to learn to suck feed, jaundice and as feeders and growers. Only issue during surgery was my blood pressure dropped quickly and what ever it was they gave me to counter act it made me spend the rest of the surgery scratching my face. Was not fun at all! But in saying that I've had 3 c sections after them and never had the same issue again, go figure lol.



 
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Old Nov 21st, 2016, 05:33 AM   18
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I thought I'd add to this for future ladies who want this info now that I've had my twins

How many weeks pregnant did you have your twins? 37 +2

Spontaneous labor or induction? Elective cesarean

How long was your labor? The section didn't take very long

Elective c section or emergency section? Elective because both twins were breech

Assisted delivery? C section

How long did it take to heal? Still healing at 6 weeks after

How much did each baby weigh? 5lb 7oz and 5lb 1oz

How long did you stay in hospital after the birth? 2 nights

Any complications during labor or after with you or babies? My section scar got infected a week after and I had to be admitted back to hospital for a night for anti biotics but no complications with the babies



 
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