Pregnant with monoamniotic/monochorionic identical twins scared help

Lucinda - posted on 12/26/2009 ( 117 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone, I had my nuchal transluceny scan on wednesday of this week, since I had a scan at my ob office at 6 weeks and only saw one baby i was shocked to find out i was having identical twins. My elation sooned turned to fear as I googled when I got home my condition which is that I have one sac and one placenta for both babies which is a high risk condition. If i make it to 26 weeks I'll be put in the hospital for consant monitoring which I'm fine with. I'm just petriefied of loosing the babies before then, its driving me nuts.. Has anyone else been through this or known someone who has gonie through this, just lookign for some hope here.. thanks so much..

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Liz - posted on 01/13/2010

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yes hun i have i found out i was pegnant and was no longer with the father but knew i could cope then when i was told it was twins wow well i cried as i have to older boys as well i wont lie and say the pegnacy was easy carring twins puts a lot more pressure on ur pelvis as soon as i found out the were identical twins i was put straight with a specialist consultant i know the thought of twin to twin syndom is a scary thing but it does happen in avery pregnacy and u will be monitored exstremelly closely but be prepared as i had a check up scan at the hospital i was 32 weeks i walk out of the hospital and my waters broke ther was not much size difference between them so i hope it put u a bit more at ease cause u definattly need to relax more carrying twins if u want to know anything pleas feel free to ask

Cynthia - posted on 01/20/2010

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Lucinda, I'm glad you told me about the email because I didn't get it. Did you email ritterc23@hotmail.com

I'm sorry I missed it! I LOVE your new ultrasound pic.! So cute! Did you find out what you're having? Wish me luck for my appt. tomorrow

Take care!

Cynthia

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Hi, my girls were Monochorionic/Monoamniotic too. They are now 2.5 years. I can relate and sympathise with you, it is a very scary time and you immediately think the worst and worry about every little movement, pain and symptom that you have not experienced before. My girls were born by C-section at exactly 34weeks, they were in NNU for 2 weeks and were sent home with feeding tubes as they had no sucking reflexes when born so had to introduce bottle. They weighed 3lb 9oz and 3lb 13oz, they are now extremely mischevious lol. The worst thing you can do is look this up on the internet, I found that searching the internet was the worst thing to do, everything is dramatised. I had a very good pregnancy and my consultant was fantastic. Please, please try not to worry. xx Hope I've helped xx

Shannon - posted on 01/02/2010

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My twins will be 2 the end of the month. They were momo twins. I went to a high risk maternal fetal medicine doctor around 14 weeks. I kept hoping they would see the membrane separating the two of them. Never saw it because it wasn't there. Make sure you have a high level scan because I've heard over and over that the membrane can be missed. There is a website I found www.monoamniotic.org that really helped with info. Stay away from all the other online info. A lot if it is old info where the statistics were poor. With good monitoring, the statisics change dramatically. My first ultrasound, the doctor scared the crap out of me. But, the more info I got, the better I felt. That first doctor had never seen a momo pregnancy himself. I was basically told that these pregnancies are very rare and some doctors never see them.

My high risk doctor had an extremely high success rate with these type of pregnancies. I went inpatient at 27W2D, had a round of steroids the first night and waited. I had non stress tests twice a day and intermittent scans a few times a day. My goal was 34 weeks. I had them at 33W2D when one baby showed signs of distress briefly. They figured I'd waited enough and they were almost 5 lbs at that point. After 34-36 weeks, the risks of them being in utero vs. out begin to shift, from what they told me. My boys were 4-14 & 4-15, never on oxygen and home within 2 weeks. They were in the NICU only until they were on full feedings. And even before the 2 weeks was over they tried to transfer them to a lower level NICU but my local hospital didn't have 2 empty beds at a time.

They're now healthy, happy, crazy little almost 2YOs, who look EXACTLY alike still. While waiting for them to be born, I just took every milestone one at a time... 18 week ultrasound, they looked great, then to make it to 22, etc. Wasn't easy but you can't worry about something you can't control. It certainly doesn't make it easier. I didn't mind the hospitalization. The nurses were great and I could get up and get around as much as I wanted, since I wasn't on bed rest. I watched way too much TV, though and missed my other kids tremendously. My idiot husband (now ex) found it "too hard" to bring them in much. They were 5 & 2 at the time. Other than that, I had a decent stay. Was glad to leave, though. Good luck!

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Laura - posted on 02/24/2010

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i was in the same situation but i had no problems i had scans every 2 weeks from 16 weeks everything was fine. my boys are now 1 year old i delivered them naturally at 39 weeks. i was not put on bed rest i worked up until 27 weeks. i was told as long as you have the scans one they advise u too they can keep a very close eye on them. good luck and dont worrk too much

Brandy - posted on 02/22/2010

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i was in the same postion as u 6 1/2 months ago i have id twin daughters...but during my pregnancy it was hell i was at the hospital 3x week at 20 weeks which is alot but i was thankful they took the time to check them to make sure they were healthy but i had them at 35 wks 4 days and healthy as can be...good luck and dont stress everything will be fine with the babies

Jenae - posted on 02/21/2010

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I went through s rough pregnancy with my identical twin girls. The doctors terrified us through the very end. I was reassured everyday how lucky I was that baby A was still alive. I would go into detail, but i wont. The best advise I can give you is to relax, and truly enjoy every minute of your precious pregnancy. Those little babies will be here in no time!

Anastasia - posted on 02/21/2010

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hi lucinda, i did not go through this myself, but i can tell you this much i sat back when i was working at an ob/gyne and watched 2 people in your situation. both women came out with a beautiful set of twins. try to relax and sleep as much as possible because when they get here you will go weeks without sleep...or atleast it will feel like it. if you are really worried about it i can tell you this. i had a very stressful and eventful pregnancy. i found myself going to the er just to get my babies checked and make sure they were ok until i found a device in babies r us that helped me out. it is this thing u put on your stomach and u put the headphones on and you can hear the heartbeats and movement. my suggestion if you have the extra cash, it was i think 20, and you are that worried about it this may help you out. i dont have mine anymore, lost it in the move, but it helped me out like crazy. the sad part is i cant even remember the name or even who made it. i know if you go to babies r us or maybe even walmart and explain to them what you want they should have it. i wish u the best of luck



~stasia~

Rachel - posted on 01/31/2010

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i wish the best for you, i know i was worried about my girls. i got to 36 weeks. both of them are very healthy. i had 2 ultrasounds a week from week 20 till the day before i had them. my dr actaully said he didnt want me to go any further with my pregnancy. i was on bed rest for almost 3 full months!!! it sucks, you get so bored, and if you are home alone like i was you cant help but get up and do house work. i got yelled at for that! lol anyway, just keep doing what your doctor tells you. you will be fine and so will your babies! take care of your little ones, and pray alot! that is what i did, i also had family, friends and my chruch family praying for me! there really is power in prayer!!! good luck and get lots of sleep, i know everyone prb tells you that. but listen to them! you will need it. my girls are 5 months old. i usually get up around 4 or 5am but i am a stay at home mom so i just go back to bed after feeding them. :)

Kirith - posted on 01/29/2010

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Hi, I had monochorinic twins, they shared a placenta in the same sac but a thin membrane seperating them. We were scanned every two weeks. I'm 5ft 2" tall an worked till I was 7 months then had bed rest, weekly scans an growth as 2nd one started not gaining weight an they were born at 36.6 wks. They are now 19 1/2 months and running around like nutters an sooooo curios. Try to relax and enjoy the pregnacy.

Lucinda - posted on 01/23/2010

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HI again Lucinda, My original due date when we thought it was a single baby was JUly 7th but now it looks like it will be may sometime..

Lucinda - posted on 01/23/2010

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Yes they were - and they are now 17 and will be graduating from high school in May. Light at the end of the tunnel for you - take care of yourself and enjoy ! Yes it is very unusual to have the same name - doesn't happen to often for sure. I hope that things go well - what is your due date - though I know it will most likely change.

Lucinda - posted on 01/23/2010

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Hi Lucinda, Wow first I have to say I think its pretty neat you have the same name as me, don't run into that too often lol. Wow what a story, and these were monoamniotic twins? that's amazing!

Lucinda - posted on 01/22/2010

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My twins were the same as yours - I was in pre term labor at 12 weeks and put on bed rest while at home w a 3 year old. Quite interesting - however the GOOD NEWS is you can do this - I delivered at 39 weeks - in pre term labor the whole time but was able to keep it under control. My boys were born vaginally 3 minutes apart. THe first one came out with the 2nd one holding onto his ankle. Baby A had a pnuemothorax and was stuck briefly in the birth canal but was born quickly and cared for and out of NICU in 4 days/ Baby B came home when i did. Theres quite a story in all this but gave you the reader digest condensed version. Good luck to you = get lots of rest and keep positive. Best wishes - Lucinda

Heather - posted on 01/22/2010

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First of all Congratulations to you! My girls had separate sacs but shared the placenta and had a very thin membrane between them so I wasn't totally in the same boat as you, but all twins are high risk to some degree so I will try to help. I had 2 ultrasounds at 6 weekd and 11 weeks and both showed 1 baby so we were shocked (but thrilled) to find out we were having twins at 21 weeks! The important thing is you need to find a great high risk doctor that you trust and then try not to worry. Stress is not good for you or your babies. Just focus all of your energy on growing those babies and keeping them in their as long as you can and know that your doctors will let you know if you need to worry. Hang in there! It's truly amazing the stories that I have heard as a Mom of twins with how early some babies are and how tiny and it always amazes me how strong and resilient babies are! Just focus on the positive the best you can.

Lucinda - posted on 01/20/2010

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Hi Cynthia, Oh no i emailed through this board I will email you at your address. everything went fine with the ultrasound still no membrane.. sigh.. me

Lucinda - posted on 01/19/2010

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Cynthia, I sent you a direct email to you.. fyi.. hope you're doing well. Lucinda

Angela - posted on 01/17/2010

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Hey there, I was told the same thing when pregnant with my girls (3yrs) But after having more scans they found they were in 2 sacs. The deviding line in between them was so fine it was nearly impossible to see. Good luck..twins are a bleesing

Sandra - posted on 01/17/2010

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Hello, I have identical twins as well, with one placenta, but 2 sacs.

At 26 weeks I also was hospitalised to try and split the placenta up into 2 placenta's, because one of my 2 girls had stopped growing at a weight of 510 grams (sorry, don't know you pound, as I am European). But the procedure didn't work. I was put under constant monitoring from then on.

I had to rest and stop working.

Lucky for us, I carried on until 35 and a half weeks and my babygirls were born through ceasarean and weighed 1,7 kg and 2,3 kg. They are now 15 months old and healthy girls.

I know its' hard to keep up hope, but you have to stay positive for the babies! They can feel if you are sad or stressed.

Good luck to you and try stay positive!

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Hi there,
My advice would be REST REST REST, make sure you have a good Ob/GP and trust your instincts.
Don't be afraid to speak up for fear of being seen as 'over anxious' or 'paranoid'. If you don't feel movement when you should, go to hospital, if you have any questions - ask. Speak up. These are YOUR babies!
I had a VERY stressful pregnancy - I developed TTTS at 23wks.
It seems like the longest pregnancy ever when it is so stressful but try not to worry too much.
Good luck.

Rachel - posted on 01/16/2010

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Hi Lucinda,

I sincerely understand what your going through. I have identical twin boys who were born at 26wks gestation. They are 27 1/2 yrs old now and are doing well. We were in for the long haul. My boys had T.T.T. syndrome. When we found out they were twins the drs. couldn't tell for quite some time if identical or not... until I had my check up at the office that day. Waited and received the ultrasound outcome. The technician noticed a discordant in size and then spoken to the obstetrician. Had advised me to go to the hospital to make sure things are ok......admit it was quite scary but needed to do what needs to be done. Arrived and admitted at hospital with my husband....emotional rollercoaster at that point. That is when we found out they were definitely identical. About 5 days later, we agreed with the staff that they would be better off outside of womb...wasn't easy decision. They were really tiny. Joshua the older one by 2 min was 1.10 oz and Chris was 2.6 lbs. They stayed in NICU for 3 months. Many days and hrs there but really learned a lot. Did a lot of care for them as well when present. For all that they had been through they are my miracle babies and sooooo thankful for wonderful doctors, support of family/friends, etc. Till this day they still amaze us. My little fighters. It's amazing how much love u have for a child or sy children. They are my first and very greatful with the outcome in the end.

Cynthia - posted on 01/16/2010

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Hey Lucinda
I'm glad that you're still comfortable, I can't remember when it all started for me, but I'm having a much harder time than with my first! I'm looking forward to getting more rest because it is really hard to keep up with my two year old. We're in Valencia, CA, where are you? I hope its not too cold where you are! :)
I love reading all of the success stories, I've really started to feel better, I just don't want to push my luck. I have my next appt. on Thurs., so I'm excited to see the babies. It's funny how I miss them when I don't see them!
Julie - you brought tears to my eyes, what a wonderful story! I was told to consider ending my pregnancy, you are so strong for going through that - how AMAZING!!
Take care everyone!

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First of all I want to say that doctors are obligated to tell you the worst so that if that does actually happen in your case that you won't sue them for not telling you so please do not worry! You will get through this and whatever happens will happen. There is so much that modern medicine can do now that could not be done before.

This is my story: Eight years ago I went in for my first ultrasound at 20 weeks and found out then that we were having mono/mono twins. They also told us that there was a good chance that they would have downs syndrome because of a few anomalies on the scan. They advised us to terminate the pregnancy because of the burden of caring for downs twins. We believed that God gave us these children for a reason and that they were a precious gift from Him no matter if they had downs. We started having untrasounds weekly and had to start seeing the specialist instead of our regular ob. When I was 25 weeks I started having some back pain so I went in to the hospital (it was the middle of the night and I couldn't sleep anyway). I had dilated 3 cm. and they said I had to stay on bed rest in the hospital until they were born. Despite the medication to stop labor which I had to have two times, I was fully dilated by 27 weeks and 5 days and was bleeding. So they had to deliver the twins. They were 2 lb 6 oz. with no sign of downs at all. They stayed in the NICU for 89 days before they were able to come home from the hospital. Now you would never know how the twins started life because they are in the top of their class academically and seem to have no lasting effects from being a preemie. Good thing we didn't listen to that doctor and terminate the lives of our first children!

Ann-Marie - posted on 01/16/2010

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Hi, I had mo mo girls on august 4 2007. One was in the NICU for 2 1/2 weeks and the smallest was in NICU for 3 weeks. They were born at 31 weeks 5 days. One weighed 3 lbs 13 ozs and the other weighted 4 lbs 4 1/2 ozs. Today they weight appx 30 lbs a piece and are doing well. Try not to drive yourself crazy feeling for movements, but when I was pregnant with my girls I called the docs whenever I was in doubt, and everytime they told me to come in and they'd check it out. Having wonderful docs really helped. Keep your chin up, survival rates are getting bettter as they get more educated about it. If u have any other questions please ask.

Tiffani - posted on 01/16/2010

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My twins are now 7 years old they also were monoamniotic twins i was but on bed rest shortly after finding out i was having twins it is rough but i had them only 5 1/2 weeks early because of difficulties with twin to twin transfusion but they are ok they have some medical conditions but they are good you should not worry to much just make sure you have a great doctor and they are monitoring you every week good luck and god bless you

Gabrielle - posted on 01/15/2010

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I was pregnant with mono twins(girls). I had them at 34 weeks and 5 days. Ya, it was scary at first,cause all the ricks. But my girls came out great. I was never put on bed rest of anything. so keep your head up and think for the best.

Lucinda - posted on 01/15/2010

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Thank you so much Kathy!!! The Lord has DEFINITLEY been my strength during this time.. I so apprecate your prayers.. Lucinda

Kathy - posted on 01/15/2010

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Congratulations!

I remember in 2006-2007, there was a series on the Health channel or discovery health about problems during pregnancy. My sister said I was nuts for watching all that, but I figured that knowledge is power--if something unexpected came up in hers or my pregnancies, I would be familiar and not automatically panic as we usually do because we've never heard of the condition.

You could do a search on their sites for more info? try also twinstuff.com

I know it sounds scary, but it seems that the danger comes from them getting tangeled, which is why you go into the hospital at a certain point. I hope your doc is familiar with this, or he referred you to someone who is.

Lord, give Lucinda and her family the peace they need during this high risk pregnancy. Thank you for the gift of twins and keep them safe and healthy in Lucinds's womb.

Lucinda - posted on 01/15/2010

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Hi Cynthia, I hope things start to speed up.. Congrats on your last day of work. wahoo..how are you feeling?? I know you said sore? I haven't had soreness YET altho I do wake up with a stiff back in the a.m and I am having problems with getting into a position that is comfortable at night.. Last night I went to lay on my left side and my belly just felt uncomfortable on that side it was weird, its like the babies dont' want to be on that side at the moment. lol.. Today thank god I don't have to work and glad feeling very tired this a.m. thinking i might even try to nap a little when my daughter goes down for her nap.. well, keep me posted.. BTW, where are you located anyway? I forgot if I asked you or not?? Dawn, thank you :)

Dawn - posted on 01/15/2010

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I didn't realize Cynthia AND Lucinda were both pregnant with identical twins! I'm a little "out there" at times.....I always blame it on my 6 kids.......it's not really them but I do it anyway LOL :) . Any way Congrats to BOTH of you that things are going well and I'll say my prayers for you guys!

Cynthia - posted on 01/14/2010

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YEAH!! I'm glad your appt. went well, you must have had a heart attack when the dr. only heard on heart beat though! You'll make it, time will start to speed up (I can't believe I'm already 21 weeks). Plus, once you're 17 weeks you're half way there, and you're almost there! enjoy knowing their position and knowing they're healthy. :) Take care, as always, you're in my prayers.

Dawn - posted on 01/14/2010

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Soooooooo happy to hear Lucinda......I hope this pregnancy flies by quickly for you so you don't have to worry AS much.........then you have the regular worries a mommy of twin babies has to worry about heehee.......Best wishes. Oh yea....it was Liz that had the water breaking at the hopital............if it's gonna happen somewhere it might as well be there ya know? :)

Lucinda - posted on 01/14/2010

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Hi everyone, just wanted to let you know i had my ob visit and the doc ended up doing an ultrasound because she only could located one heartbeat and last time the twins were on top of each other so she wanted to check she wasn't just hearing one. Anyway, so I got to see my babies they looked good but of course she just checked there hearts and that was it, but it was soo nice to see them. One had its back turned to the other and the other one was face up kicking the other one in the back lol...Anyway, at least I'll have peice of a little while. Just going to keep praying god will continue to keep them safe and healthy.. :)

Lucinda - posted on 01/14/2010

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thanks Liz and Dawn!! Dawn, that must have been so scary when your water broke early but thank god you were at the hospital!!

Lucinda - posted on 01/14/2010

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HI Cynthia, I don't knwo why I was nervous about the H1N1 I just was but I got it yesterday with no problems... I am 15 weeks this week. I'm just going to my ob today so probably will just listen to heartbeats if she has trouble finding the heartbeats though she just does a ultrasound.. next week is my 16 week appt with my maternal fetal doc, I'm really psyched about htat. I think they are doing a cervicle measurement? but also i want them just to LOOK for the membrane again, also they should be looking at how the babies are growing. My hubby didn't get to go with me last time so this will be the first time he will get to see them so I'm excited for that.. :)

Cynthia - posted on 01/13/2010

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I did get my H1N1 vaccine. Why are you nervous? I had no reaction besides being a little sore.
Are you going to find out the sex of the babies at your big app. ? Is it your 2nd tri. screening where they measure everything? How far along are you again? I don't know about you, but I am SO sore! Nothing like the last time. This Friday is my last day at work because I'm just so tired and sore. I'm worried that it will give me time to worry more so I'm trying to think of little projects around the house. :)
Good luck tomorrow, I know everything will be fine!

Lucinda - posted on 01/13/2010

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Cynthia, did you get your H1N1 vaccine?? I'm supposed to go today for a shot but I'm nervous..

Lucinda - posted on 01/13/2010

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Hi Cynthia, Thanks I can't wait till tomorrow so I can feel better then I have my "big" scan at the high risk doc next wednesday I'm reallly looking forward to that, hopefully my hubby will be able to make it with me this time. last time my 2 year old got sick and he stayed home with her. I've been picking up extra hours at work which has really helped to keep me occupied and then when I get home I'm pretty beat so its good. Today I'm home but I've got a pile of laundry the size of mt. everest and my daughter to play with so.. the day should go fast. I've also been doing ALOT of praying and it has helped to bring me alot of peice. I'll let you know how things go tomorrow.. Hopefully I'll hear 2 healthy heartbeats.. How are things with you??

Dawn - posted on 01/13/2010

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Just wanted to let you guys know that even in the BEST circumstances when your pregnant with twins it can be very difficult to monitor movement. I was a nervous wreck when I was pregnant with my twins because when you feel one movement then nothing for a long while your afraid that one is moving and the other is not. Just wanted to pass a tip onto you guys to MAYBE help you. Try laying down and then switching sides every few minutes, rub your tummy gently and that could get things moving. Also when you get your next sonogram make sure to find out the positions of each baby to know where they are. These tips may or may not help......don't panic if it doesn't. Also when pregnant with twins even in early stages......they are limited in the space they have move around in. Hope this helped a little :) . Keep us posted on how it goes! Saying prayers for ya!!

Cynthia - posted on 01/12/2010

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Lucinda ~ You are always in my prayers! I'll be thinking about you this Thursday, let me know how it goes. Remember the babies are still pretty small, so they can be hard to feel. I do think it is best to keep yourself busy, we need time to pass as quickly as possible! Take care!

Cynthia - posted on 01/12/2010

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Quoting Joanne:

Hi there try not to panic, easily said I know. I was pregnant with diamniotic/monochorionic identical twins who experienced TTTS, so on the plus side for you that can't happen.

I went into natural labour at 27 weeks and although went through some scary times, to say the least, I know have 2 gorgeous, healthy, identical toddlers who turn 3 in June !!!


It is my understanding that TTTS is possible in mono/mono pregnancies.



I'm glad that your babies turned out so healthy!  Did you have them at 27 weeks, or were they able to stop you?

Lucinda - posted on 01/10/2010

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hi cynthia, thanks thursday does seem like forever away. i'm hoping that as you said maybe they jus tmoved so i'm not feeling them so much.. i'm trying to keep myself busy and stay positive but its had especially on a lazy sunday like today of course I have a ton of housework I could do but don't feel like doing lol.. we are going to a little party at a friends for awhile so at least that will get me out some. please keep me in your prayers.. Lucinda

Joanne - posted on 01/10/2010

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Hi there try not to panic, easily said I know. I was pregnant with diamniotic/monochorionic identical twins who experienced TTTS, so on the plus side for you that can't happen.

I went into natural labour at 27 weeks and although went through some scary times, to say the least, I know have 2 gorgeous, healthy, identical toddlers who turn 3 in June !!!

Cynthia - posted on 01/10/2010

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Lucinda, I went in last Thurs because I was nervous too, but everything is fine. I think we can't help counting every little movement! for me, the babies moved in a different possession, so I just couldn't feel the movement the same. I started feeling movement at about 14 weeks but it was very inconsistent, I would go days and not feel much at all. Now (20 wks) I can occasionally feel movement on the outside which is really exciting! I'm sure everything is fine for you, but if you're nervous, I think you should just go in. Your ob office is going to know you no matter what because you're a special case and they will see you so often. :) I am known at my ob and peri because of my special case and they have been very supportive. I wish you the best and I know Thursday must seem like forever away!! take care!

Lucinda - posted on 01/09/2010

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Thanks Jenna, well my ob said I could stop in anytime but I am working mond and tues and my appt is thursday, I'm going to try to hold out to them as I don't want to make a nuisance out of myself at the office or for them to think i'm just bonkers... lol

Jenna - posted on 01/09/2010

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When our girls were born there was a huge knot in the cords and there was never any indication of decrease in oxygen, so despite the knot they were absolutely fine (we even have the picture of the cords in their baby books to show just how special they are). The picture although a little grotesque is the most amazing thing.

Jenna - posted on 01/09/2010

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Lucinda, don't freak out-I myself experienced the same thing. When in doubt call your ob and see if they can do a quick ultrasound to make sure everything's okay, it will really make you feel better! Or ask, the nurses gave me a form that I could write down after I ate if I felt x amount of movement, ask your ob if they have something like that! Thinking about you and other momo mommy's and wishing you the best!

Lucinda - posted on 01/09/2010

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Hi Cynthia, I'm glad for you about visiting your 2 year old and like you said you'll just have to see how she does.. I have the same concerns with mine especially since she is very attached to me..Keep us posted, wishing you all the best. btw, when did you start feeling the babies move,, I'm freaking out again because I def felt them on thursday evening banging away, i've had slight movement here and there but nohting liek that, now the past 2 days I've had NOHTING so of course I'm freaking again.. Lucinda

Cynthia - posted on 01/09/2010

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Thanks everyone! I talked to my dr and he said he could write a note to let me go down stairs to see the kids for 20 minutes. I'll be so glad to see them, I just hope it doesn't make it harder for my 2 yr old. I worry that it will be too hard for her to say good bye. I'll just have to wait and see. I'm only working one more week and then I'll have 6 weeks at home to be with her. I'll just treasure every moment with the kids and hope for the best. You're right, I need to be positive and somehow I'll get through it! thanks everyone, as always you are all in my thoughts and prayers. :)

Marie - posted on 01/08/2010

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i haven't been through that and can't imagine how you must be feeling, but, the best thing to do is think positive, and not worry, because that will only increase the risk
~big hugs~ have a happy and healthy pregnancy!!

Jenna - posted on 01/08/2010

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Cynthia and Lucinda, I had a private room and although there were strict visiting hours on my floor they did not apply to me due to my private room. I had it a lot easier by not having any previous children so my husband stayed every night in the hospital in my room and then would leave and go to work. It's tough but you both will get through it and you'll look back and it will be a distant memory.

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