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show at 33 weeks- what to expect

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mrsatkinson Fri 24-Jul-15 08:13:07

hey ladies, i have jist had my show at 32+6. rang midwife who said monitor pain/movements etc and ring back in a couple of hours.

would love to know any other twin mums experience on how fast things got going after they had their show?

thanks smile

TheEagle Fri 24-Jul-15 09:03:48

Good luck mrsa!

I didn't have a show as such, my waters broke in spectacular fashion at around 2.10am when I was 35+6.

I immediately started having contractions after that.

I had lost my mucus plug around 10 days previously.

Twins were delivered at 4.26 and 4.27 by EMCS as Twin 1 was a footling breech. I was already 4cm dilated when they examined me in the hospital at 3.15am.

They weren't my first babies if that makes any difference.

Hope it all goes well for you!

mrsatkinson Fri 24-Jul-15 10:46:55

Thanks grin
pain has now started spreading to my abdomen as well as lower back. not agony more discomfort with the odd twinge. no contractions yet!
hopefully ill have a few days before they arrive! smile

luckythirteen Fri 24-Jul-15 12:43:53

I lost my mucus plug at 32 weeks exactly, and the membranes around Twin 1 ruptured a couple of days later. I stayed in hospital for observation with labour expected to start, but my cervix remain closed and no contractions began, so I had a planned induction at 34 weeks. My boys spent 12 days in neonatal and are now 8 weeks old and doing fine!

neversleepagain Fri 24-Jul-15 13:09:37

I never had one. Waters went at 34+4, contractions started the next day and babies were born by emcs at 34+5 as both were transverse.

RockerMummy184 Fri 24-Jul-15 16:20:10

Silly question (and sorry to hi-jack your thread mrsa), but if/when your waters go/you go into labour, do the hospital scan you to see what position the babies are in, or can they just have a prod around and feel them like a singeton?

TheEagle Fri 24-Jul-15 18:40:32

rocker - in my hospital they did both.

Firstly a doctor did an internal and said he could feel a hand (it wasn't a hand it was a foot).

Then I had a scan where the doctor performing it said that Twin 1 had turned cephalic and asked me why I didn't want a vaginal delivery.

Fortunately someone far more experienced took over and once the footling breech was found, I was rushed to theatre.

neversleepagain Fri 24-Jul-15 20:33:58

I was scanned quite regularly in the 30 hours between my waters going and the emcs. Babies heart rates were almost continuously monitored.

BettyCatKitten Sun 26-Jul-15 16:57:45

How are you doing op? I had emcs 48 hours after my show.
I hope you're ok flowers

mrsatkinson Sun 26-Jul-15 19:20:25

Currently debating whether my waters are leaking or just watery discharge...hmm

quite certain it is just watery discharge but will keep am eye on it. Otherwise no contractions/cramps etc. back ache has gone... I definitely had my show, but just waiting for something to happen is killing me!

All ok though thanks smile

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