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possum18 Fri 11-Dec-15 21:24:19

That's it really! 20 weeks with DCDA boy twins and starting to think about the next half..
I would be very grateful to know how many weeks you got to and type of birth you experienced smile

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DancingDuck Sat 12-Dec-15 16:16:04

38 with planned EC. In retrospect I wish I'd held out longer, as even at that late date DS2 was still a tiny scrap of a thing with lacuna (the white fur that premies get) and loads of prem problems. But I was a whale that couldn't move and asked for the EC then. Now I think I'd hold out two more weeks and let them grow a bit more.

The EC was a dream. It really was. No pain at all. So peaceful and happy. I recommend it. So much could go wrong with multiples. But if you do have a Caesarean, beware your milk might not come down for a few days due to the spinal. I wasn't told that by anyone. and it took ages for my milk to kick in (about two weeks before it was normal, by which time they were already on mixed feeds. That's not so bad, as with multiples, mixed feeds mean DP and anyone else to hand can help with feeds, but ideally, you'd want good milk supply of your own from day 1.

DancingDuck Sat 12-Dec-15 16:17:17

Oh and forgot to say: congratulations! I had DCDA twin boys too. Without doubt the best thing that has ever happened to me. We are lucky - knackered but lucky!

goldglittershitter Sat 12-Dec-15 16:22:10

37+5 with DCDA boys. My BP started to really rebel about 37+3 n that was that! Babies were fine tho, no special care or anything smile.

goldglittershitter Sat 12-Dec-15 16:23:00

Oh n yes - congratulations. I envy u this path, I'd go down it again ten times over if the body was willing!

TheEagle Sat 12-Dec-15 16:32:38

Congratulations! Are these your first babies?

Initially it was planned for me to have a VBAC as Twin 1 was head down but they turned breech around 24 weeks. I was then set for an ELCS at 37+3.

Twins had other ideas though, my waters broke at 35+6 and baby boys were born less than 2.5 hours after that. It was a quick birth but a relatively straightforward one.

Babies weighed 5.13 and 5.14 and just had 3 nights in NICU. We all went home together.

My recovery from the CS was very straightforward.

Twins are great! flowers

TheEagle Sat 12-Dec-15 16:33:55

I should have said they were born by EMCS - Twin 1 was footling breech.

possum18 Sat 12-Dec-15 17:16:42

Thank you all so much, great to hear some first hand experiences - especially such positive ones.
Yes first (and second) babies, I really can't wait!

Congratulations all on your little twinnies too thanksthanks

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neversleepagain Sun 13-Dec-15 01:05:25

Dcda girls, emcs at 34+5. They were 5lb4 & 5lb8 and spent 13 days in scbu.

strawberryandaflake Sun 13-Dec-15 05:42:57

38... Two boys on Friday and still in hospital after a blood transfusion...

Redcrayons Sun 13-Dec-15 06:42:45

34. They were teeny tiny but healthy. Great strapping teens now.


Handsupbabyhandsup Sun 13-Dec-15 07:27:02

MCMA girls here 32+2 - Elective c section

possum18 Sun 13-Dec-15 10:11:14

Congratulations strawberry! Hoping you have your sweet boys home with you soon.
Thanks all for sharing - so excited!

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Silverscateboardkid Sun 13-Dec-15 10:19:39

36 exactly Elcs due to our, both less than 5lbs but 10 days in nicu to put on some weight and get rid of jaundice and home, they are 18 months now and fab.

FlyingGoose Sun 13-Dec-15 10:22:02

Dcda b/g twins at 35 by elective c section for medical reasons. They were both breach and twin 2 had iugr. I was very pleased we got to 35 weeks. They spent 13 days in hospital but all good now. Good luckgrin

ButtfaceMiscreant Sun 13-Dec-15 22:39:13

I had DCDA twin boys 2 months ago at 36+6. Both born vaginally on just gas and air, as they were head down. I was induced but only had my waters broken as I was 3cm when I got to the induction suite and didn't need the pessary, and didn't need the syntocinon drip. Labour was 8hrs, with 2hr active labour. Both boys and placentas delivered within 30mins, and I am (so far) successfully exclusively breastfeeding them both.

I was induced before 37 weeks due to DTS2's reduced movements, but was booked in for induction at 37 weeks anyway (& as I was 4cm when my waters were broken, I think I would have gone into labour naturally later that day or the next day at the latest).

Good luck! smile

TwinMama30 Sun 13-Dec-15 23:07:34

I had my DCDA twin girls at 30+5 weeks and spent 6 weeks in NICU. We brought them home on Friday!

I ended up having an EMCS having got to 9.5cm and failing to progress the last bit (and twin 1 being in quite a lot of distress).

Mummyofonesofar Mon 14-Dec-15 14:13:34

I am 24 week with DCDA twin boys! On the Antenatal section there are a few of us expecting twins, it is nice to speak to others having a twin pregnancy!

Glad you started this thread possum, it is lovely to see just how far most twins get after hearing far too many horror stories of twins coming really really early. Wanting to get the cot up soon because I am so worried and bought my first box of nappies at the weekend too.

Congrats on everyone on here with your twins of all ages!

FreeButtonBee Mon 14-Dec-15 14:19:55

38+6. Dcda g/b twins. They were over 6lb each. C section as t1 was breech.

Minibelle Tue 15-Dec-15 20:52:16

Dcda boys, emergency section at 4 weeks. They spent 2 weeks in scbu and now at 5 months you would never know they were born early. They come on so quickly.

Minibelle Tue 15-Dec-15 20:52:34

Oops that should of said 34 weeks!

mammmamia Tue 15-Dec-15 22:20:25

Same as DancingDuck
38.5 with elective section. Could have gone on another week I think. They weighed 12lb in total. Five years old now, boy and girl. Good luck!

poorbuthappy Tue 15-Dec-15 22:28:01

34 with identical twin girls.
7 year olds now... Still teeny but healthy.

orangeyellowgreen Wed 16-Dec-15 20:46:49

My Gran and her sister both had twins. One lot were overdue and weighed 6lbs and 5lbs. The others both weighed over 7lbs. I wonder why twins always seem to be delivered early now?

Mummyofonesofar Thu 17-Dec-15 10:52:18

orange natural labour with twins that have two sacs and two placentas often comes early - over 50% come before 37 weeks I think. Then past 38 weeks the placentas can fail. And with ID twins who share a placenta they often come at around 34 weeks naturally but will be induced as the strain of two babies on one placenta mean that they are better off out as the placenta will fail earlier.

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