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HOw many weeks were your twins born premature??

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MumofthreeandBean Tue 29-Nov-16 14:50:14

Consultant told me you won't go past 37 weeks, just wondering how many people actually get to 37 weeks with twins?

mouldycheesefan Tue 29-Nov-16 14:56:20

33.5 weeks
I was booked for a section but ended up having an emergency one. Transferred between hospitals in labour as no nicu cots at our hospital.
I was in hospital fora Month as had had to have another operation. Are home for five days in the middle but babies had to stay in. I was then readmitted for the further operation.
It was a bloody tough time looking back.

user1475696801 Tue 29-Nov-16 15:09:24

I had a section at 35 weeks. That sounds terrible mouldy, I hope you are all doing well now.

TwinkleMumsie Tue 29-Nov-16 15:09:32

I was 37+4 and had an elective c section. Could have gone further but they don't like you to go to long with twins

allegretto Tue 29-Nov-16 15:11:36

I had an elective c-section at 36 weeks exactly.

Beaverlac Tue 29-Nov-16 15:12:42

39 weeks. Dr had said I wouldn't go full term.

Potplant Tue 29-Nov-16 15:17:31

I had my section planned for 38 weeks but they actually came 5 weeks early.
both quite tiny, short spell in SCBU and no lasting problems.

mumwithovertime Tue 29-Nov-16 16:51:21

I was induced at 39 weeks and 3 days because I was so uncomfortable but the consultant was happy for me to keep going as the twins were both happy where they were !

neversleepagain Tue 29-Nov-16 18:37:00

Induction booked for 38+0. My waters went at 34 weeks, emcs as twin 1 was transverse. Spent 13 days in scbu.

DipsyLaLa22 Tue 29-Nov-16 18:42:27

I got to 32+2 when my waters broke. Didn't go into labour but was semi-emergency c-sectioned a few days later when my temperature went up. A few weeks in special care. A few years on you would never know they were prem.

DipsyLaLa22 Tue 29-Nov-16 18:43:55

Are they identical? Consultants are usually more cautious if they are, as two babies sharing one placenta is riskier.

Surf25 Tue 29-Nov-16 20:15:02

Current advice based on evidence from Royal College etc is that identical twins MCDA are delivered between 36 and 37 weeks and non-identical, DCDA, are delivered between 37 and 38. MCMA usually deliver earlier, that's the rarest type who share a placenta and a sac. So although in the past they used to leave twins if labour had not started naturally and no other complications, they don't advise that now. So I am guessing that is why the consultant said what he did. We were told at 16 weeks that our babies will be delivered at 36 weeks and I am 33 now and that is still the plan. Christmas week babies for us if they stay put until then! How many weeks are you?

AndNowItsSeven Tue 29-Nov-16 20:16:52

My identical twins came naturally at 34 weeks.

AmeliaJack Tue 29-Nov-16 20:19:55

Non identical twins were induced at 38 weeks.

DebratsEtiquette Tue 29-Nov-16 20:21:45

Identical twins - booked c section at 37 weeks, waters broke night before so technically had an Emergency section (although I can't imagine it would've been any different had it been a few hours later - at the planned time!).

MumofthreeandBean Tue 29-Nov-16 20:26:36

Non-identical, 14weeks now.

Xmas babies sounds lovely x

griffinsss Tue 29-Nov-16 21:32:41

I had mine at 37+2. I was amazed I got that far as drs kept telling me it was unlikely that I'd even reach 37 weeks.

Charlottann Tue 29-Nov-16 21:42:32

Fraternals, emergency C section at 35 + 5 due to pre eclampsia. Two weeks in SCBU to gain weight. No lasting effects.

snowsuit Wed 30-Nov-16 05:42:23

ID twins born 36+3 by planned section. T1 fine, T2 (the bigger one) had 'wet lungs' and spent a week on SCBU. I feel like they could have done with another week inside, but my body was pushed to its limit and I was very swollen, protein in urine etc.

mellysam Wed 30-Nov-16 11:43:36

I constantly worried about my boy/girl twins coming early but turned out they wanted to stay in and I was induced at 38 weeks

idontlikealdi Wed 30-Nov-16 14:00:01

31+3 - EMCS, MCDA twins. I was booked in for a section at 36 weeks.

Hellmouth Wed 30-Nov-16 14:04:26

I haven't had twins, but I am a twin and we were approximately 4 weeks early. My mum went into labour naturally. My sister was fine, but I was in an incubator for a few days as I was a lot smaller.

RubySlippers77 Wed 30-Nov-16 15:05:10

My non-identical twins were born by planned c section at 37 weeks. My consultant did offer for me to go another week as the twins were quite comfortable where they were, I however was very far from comfortable!!

I was told that around half of twins make it to 37 weeks; depends on their size though and if you have any other issues (mine were both breech, so it was always going to be a c section). If you are scanned regularly you should have more of an idea of what'll happen.

MissMarplesHat Thu 01-Dec-16 22:14:44

My waters went at 33 weeks and I had emcs (twin 1 presenting as breach) good luck!

EvilTwins Thu 01-Dec-16 22:19:53

MCMA by elcs at 37+3. One transverse, one breech.

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