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Just discovered I'm pregnant with triplets!!! Anyone with experiences to share?

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grainmum Fri 03-Mar-17 21:43:39

So 12 week scan this afternoon. Had imagined scenarios of no heart beat (previous MMC, bleeding last week) and healthy baby. Was most shocked when the trainee sonographer told us there were 3!!! So it looks like they are DCTA but difficult to be 100% sure on scan today. Saw consultant who has been through all our options with us. Would love to hear of others' experiences and journeys if you are happy to share xx

sidonie1 Sat 04-Mar-17 09:59:09

Wow, that's so amazing! What a complete blessing you have! Congratulations. I can imagine it's a huge shock though. I have two sets of twins but no triplets! I hope you can connect with others in your situ. But just wanted to say, wow and congrats big time!

nuttyknitter Sat 04-Mar-17 10:05:26

Amazing news! I have twins and would recommend getting in touch with TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Birth Association) - they have masses of information and support and can put you in touch with other parents in a similar position.

grainmum Sun 05-Mar-17 08:44:32

Bump. I would really love to hear from anyone who has experienced the choices offered in a triplet pregnancy. Feel free to PM me if that's easier.

MummySara Tue 07-Mar-17 03:58:13

Hi, i found out i was carry triplets at a 10week early scan, but unfortunately one sac was not viable so i am now carrying twins. Glad your excitung, most multuple mums are petrified.

MummySara Tue 07-Mar-17 04:00:10

Wow sodonie, two sets, how old? What pushchair was a god send for you?flowers

MummySara Tue 07-Mar-17 04:00:13

Wow sodonie, two sets, how old? What pushchair was a god send for you?flowers

sidonie1 Tue 07-Mar-17 14:38:15

Hey MummySara, my big twins are 2 and a half and my babies are 4 months. Also have a 4 year old. I use an out n about with buggyboard. Big twins stand or one sits on the front.

So sorry you read you lost a baby. How far are you with your pregnancy?

sidonie1 Tue 07-Mar-17 14:38:41

Here's the pushchair with both on buggyboard

sidonie1 Tue 07-Mar-17 14:41:10

Here's the pic of what we do to get about:

staveleymum Tue 07-Mar-17 14:43:17

A colleague of mine had triplets and she was on Birth Centre (UK) - there is a forum there for mums of multiples. Might be worth reaching out on that forum.

Congratulations BTW x

grainmum Tue 07-Mar-17 17:35:55

mummysara I am petrified. I don't know if you went through the process of discussing "options" or if it was clear at 10w that the outcome would be twins? Really struggling with the choices presented to us.

Runandbecome Tue 07-Mar-17 19:29:47

I had a similar experience almost exactly two years to the day - discovered triplets at the 13 week scan (with a toddler too). Feel free to PM me. I was in shock for at least a month. We now have 3 gorgeous girls but I know exactly how you're feeling. I would also suggest you get in contact with TAMBA and your local Twins/Multiples club - both were fab for me. Good luck x

MummySara Wed 08-Mar-17 04:53:51

Hi all, i had my 12week scan yesterday. Im measuring 8days bigger so due date pushed to 11sept. I was petrified. I had a panick attack which started pretty much as soon as I stepped into the hospital. I burst into tears when she said they both have s heart beat. Though she did not let me hear it! Sonographer was abit cold and it was a case of shit she has twins, im only booked for a session need to be quick. Thats how it felt. But! It has calmed me down at least for a few weeks grin

MummySara Wed 08-Mar-17 05:00:19

Thanks for sharing Sidonie. I had a twin preg but sadly it ended in oct 2012. Had they survived they would have been 4 this year. So you are blessed. I have a 3yr boy. Dont know how he will take to babies. He is quiet clingy and possesive. So trying to hold other babies to wèen him in.

MummySara Wed 08-Mar-17 05:09:39

Grain mum, i was not given options. Scan at 10w was private reassurance scan as i just felt like crap. And thought something is not right. Was told my body would just absorb the third scan and it would have hone by 12w scan. Had my 12week scan and pretty much was an in out appt. Im guessing options will come later at midwife appts. Read the NICE guildlines hospitals follow. Might help in knowing the care you will get. I think multiples will be givem same options. You might be asked to take aspirin. Twins are consideree full term at 38w? Triplets i think earlier. You will be classed as high risk which just means more scans and monitoring.

grainmum Wed 08-Mar-17 10:26:34

Thanks mummysara and runandbecome. mummysara glad your scan went well yesterday. I think you will be seen in a specific multiples antenatal clinic with extra monitoring. runandbecome thank you for your kind offer I may well PM you when I get some quiet time and can construct something meaningful!

Lisa1784 Thu 24-Aug-17 21:38:55

Hi all, I just discovered that I am expecting triplets! I am in shock... could you please advise which hospitals south-west London have best obstetrician for multiple pregnancies ? I am a bit lost and if anyone has any recommendations - please please let me know. Many thanks

Runandbecome Sun 27-Aug-17 20:12:25

Hi there - I have triplets and had all my scans with Guy Thorpe-Beeston at Chelsea & Westminster. He is the Royal Obstetrician but is also a multiples specialist on NHS at C&W - he was very reassuring and calm. My other consultant there was Dr Mina Savvidou - also very helpful. Feel free to PM me if you have questions x

triplets Mon 18-Sep-17 21:52:10

Guess what I have by my username! I have triplets, Rebecca, Thomas and James, born at 32 weeks and 2 months before m 46th birthday. Our first son died in 1994, he was 14 . We decided to try ivf and on our 3rd attempt had our trio. They are now 19 and are amazing and have given us a new life. I was not offered any choices, I wouldn't have taken them anyway after losing Matthew. I was so well looked after throughout my pregnancy, weekly scans from week 24 and finally delivered at 32 weeks as baby number 3 was slowing down in growth. Good luck, enjoy every minute as we did and still do!

Trippy4 Mon 02-Oct-17 19:12:15

Another Mum of triplets here .Mine are now 18 . I was offered selective reduction but couldn't contemplate it myself .They were almost identical weights 3lb 11 oz at 33 weeks and left hospital at 37 weeks . They have an older sibling 26 months older . It is fun / exhausting and sometimes lonely but ultimately fabulous .

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