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AriannaBlack Fri 06-Oct-17 14:10:40

I’m currently 26!pregnant with MCDA (modi) identical twin girls
Anyone eise?
If you’ve already got MCDA twins how many weeks where you when you delivered?

sammylou1 Sun 15-Oct-17 21:27:36

Hi Arianna


Sorry you’ve had no reply’s.

I had MCDA girls in February. They were born at 34 weeks by planned c section because we had major complications with TTTS.

snowsuit Mon 16-Oct-17 10:24:56

I had my MCDA boys at 36 weeks by c-section (twin 1 was breech). No TTTS. All fine except Twin 2 had a few days in NICU for help with breathing. They are 11months now - it's been a wild ride!

At 26 weeks you are past the high-risk point for TTTS so you can relax a bit hopefully, and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!

Surf25 Mon 16-Oct-17 20:58:47

Congratulations! I had my MCDA twin boys last December, they have just turned 10 months. I had an induction booked for 36 wks but ended up having them by semi-urgent c-section at 34 wks after twin 1's growth tailed off between the 32 and 34 wk scans and had coincidental reduced fetal movements in the same twin. All went very smoothly though, I have to say the section was a very positive experience and babies did well, had a ten day stay in the Neonatal Unit initially for a wee bit of help with breathing but then just help maintaining their temperatures and establishing breast feeding. It's quite a journey having twins, but it is honestly amazing in so many ways!

As snowsuit said hopefully you can staty to relax a little. I did once I hit the gestation you are at and took every week as a bonus from there onwards. Best wishes!

AriannaBlack Mon 16-Oct-17 21:25:50

Thanks eveyone for your response 😊 I will be 28 weeks on Thursday and in hospital for another scan that day. All has been looking okay up to this point but I’m starting to become more and more anxious about premature birth. Trying not to think about it since there’s little that I can do to prevent it xx

salsasalsa Wed 18-Oct-17 11:43:22

Hi Arianna
I remember your name from a post I did ages ago.
I am 29 weeks on Saturday with MCDA girls. Glad your pregnancy so far has been uncomplicated!
My twin 2 was diagnosed with sIUGR at 16 weeks, but after being monitored by specialists since then, yesterday they released me back to my original mfm, as both twins growth has remained steady just on different growth curves! 2.1 and 2.11 were weights yesterday smile
I think any type of twin pregnancy brings that prem birth worry!
No body has discussed a birth time frame or plan with me yet and I am getting a bit antsy to know lol but think they are just seeing how we go.
On another thread, expecting twins early Jan, there are a few of us in a whatsapp group who are all 28 weeks ish if you're interested, 2 with MCDA and a few DCDA which I'm finding really helpful for daily moans and worries etc! X

Mermaid36 Wed 18-Oct-17 11:46:02

I had my MCDA girls at 26+1 due to cord flow problems in twin 2.
We had a long NICU journey and it was bloody hard, but my girls are 18 months old now and tiny but feisty toddlers!

lovemyboylots Tue 24-Oct-17 14:55:37

I'm 31 weeks with mcda boys. So far I have been really lucky (fingers crossed it continues) and had a really straightforward pregnancy. I'm due to be induced at 36 weeks as long as lower twin stays where he is, head down! We haven't discussed the birth yet but apparently will at the next consultant appointment at 32 weeks. I'm nervous about having to stay in hospital as I have a two year old that I want to leave for as little time as possible, but obviously need to make sure the twins are well enough to come home.

AriannaBlack Thu 16-Nov-17 21:22:51

Hey how’s everyone doing? I’ve just turned 32 weeks, had bad news today at my scan as my twin 1 has not grown in the last two weeks.. so I’m back to hospital next week to check the blood flow and fluid levels again x

lovemyboylots Fri 17-Nov-17 07:57:11

Hi, I had the samething this week, I had my 34 week scan on Wednesday and they thought my littlest twins growth had tailed off. I had to go back yesterday for another scan with a view to admitting me and delivering the babies. Fortunately when they he scanned me with the consultant there he thinks it's just the position of the femur that is making it difficult to measure, and that it probably isn't accurate so that is what is making him look like he isn't growing. Blood flow and fluid are good so he is happy to carry on for a bit longer, but I'll have to be scanned regularly to check for issues. I'm really close to 36 weeks so know I'm really lucky. I just want them to stay in there growing for as long as possible

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