My 12 week scan revealed twins! Both dp and I are very happy but in shock! Am actually 13.5 too, which means I got my dates wrong. The more I try to read about it on the internet, the more freaked out I get! Each has it's own placenta - how do I know if they're identical or not? And though my EDD is July 16th, I read 37 weeks is considered full term and often even earlier. How do I know when to go on maternity leave?
Any mums out there with twins and some sensible advice?
Congratulations! Advice - where to start? Get out of work as early as you can. Yes, twins tend to develop more quickly than singletons.
I've got twins. They were born two weeks after I finished work! I tried to keep u with all the other mothers in my antenatal group but, in hindsight, overdid it. I should've rested more.
Er, other advice - stop reading about it on the internet! Seriously, I got freaked out too, but had a fantastic midwife & all was well. IMO being able to trust the medical professionals looking after you and being hapy to take their advice is paramount. Have a look round the hospital first & ask lots of questions.
good luck and congratulations! It took me ages to get my head round having twins, you will though, eventually...
start stocking up the freezer now, don't bother with moses baskets, let them share a cot, bouncy chairs are great as you can bounce one with foot whilst feeding/cuddling the other, and be prepared to go nowhere for a few weeks!
Mine were born at 35 weeks, non identical, a week in hosp but not SCBU, on 75th centile now (age 7). I have a couple of books, will be happy to pass them on if you message me