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Old 02-06-2013, 09:45 PM   #61
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You're absolutely right - that's what I meant, too. A multiples pregnancy can have its own different risks and issues happening, and can present a whole new world of problems (like you mentioned with placentas or sacs), but they can also be totally normal and go all the way to "real" full term with no issues, and I dislike the OBs that don't base their treatment/care on the actual facts presenting but instead just say "2 babies = high risk OMG".
One thing I hear many times is the argument that 36 weeks is full term for twins, so they push for delivery (usually pushing for a csec) at that point. IMO, if everything is looking good with mom and babies, there's no need to rush anything. Same as with a singleton.
Basically, I just think it should be judged on a case-by-case basis, kwim?
That's fair. My reading during my twin pregnancy was that twins due typically develop more quickly, like your body knows it won't be able to keep the babies as long. Although I would guess that's more in "natural" cases probably. Definitely case by case basis. I think historically that there were probably lots of unknown losses of 1 twin because we didn't have the imaging ultrasounds to know better, and the technology allows us to do things to encourage the survival of both babies who may not have both made it in the past, KWIM? But that's just guessing!

Neither of my docs was interested in doing anything to deliver the babies early before my loss, they just wanted me to be prepared to go into labor earlier because it was a stronger possibility. But after lotsa time on these boards I'm beginning to suspect I've had unusually positive experiences with doctors!

AFM: Still no job for DH. There was one that would've been perfect, but he just got notified they filled it and he didn't even get an interview. They emailed late Friday saying there was an issue with his application, but he had to call Monday and leave a message and they never got back to him so we don't even know if his application went through. I'm so mad!

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Are you having any contractions or anything going on that would point to any problems? I can't understand why she's treating you like it's such a high risk thing just to have twins?
If there's nothing going on strange or different from your previous pregnancies other , I wouldn't treat it any differently than those ones. So, if you would normally go to the girls' day out thing, go and have fun!
A multiples pregnancy can have other factors and be more high risk than a singleton, but definitely not always and not automatically, just cuz there's 2 in there.
No problems, everything is looking fine, besides the possibility of one being smaller than she should, but an u/s on Friday should give us more info on that. It wasn't looking like a serious issue. I think the problem was more that we were planning on the coast, and the Oregon coast is quite desolate. Very restful; I would be much more likely to go into labor if I went to an actual city because I would so over do it, but I can see where she's coming from I guess.
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Well 3 of my 4 had influenza last week, followed by 2 having ear infections this week, so I haven't been sleeping great due to that. I am up 2-3 times to pee @ night, and of course baby is super active when I lay down...lol
Oh no! I hope you get some good rest this week!
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Neither of my docs was interested in doing anything to deliver the babies early before my loss, they just wanted me to be prepared to go into labor earlier because it was a stronger possibility. But after lotsa time on these boards I'm beginning to suspect I've had unusually positive experiences with doctors!

AFM: Still no job for DH. There was one that would've been perfect, but he just got notified they filled it and he didn't even get an interview.
My drs and midwife all think I can carry to full-term-40 weeks-if my body wants to; no one is going to try to rush these babies unless they have really good reason to. They just like to prepare for worst case scenario as well. That's what they are trained for, I suppose. She normally is very laid back about stuff.

I'm sorry about the job, or lack thereof That's really rough. I hope something pops up soon for him!
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:46 AM   #63
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That's fair. My reading during my twin pregnancy was that twins due typically develop more quickly, like your body knows it won't be able to keep the babies as long. Although I would guess that's more in "natural" cases probably. Definitely case by case basis. I think historically that there were probably lots of unknown losses of 1 twin because we didn't have the imaging ultrasounds to know better, and the technology allows us to do things to encourage the survival of both babies who may not have both made it in the past, KWIM? But that's just guessing!

Neither of my docs was interested in doing anything to deliver the babies early before my loss, they just wanted me to be prepared to go into labor earlier because it was a stronger possibility. But after lotsa time on these boards I'm beginning to suspect I've had unusually positive experiences with doctors!

AFM: Still no job for DH. There was one that would've been perfect, but he just got notified they filled it and he didn't even get an interview. They emailed late Friday saying there was an issue with his application, but he had to call Monday and leave a message and they never got back to him so we don't even know if his application went through. I'm so mad!
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No problems, everything is looking fine, besides the possibility of one being smaller than she should, but an u/s on Friday should give us more info on that. It wasn't looking like a serious issue. I think the problem was more that we were planning on the coast, and the Oregon coast is quite desolate. Very restful; I would be much more likely to go into labor if I went to an actual city because I would so over do it, but I can see where she's coming from I guess.

Oh no! I hope you get some good rest this week!




My drs and midwife all think I can carry to full-term-40 weeks-if my body wants to; no one is going to try to rush these babies unless they have really good reason to. They just like to prepare for worst case scenario as well. That's what they are trained for, I suppose. She normally is very laid back about stuff.

I'm sorry about the job, or lack thereof That's really rough. I hope something pops up soon for him!
I love hearing about your pregnancy. I think it s bc there are twins in there.

Could you find some place a little less remote to chill like a really nice bed and breakfast?--oh and then take me with you!
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Could you find some place a little less remote to chill like a really nice bed and breakfast?--oh and then take me with you!
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:38 AM   #65
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Question: constipation.........what are you doing to help it? Day three here and i think its making me weigh more
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I hated seeing 170 on the scale this am i remember the last time i saw it and i was losing baby weight. 8 more weeks, 8 more weeks. I can do this.
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Drinking enough water?

Maybe a cup of coffee to get things moving?

Additionally fibrous fruit?
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Drinking enough water?

Maybe a cup of coffee to get things moving?

Additionally fibrous fruit?
Drink tons of water, coffee every morning and green smoothies.

Idk. I guess i will do some metamucil. Blech.
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Neither of my docs was interested in doing anything to deliver the babies early before my loss, they just wanted me to be prepared to go into labor earlier because it was a stronger possibility. But after lotsa time on these boards I'm beginning to suspect I've had unusually positive experiences with doctors!

AFM: Still no job for DH. There was one that would've been perfect, but he just got notified they filled it and he didn't even get an interview. They emailed late Friday saying there was an issue with his application, but he had to call Monday and leave a message and they never got back to him so we don't even know if his application went through. I'm so mad!
It does sound like you had an unusual experience, lol! SOOO many twin mamas I hear say their OB says "36 weeks is full term, so we're taking them then", of course meaning that they've scheduled a c-sec for 36 weeks immediately upon finding out it was twins. I just don't like that idea.

That really stinks for you guys. And what a crappy way to have handled things on the company's part.

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No problems, everything is looking fine, besides the possibility of one being smaller than she should, but an u/s on Friday should give us more info on that. It wasn't looking like a serious issue. I think the problem was more that we were planning on the coast, and the Oregon coast is quite desolate. Very restful; I would be much more likely to go into labor if I went to an actual city because I would so over do it, but I can see where she's coming from I guess.

My drs and midwife all think I can carry to full-term-40 weeks-if my body wants to; no one is going to try to rush these babies unless they have really good reason to. They just like to prepare for worst case scenario as well. That's what they are trained for, I suppose. She normally is very laid back about stuff.
She doesn't really sound laid back, using fear tactics to make you stay home at this point with no troubling factors.
Like I said, if you're feeling good and things are going normally like they have with your other pregnancies, I would go and have a great relaxing time! She's all about you resting, you'll get way more rest there than you would at home through the same time, likely!

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I'm not having any constipation troubles, though I was super worried about it with starting the iron pills. If anything, though, I'm going the "other way".

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Drink tons of water, coffee every morning and green smoothies.

Idk. I guess i will do some metamucil. Blech.
Hmm... sounds like you're doing all the "right" things - maybe it's just how baby is laying in there, pressing or whatnot on the wrong spots or something?
Metamucil is supposed to be a pretty sure-fire fix, isn't it? Worth a shot! for ya!

AFM: Today is Elliana's birthday. I'm going to get cupcakes on the go in a few minutes, and I got some ink last night so I can finish the valentine's decorations I want to put up - like I said before, pink and hearts and love is perfect even for her day
And, besides that, I still have Christmas garland up over the dining room window and need to get it down - but the window is very bare without it, so I wanna replace it with a valentine's bunting.
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Drink tons of water, coffee every morning and green smoothies.

Idk. I guess i will do some metamucil. Blech.
Maybe get in the sqaut pition much as you can and get your legs as close to a squat position when going to the bathroom. I am sorry you are going through that.
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Hope Elliana has a great birthday!!! I still feel like my house looks so boring without all the Christmas decorations. the kids did each make a valentines craft to hang up but we need more
I drank an iced coffee yesterday to get things moving, sorry thats not working for you. I had it terrible with DS.

I'm subbing for my boss this morning, but I'm not sure what time she'll be back...anytime now. I'm starving and didn't bring lunch since I assumed she'd be here by then so hopefully before too long. Or I'm having a pizza delivered

I've been getting the itch to do some sewing. I have the fishsticks little one layette pattern and might try working on some tonight. I have a few yards of custom dyed OBV I've been hoarding too. Can't decide if I should make the kids pillow cases since they always try to steal mine, or more yoga shorts for me? So soft and comfy!
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