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I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your children. May they rest in peace.
Hi, I have monoamniotic twins. I'm sorry you've received such a scary diagnosis; it's especially hard early in the pregnancy, when there's nothing proactive you can do about the monoamniotic situation (though following normal eating suggestions for a twin pregnancy is certainly something you can do - and there's a lot about that on this board; it can be something positive to focus on while you wait on a firm diagnosis and treatment plan). First, know that you could have...
I'm glad your boys are doing well - and I'm so sorry they didn't find a membrane. I would really, really encourage you to get that referral, and see an actual maternal-fetal specialist. The problem with momo twins is that they're really rare, and doctors who don't know much about them aren't going to give you proper treatment. They'll be tempted to treat them like di-mo's, which are more common. The statistics really show that inpatient monitoring after viability...
I actually loved using my ring sling (made for me by a friend - just your basic long, hemmed cloth with two sturdy rings) with my twins, and I used it upwards of 18 months. When they were teeny-tiny, I'd snuggle them both in it, with the top of the sling all the way up to the back of their heads. It was perfect, and left my hands free. When they were toddlers, I'd just have it snugged around their bottoms, and I'd use an arm to keep them upright. I usually did that...
Glad to hear your boys are healthy, and I hope that your next ultrasound does indeed reveal a membrane! But, not to bring you down too much, but just because I think it's good to know what to expect, if they are monoamniotic, you probably are looking at at least a little bit of NICU time, because it's not safe to deliver momos any later than 34 weeks, and most 34-weekers need a bit of help. They also almost all do well at that gestational age, so I'm not preaching...
Hi - congrats on your twins! I'm the other mom on here besides obxbound who's had momo's. I haven't posted in quite awhile ('cause, um, toddler twins! ), but I saw your post and had to reply. If there's a possibility that you've got monoamniotic twins, your care providers really should refer you to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Having momo's is high-risk, there's just no way around it. It's very different than most other twin pregnancies, which can be handled...
First - congratulations! My advice: enjoy expecting your two for awhile before you let yourself be overwhelmed by anxiety. I really wish I'd spent a little more time enjoying the surprise before I started googling all the problems! (Though this is from someone who had a high-risk twin pregnancy - you might not run into the same issues.) But about breastfeeding . . . just want to encourage you that I had one breast that never gave as much as the other, and I was still...
I agree - MZ!
I know I'm late, but congratulations! I agree, it IS fun to see one of those threads actually turn into something. Hope you have an uneventful pregnancy and enjoy your babies to the fullest!
Quote: Originally Posted by hergrace My SIL (with 4 year old MZ girls) and I (triplets) both had real trouble getting enough protein and we were the queens of protein bars and protein smoothies, adding protein powder to everything. I used the nutrition guidlines in Barabara Luke's book. Oh my goodness, I think it was Dr. Luke's book I was thinking of, NOT Dr. Nobles. Forgive me - twin-brain!
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