What gestation were your twins born? Did they require NICU time? - Page 2
37 weeks exactly (and 20-some minutes). Twin B (double footling breech extraction) spent a couple of hours in the NICU warming up and being checked out (was a slow starter breathing after birth) that first day, eight or so hours after birth (while I was sleeping). We went home after four days (because Canadian doctor wanted to make sure breastfeeding was well-established before sending us home...). The recovery from the birth itself was SO much easier than my first birth (courtesy of a malpositioned babe with a head in the 97 percentile and the foreceps that were used to turn him!). All three kids are great now at 5, 5, and 8.
My twins aren't born yet, but I just had a fantastic conversation with a twin OB who has been practicing for years and years (probably 30 or so) and has done research on twin births and all that. He told me that 1 in 10 babies born at 34 weeks will go home with their mothers. At 36 weeks, 9 in 10 will go home then. I just thought that might be good info for any other pregnant mamas who are reading this thread closely trying to figure what the earliest "safe" date is.