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post #21 of 53

Welcome, Leslie!

post #22 of 53
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I have the prenatal cradle and it is great.  Since it goes over your shoulders like a "belly bra" it really lifts some of the pressure off the pelvis and the killer SPD.



I've been wondering about that one.  It looks more comfortable and convenient to wear than others.  I can't use the toilet without taking the belt off, which is annoying.  But I'm not sure the band under the belly will really support long term.  What do you think?  Will it work well as you get close to term, or do you foresee needing firmer support?  

post #23 of 53
  • Name? (if you feel like it) Jen
     
  • You and maybe your partners age at the birth? 32 and 37
     
  • Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both? di/di
     
  • What number of kids will is be for you? 4 and 5
     
  • Genders? Will you be finding out? Boy and Girl
     
  • EDD and or planned birth timing? April 10
     
  • State you live in? ID
     
  • Anything else you want to share? I'm apparently going to be fighting irritable uterus. It started early last week. It seems so early. . . I'm almost 23 weeks and I've basically been in bed for over a week. Whenever I stand and sometimes even when I just sit, my uterus gets rock hard and stays that way until I'm down again. Or when I have to go to the bathroom, or a baby flips, or I get stressed out about something. . . so even though the doc doesn't seem quite as concerned about it, I'm really taking it easy. Again, it's just SO early, and I want to keep these little critters right where they are for as long as possible. Has anyone else dealt with this?


        I'm also wondering how often your providers are seeing you, and when it changed to more     frequent visits.

post #24 of 53
Thread Starter 
Welcome Jen!
For me I was not seen any extra till after 28-30 weeks, then it switched to every two weeks but know that I think about it maybe singletons get seen like that as well? I'm almost 34 weeks now and they have not talked about seeing me any more than this. I'm also getting full but quick u/s with measuring every 4 weeks it seems as a separate appointment by the prenatal assessment center and on my next one at 35 weeks I start my NST. I do not know the frequency that they will ask of that, sure I'll find out soon.
post #25 of 53

Thanks! That helps! :)

post #26 of 53

IdahoMom, I, too, have dealt with an irritable uterus.  Something that I've found works for me, that you might want to try if you haven't already, is a calcium/magnesium supplement.  Taking that every day has really cut down on the number of contractions I've been getting with this pregnancy.  I started having bouts of contractions at 18 weeks with this pregnancy (my 6th), and although the cal/mag worked to stop them, I can prevent most of them by taking the stuff daily.

So far I have not been seen more than normal by my HCPs.  I'm going to be having a total of three ultrasounds, though, which is more than usual for me.  I imagine it doesn't differ too much unless there are issues to keep an eye on, like twin-to-twin, or, towards the end, bad positioning for birth.  I suppose some providers might automatically put twin moms on a different schedule just because there are more variables that can go wrong, but that hasn't been the case in my particular instance.

HTH!

post #27 of 53

 

 

  • Hi! I just wanted to introduce myself!

 

 

 

 

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  • You and maybe your partners age at the birth? 30 and 37
     

 

 

 

 

  • Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both? tri/tri/tri
     

 

 

 

 

  • What number of kids will is be for you? 4, 5, and 6, but 3rd pregnancy
     

 

 

 

 

  • Genders? Will you be finding out? a boy and 2 girls
     

 

 

 

 

  • EDD and or planned birth timing? March 31st but we'll be plenty happy if we get to February
     

 

 

 

 

  • State you live in? ID
     

 

 

 

 

  • Anything else you want to share? I'm a birth doula and Hypnobabies instructor (although I probably won't be able to attend births for quite a while!) and I teach cloth diapering classes. I've got a 16yo dsd and 4yo and 2yo ds's. I'm planning a vaginal birth for the triplets unless there is a medical contraindication. So far things have been great and healthy and everything looks good, but I'm slowing down FAST!

 

 

 

 

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  • I scanned a few of the previous posts, I see that adorkable is doing Hypnobabies! Let me know if there's anything I can help you with. I have a friend/Hypnobabies student who had her twins without meds a few months ago, the nurses were amazed that she actually fell asleep at 8cm. One actually said "Are you DROOLING?!" :) She said it was a great experience and soooo much better and more comfortable than her singleton, unmedicated birth a couple years before. :)

 

 

 

 

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  • I'm looking forward to getting to know you guys!

 

 

 

 

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Edited by charis4 - 12/12/10 at 9:38am
post #28 of 53
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Liora View Post

I have the prenatal cradle and it is great.  Since it goes over your shoulders like a "belly bra" it really lifts some of the pressure off the pelvis and the killer SPD.



I've been wondering about that one.  It looks more comfortable and convenient to wear than others.  I can't use the toilet without taking the belt off, which is annoying.  But I'm not sure the band under the belly will really support long term.  What do you think?  Will it work well as you get close to term, or do you foresee needing firmer support?  


I'm not positive of course, but it feels very supportive.  The bigger I get the more it lifts (because it is "catching" more belly under it?).

 

And Adorkable asked about the shoulders.  I find it actually improves my posture.  I want to slouch because I feel so heavy but this keeps my shoulders back (it might not "keep" them back but just remind me to?)

post #29 of 53

hi everyone! long time no post, i know...

 

adorkable! yay on finalizing your plans for a hb...i have, as well. i found a really great midwifery group/birth center out of los angeles that just coincidentally started working with a renown obstetrician who is a huge advocate for natural/home/vbac birth...he has recently left hospitals all together and is now doing home and birth center birth...he has TONS of breech and multiples experience...

 

anyways, this frees up the midwives' licensing to attend my hb...and gives me a real sense of safety.

 

i see a lot of us are talking about positioning...my little girls have been flipping about. two weeks ago, they went from vertex/breech to vertex/vertex in just two days...then yesterday they were breech/transverse...though i think i felt baby a flip last night...lots of kicks in my cervix, though...so im sure at least one of them is still breech...

 

28w2d...i'd be ok if they wanted to just flip head down and stay that way for the remainder of my pregnancy...haha. a breech a would risk me out and i'd have to do my hospital back up...but that's not going to happen, the girls and i have been discussing it. :)

 

anyone else feel huge?

 

my weight gain has been pretty steady...i think ive at least gained 34lbs if not more...

 

swelling a bit and feeling tired more and more...but still feel good. not quite ready to be finished being pregnant...i always miss it when its over.

 

post #30 of 53
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becky, thankfully i can tell you from my own belly they still have time to turn, my baby B the little boy turned back head down at 32 weeks and I'm so proud of him, cause boy it must be tight in there! recently my girl (baby a) rotated face out, so I'll be working with her to swing back facing my spine where she has been so well since 18 weeks. she seems to hate this position as well and has been squirmy for the first time ever, so I'm thinking her and i have the same goal.

 

charis4, welcome, I'll add you in a sec. glad to have you in the thread!

 

AFM- 34w2d and got DX'd with Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy on Monday after spending the last week plus being driven insane by an itch that has been really confusing mostly because it had no rash and no apparent pattern or cause. http://www.itchymoms.com/ has great info if your curious. 

 

the whole thing seems pretty scary and i had to really calm myself down Monday night, but I'm armed with way more info now and doing all the right steps so we will take it one day at a time now.

I'm still working on sorting the facts enough to know if this changes my HB plans.

post #31 of 53

I ended up delivering at 33 wks 6 days for high blood pressure/ HELLP syndrome.   I had to have a c/s because baby A was breech (as she has been all along) and she was in distress.  They only  had to stay in the hospital for 1 week and are now home with me. 

post #32 of 53
Thread Starter 

congrats on the births, sorry it was for issues that pushed the timing, but its wonderful that they are home with you.

 

let us know if you post a birth story. 

 

do you have names and dates for us to post and celebrate?

post #33 of 53

Checking in! 30 weeks ! FEeling rough. Had terrible contractions again since thursday so finally went to labor and delivery yesterday, got monitored, nothing is going on. B/p holding at 102/69, drinking tons of fluids, babes are great. A is head down B is breech again, her head is killing me. I am on terbutaline for the remainder of the preg. I cant do anything without contracting. They said since I was so small to begin with, and the babes are growing apparently rapidly  now, that my body is having a hard time adjusting. So on moderate bed rest now or if I go back to l and d they put me in the hospital!!!!!! That would totally suck. SO I am going to have to try to take it easy which is sooooo hard for me!! A weighs almost 3 pounds and b weighs 3 pounds 6 ozs as of last wednesday. Going back to dr wed for GD test.

post #34 of 53
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Originally Posted by ~Adorkable~ View Post

becky, thankfully i can tell you from my own belly they still have time to turn, my baby B the little boy turned back head down at 32 weeks and I'm so proud of him, cause boy it must be tight in there! recently my girl (baby a) rotated face out, so I'll be working with her to swing back facing my spine where she has been so well since 18 weeks. she seems to hate this position as well and has been squirmy for the first time ever, so I'm thinking her and i have the same goal.

 

charis4, welcome, I'll add you in a sec. glad to have you in the thread!

 

AFM- 34w2d and got DX'd with Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy on Monday after spending the last week plus being driven insane by an itch that has been really confusing mostly because it had no rash and no apparent pattern or cause. http://www.itchymoms.com/ has great info if your curious. 

 

the whole thing seems pretty scary and i had to really calm myself down Monday night, but I'm armed with way more info now and doing all the right steps so we will take it one day at a time now.

I'm still working on sorting the facts enough to know if this changes my HB plans.



Adorkable I feel really bad that you are going through this. I hope your doctors have something that can help. Mine started at 29 weeks and it was horrible. The lack of sleep made me feel like a lunatic. I ended up going off work at 32 weeks. Because the blood tests were negative for me, I just got offered a bunch of creams and ointments that didn't help at all. On the other hand because the blood tests were negative nobody questioned me about having a homebirth. I was pretty emotional at the thought of giving that up. Both of my children were born at 36w6d and 36w5d so I didn't have to worry about going to long. What have your midwives had to say?

 

Did any of you have much anxiety about losing one of the babies?

post #35 of 53
Thread Starter 

 

Roxanne Freyja & Daxton Ambrose were born on December 27th at 6:30am and 6:44am weighing 5lbs3oz and 5lbs10oz respectively.

 

They were right at 36 weeks gestation and were wonderfully healthy. (both had Apgar scores of 8 then 9 and their 1 and 5 min checks)

Everyone is tucked in safe and sound at home learning life together. We ended up at the hospital at 7cm dilated, something in my felt i was supposed to be there, which was a big deal for me since i had really felt i would never want that, but i found out once i got there that my BP had shot thru the roof and i was spilling tons of protein and my liver panel was off the charts, after never showing a single sign of it i developed a really rapid and sever case of Eclampsia or something, I'm glad that it got taken care of, though the help for that cause a chain of other issues which stalled my up till them really impressive labor. i spent 24 hours in the L&D before finally getting to 10 and finally having a wonderful really amazing vaginal birth.

 

I'm still on BP medication and feeling good, babies and I are home after close to 4 days of getting watched, no NICU.

 

post #36 of 53

Congratulations!!  They are lovely.  Good for you for listening to your intuition, and hooray for a vaginal birth.  It must be nice to be home again.

post #37 of 53

Congratulations Adorkable! I was wondering if maybe your babies had come over the holidays. I'm so glad that everything went well and you were able to bring them home so fast! Enjoy your little ones!

post #38 of 53

Crashing....

 

Did any of you pregnant with twins have different pregnancies than with you singletons?

 

I really have no reason to think I might have twins in there, but an elderly man today told me that I am going to have twin boys(I don't know the man, and he didn't know I was pregnant even! freaky!) He said that the holy spirit told him. Twins also run on my side of the family, and my FIL has been tempting fate by saying I would have triplet boys! Lol.

 

I haven't had an u/s yet, and probably won't for a little bit, so I'm just curious if there are things you can look for! :)

post #39 of 53

congrats adorkable! i love their names...crazy about what happened...so you planned to homebirth and then decided to transfer? cant wait to hear what life is like w/ two newbs...xo.

post #40 of 53

Congratulations, Adorkable!  What a great thing that you listened to your gut and went to the hospital.  I'm glad you were able to have a great vaginal birth and are now safely at home with your precious babies. :-)

love4bob, yes my pregnancy was different, which is why I suspected twins in the first place - not only because my 8yo told me I was carrying twins.:-)  I was *incredibly* fatigued in the first trimester - beyond anything I've ever experienced before in my life.  I felt my uterus sooner, and noticed baby movement on the sides of my uterus rather early, which seemed odd to me, since if there were one baby it ought to have been in the middle, and not way over on the side.  I also had nearly constant migraines for a while.  Other than that, it was mostly fundal height increasing too quickly for GA.  HTH!

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