We learned we were having twins at our 12 week ultrasound and had a follow up visit with my doctor the next week. When he heard the results he was obviously not happy that it was twins. He immediately let me know that I was a candidate for "selective reduction". I said, "Is it that bad?" and he said, "Well, yes."
I guess I am considered extremely high risk because 1-twins, 2-diabetic, 3-history of PROM (premature rupture of membranes). My water broke at 26 weeks with our son and he was born at 28 weeks. At that time I had 3 large fibroid tumors but those were removed a year ago so I was thinking that we would have a better go of it this time. In addition, I lost 60lbs and have my blood sugar completely under control.
Now we are trying to enjoy the pregnancy but we feel like we are just waiting for something bad to happen. After my son spent 48 days in the NICU after birth I was looking forward to a different experience this time and now I beginning to feel like this is going to be worse.
Trying to remain positive, but it's a little sad and scary. In two weeks we are having another ultrasound and meeting with the Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist.
I usually just lurk on boards but this time I felt like reaching out!