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post #21 of 28
I had my level 2 today, and it took about 1 1/2hrs. Not too bad considering they have the tech and the maternal/fetal specialist both look seperately at each babe. The doc. was also really up front with everything she was looking at and why. Sooooo different from the office tech that does the routine u/s. Anyway i thought it was great to see the little hearts beating and hear the doc say, "now isn't that the coolest thing. i could look at little hearts all day!"

They ran down the schedule for diagnostics with me for the rest of the pregnancy:

Every 4 weeks an u/s until 32 weeks.
At 32 weeks I begin NST's TWICE a week until birth with u/s as needed to determine cervical readiness and/or position in the event I need to deliver early. I am pleasantly surprised. That isn't much more than I had with DD when i tested positive for gestational diabetes.
post #22 of 28

So has this happened to anyone else?

I had my 20week visit yesterday. I was ok with the Peri.'s plan to u/s every four weeks and NST after 32 weeks, but now my OB is telling me I will have to have quick u/s every visit to the office because they can't get distinct HB's with the doppler. The boys just stick too close together. It only took about a minute to find both heartbeats, but I JUST had a Level 2 u/s lst week! The same thing will happen again in 3 weeks. I will have my next appointment with the peri., and then 5 days later back at the OB. This will probably continue for the duration.:
post #23 of 28

Sorry

Double Post strikes again!
post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 
I havent seen the perinatologist yet (going in on tuesday), but at my last OB visit (this past friday), the OB used u/s to check heartbeats as well. The other docs i've seen up till now have used dopplers, but this one said that he doesnt trust them because he cant be sure he is listening to two different heartbeats not one (hello.... they have different heart-rates).

I'm going to talk to the OB about it next time I go in... if the Peri is already doing these u/s every 4-6 weeks and the OB gets his reports, what is the point of doing additional u/s just to get a heartrate... cant they get that from the Peri's report? (sorry, i'm a bit frustrated at all of these unnecessary procedures)
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by mamajody
I had my 20week visit yesterday. I was ok with the Peri.'s plan to u/s every four weeks and NST after 32 weeks, but now my OB is telling me I will have to have quick u/s every visit to the office because they can't get distinct HB's with the doppler. The boys just stick too close together. It only took about a minute to find both heartbeats, but I JUST had a Level 2 u/s lst week! The same thing will happen again in 3 weeks. I will have my next appointment with the peri., and then 5 days later back at the OB. This will probably continue for the duration.:
If it bugs you, just say no. There's no pressing reason to check the heartbeats every time that closely.

-Angela
post #26 of 28
fwiw im approx 7 mos pgnt w. twins... im still with my regular OB... i only had US after ob was adamant... dh and i thought baby was sick or something... it took about 10 mins... just to confirm the twins... my dr is great and knows i dont like US... no particular reason...i just dont like them ... we dont know the sex... i want to be surprised... and let me tell you getting pgnt 1 month after having dd was a surprise then to find out twins... sheezez

i will most probably end up delivering early as these are bio kids 4&5.... so i could technically have 3 kids in 9 months... ages 9 mos and newborns...

good luck and congrats on the babes...
post #27 of 28
1growingsprout, may you have the strength you need to make it to the end of your pregnancy! My twins also were numbers 4 and 5 - they were evicted at 35w5d because the dr.s decided taht twin a was no longer growing. Happy to say that we are at the 9 month mark!
post #28 of 28
Just going on what you've said I would stick with them, yes u/s are a pain, but from what I've read on other boards with moms of twins they aren't asking for a crazy amount , I've seen women sent for u/s every week from 18 weeks, also they seem to be slow in throwing the high risk blanket up, if they are slow at risking you out I say work with them
Plan appointments back to back, with the peri first so that he can make a copy of any info and you take it to the ob and you only need one u/s etc

You are seeing a peri who due to the nature of the pratice will deal strictly with high risk and has a standard of care which leads to being more cautious, which is why he may request more u/s, they trust what they can see.


While I respect Alegna's view, there are risk with multiples that we moms of singletons have never dealt with, and in my view until you have a full idea if they are sharing a placenta or have any other risk it's not worth it to fight them as yet, there will be plenty fighting in the months to come.

As for u/s to check heart beat that is standard in multiples.
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