i began modified bedrest st 13 weeks (preterm labor), more strict bedrest at 21 weeks (rushed to Vanderbilt in an ambulance in full labor), hospitalized at 28 weeks on full blown bedrest and birthed my twins at 30 weeks, 2 days.
I did everything i could to NOT have that happen. I followed Barbara Luke's recomendations. I STRONGLY believe her twin diet helped my babies along, they were 3 kbs 7 1/4 oz and 3 lbs 8 1/4 oz. I rested, took it easy, ate a minimum of 120 g of protein a day, drank water water water. Took preterm meds. But it came to a point where the meds just didnt work anymmore and the babies were coming.
However, we were very blessed. OUr babies only spent 4 weeks in the NICU, no problems, and are very healthy 21 month old toddlers
I am a teeny bit jealous of the mamas who carry their mulitples to term and can bring them home when they are discharged (for the moms who birth in hospitals). But it all worked out in the end. I do still have Nicu trauma tho. Comes and goes. But my babies are healthy and thats what matters.