I'm a big believer in positive thinking! I'm doing daily affirmations and meditation that my twins will be healthy, full-term, born naturally, and breastfeeding champs!
However, I'm also a research freak and I'm not sure how much I should read about premature birth, NICU, etc. Even the book Mothering Multiples has multiple chapters I've kind of skipped.
What are your thoughts on being prepared vs. staying positive?
Thinking positive is huge! Another thing I did is set goals for myself and read them over everyday. Such as I will eat X amount of protein. The babies will weigh X. They will be vertex. They will be born after X wks gestation. I will drink X amount of water. Etc. I made them as statements of fact. Writing them down really helped me a lot. A twin pg can be very emotional and the hormones are outrageous. The written reminder can be a lifesaver sometimes.
You may be thinking that reading about some of the scarier side of a multiple birth will muddy the waters, and encourage you to think negatively or get anxious. The way I looked at it was that I wanted to be prepared and have at least a basic knowledge of anything that might happen. I think being knowledgable and prepared is a VERY positive thing. I think it will also inform as to what exactly the dangers are and how you might be able to prevent or at least prepare for them. I look at it as knowing as much as I can and preparing for what I can allows me to get a handle on the difficult things so I can focus my time and energy on the positive things.
So, in a nutshell, read about all that stuff, but once you have don't dwell on it, or make it your focus.
I hope you have a happy, healthy pg!
Thanks so much for the reply! I love the idea of writing down my goals. I think I'll post them on the bathroom mirror or something.