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Old 05-18-2012, 01:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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What's the timeline after twins? Any words of wisdom?

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I started feeling more myself after about six months. My uterus isn't back to normal yet, after nearly a year.

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I'm not sure if my uterus is the way it used to be, but I know I was concerned about how huge it was and how my guts felt like they were falling out of my body for a week or more after having the babies. I was feeling pretty spectacular by about week three or four. 

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I think this can vary greatly among women for a variety of reasons.  At my 6 wk checkup mine was back to normal and the dr even comment on how well it was supported and what great shape that general area was in, even after having 8 kids, with the last two being the twins. 

I think one thing that helps a lot is belly binding.  You really do feel like your insides are falling out.  And until I bound my belly I would have to hold it with both hands in order to stand up and move around or I felt really nauseous (sp?) and off-balance.  I think binding also provides gentle stimulation to the uterus to keep it contracting down.  I only did it for the first week or so and then I started feeling a lot better.  There is a lot of info on the net about it and there are a lot of different materials to do it.  I found that a flat fold bed sheet folded the long way to the right width was the best for me. 

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