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lilacvioletiris - I remember "graduating" from the RE like it was yesterday - what a beautiful feeling! Good luck picking the next doctor on your journey. I found that it was most useful for us to pick an OB and then use the MFM they were most accustomed to working with, as recommended by the OB. Are you planning on using an MFM as your primary prenatal care? My former OB practice called in the MFM for "weird circumstances" - like if any issues came up, IUGR or something - and higher-level ultrasounds, like the 12-week nuchal scan. I don't know how much our new OB will rely on an MFM. She didnt bring it up in our initial meeting. 


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Oh, I guess I thought twins meant MFM as prenatal provider.  Guess I misunderstood my RE. I am not much of a doctor loving person (although I adore my primary care physician and wish he delivered babies :( ) Hopefully my twin pregnancy is uneventful as far as complications go. Biggest events so far were yesterday getting some shooting pains in my lower right side.  I think it is round ligament pain but man it made me double over for a minute. I know I am stretching and cramping and growing to make room for babies but I never expected it to be quite like this.

 

I woke up at midnight so very hungry and having to go to the bathroom.  Does it get better - the hungry part? Or with twins is the desire to eat just more pronounced?


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Unless your pregnancy starts out high-risk (like, higher risk than twins), I would be surprised that you need to go directly into MFM care. Regular OBs definitely see multiple mamas, and depending on your state laws, there may be midwives who will attend multiple mamas as well. A lot of twin mamas end up seeing an MFM at some point in their pregnancy for specialized care or monitoring but I don't know that there's any reason they would be the primary/only doctor for your pregnancy. I have a friend who has had a very difficult, complicated multiple pregnancy and she sees an OB and MFM (each 1x per week) but the OB is delivering. 

 

I was really nauseous for my first trimester, so it was hard for me to recognize hunger, but I think the hungry part just gets worse and worse. Have your checked out the Barbara Luke book about nutrition for multiples? She has good advice about protein and strategic snacking that helps stave off hunger pangs. Growing people takes a lot of food! 


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welcome, esenbee. it is so excited that we graduated QC together, share a due date club, and now we're both here! 

2babies2kidsmom - it sounds like you have a good attitude about it. it is normal to be disappointed but you can keep your eye on the prize(s) - those delicious babies! 

AFM - 21.5 weeks already, holy crap! we decided yesterday to switch OBs after meeting with a new doctor. Our new OB has a practice where she is the only OB and her back-ups are all midwives. She delivers at a hospital in Tacoma (we were previously planning a delivery in Olympia, where there are lower-level NICUs only). I am kind of annoyed to drive a little further for appointments and delivery, but I just have to trust my gut that this is a much better decision. This new doctor seems all-around more friendly to natural births and family practices. my doula has worked with her many times. We will be able to labor and deliver in the regular L&D suite instead of the OR (thankfully) and she recommends an epidural for multiples b/c she will go in and get the second baby if he is breech or something. She talked about preventative care - diet, exercise, supplements - to ward off problems instead of just addressing issues as they arise, which was one of my pet peeves about our previous OB practice. if we go into labor after 5pm, our birth and delivery would be attended by one of the midwives instead of the OB, which is pretty awesome. since we would be in the hospital, the midwife would still be backed up by the hospital's OB in case of emergency. all around, i feel so much more positive and hopeful about our potential for a good birth experience. we're starting a series of childbirth classes in may. it feels like things are shaping up the way i'd hoped! i just have to figure out this Spinning Babies thing so we can be sure they are pointed in the right direction. 

outside of pregnancy, i have fairly low blood pressure and my BP during pregnancy has been consistently very low. the nurse yesterday was like, "i'm keeping my eye on you!" i do sometimes get lightheaded, dizzy, see stars. is that a common thing during twin pregnancy or is this just my own unique special burden? i have never read anything about it, so i am kind of taken off-guard. 

Finding the right OB makes a huge difference. I don't have a ton of providers to choose from here, but I am grateful I switched at 28 weeks to someone I feel more comfortable with. She's amenable to me being in the L&D suite next to the OR as long as babies stay vertex. Fingers crossed that room is available when I go into labor. Who knows, I might prefer to lie down on my back during labor, but the idea of *having to* and in stirrups just sets me on edge.

Re: BP, I also have low BP ... until the second trimester, every time I moved my head a certain way in bed, or got up too fast, I would feel dizzy and light-headed. But luckily that went away. It's crazy how symptoms have morphed. I am optimistic about feeling almost normal post-birth. I'm just hoping that the pain in my pelvic joint (pubic symphysis?) goes away. Getting in and out of bed at night is a real struggle.
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Congrats to all the ladies that recently had babies!!!!

 

I just found this thread...but look forward to joining / following.  I am 25 weeks along now with mono/di boys....more detail below.

 

Name? (if you feel like it)  Yelena

You and maybe your partners age at the birth? 30

Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both? mono/di

What number of kids will is be for you? #2 & #3

Sexes? Will you be finding out? boys

EDD and or planned birth timing? August 12th

State you live in? NJ

Anything else you want to share? Hoping for a natural birth!!!

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Welcome new folks, I'll get the front page updated as soon as I have time! Just wanted to pop in and say thanks and let you know we came home last Saturday and we are doing well. C-section recovery is much harder than vaginal, especially after being in the hospital on bed rest the week before, but I'm doing pretty well and my pre-e is getting better. Now some pictures of them at 2 days old!

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I read through all the threads last night and was a bit surprised that that nutrition / proper diet wasn’t mentioned even once…especially given its importance in a twin pregnancy! 

 

More specifically as it relates to the discussion about preeclampsia….preeclampsia can be prevented by simply eating enough protein during pregnancy.  Enough is somewhere in the 60-100 grams range for a single pregnancy and 100+ grams a day for twins.

 

The added benefit of getting the extra protein is that the babies grow faster so there is a lower risk of very low birth weight / low birth weight even if the babies arrive early!

 

And for those carrying identical twins where TTTS is a serious risk…there has been research showing that a diet high in protein reduces the occurrence of TTTS and can even reverse it. 

 

Other important things to concider especially in a twin pregnancy is to make sure you are getting enough DHA / Omega 3s, calcium (especially in the last trimester), D3 and iron.  Eating lots of greens is also high on the list!

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Quinalla ! they are so beautiful. Did you make their little hats? congrats again. I can't wait to see them grow. I hope you're feeling better soon. 

 

Yelena - I mentioned Dr. Barbara Luke's book on multiple pregnancy nutrition in post #243 of this thread. Her book is based on a number of studies that cover thousands of multiple pregnancies, and her dietary recommendations are geared toward "best possible outcome." She recommends 175g of protein per day for a twin pregnancy, and exponentially higher levels for supertwins. I think there is strong evidence to support that a balanced diet high in protein is pretty important in a twin pregnancy.

 

As a vegetarian, I have really struggled with this, especially during the super nauseous days (weeks 6-20). On my best, best days, I can hit 150g of protein, but I have only hit 175g one day (that I know of - I don't calculate my protein every single day). Staying focused on balanced protein consumption has helped me be a lot more aware of my nutrition than most preggos I know. I guess that's a major benefit. 

 

We're having two boys as well! The EDD is 9/6 but we're expecting them in august. My OB says we won't go past 38 weeks. 


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Quinalla, I love their funny little hats! I love the name Alice, too, we were considering that for a middle name if we had a girl (Alice is my mom's name, too!)

 

Yelena22z, I am not a medical expert by any means, but I don't think I've ever heard that "preeclampsia can be prevented by simply eating enough protein during pregnancy". If that were the case, you would think every pregnant lady would be loading up on protein and pre-e would be really rare...right? That just sounds too good to be true.

 

I can't remember if I shared pictures of the boys, but here they are!

 

Owen Arthur

 

Wyatt Alan

 

Us at 7 days old!

I've got little Wyatt and my husband has Owen

 

Recovery has been tough for me, too. We spent an extra day in the hospital and I have had a really hard time moving around and with pain at the incision. I think it's mostly related to bruising because yesterday (7 days after) I felt a lot better and a lot more mobile. Also, the evening we got home I had a fun ER visit for excessive bleeding and blood clots. We've been having trouble with breastfeeding but I'm hopeful we can catch up - a friend reassured me that sometimes with c sections it can take awhile for your body to get with the program. My body feels kind of gross - my belly feels like jello. I have an abdominal binder which helps tons, but I wish I could fast forward a little so it's less jello feeling. Also a random lady assumed I was pregnant on our very first outing with the boys. I snapped at her that the twins were 5 days old and she back tracked and said she should have realized. But seriously!


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Mrsandmrs...I must have missed your post! Never heard of Dr. Luke...but will now get the book. Thanks! 175 sounds like a lot! I aim for 125ish.

Jessmn...unfortunaly the medical world in the US is not set to revolve around prevention as there is no money in it! There is a ton of info online about protein and its benefits in pregnancy...I believe just about every midwives and natural pregnancy site promotes extra protein...conventional doctors unfortunaly do not. Here is a good link...not the direct research but covers what's important... http://pregnancy.amuchbetterway.com/prevent-preeclampsia-diet-nutrition/. As a side note...if everything doctors did was research based we wouldn't have a 40-50% c section rate at so many hospitals (putting twins aside) it would be 15-20%...there are many other drivers at play!

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jess, wyatt and owen are so adorable. i keep staring at their little faces. they look like little hams already, with owen's pose and wyatt's hilarious face. i hope you're feeling better soon. what a drag. 


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Thanks mrsandmrs., Dr. Barbara Luke's book is at my local library (granted it was due back 5/1/13 and isn't checked back in yet) so I am totally going to get a copy and read it.  I want the best for my babies!  Prevention to me is always better than the alternative.


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Congrats to those whose babies have arrived!!!

I have been feeling pretty yucky but girls look great. Having problems moving and balancing out life with so many kids while feeling so pregnant.

I am 27 weeks and 5 days today.

Welcome new mamas....I am excited to be on this journey with all of you!

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There is tons of nutritional info in the threads in this forum and while protein intake is very important in any pregnancy and especially a multiple pregnancy, saying that enough protein prevents all pre-e is flat out wrong, sorry. I ate lots and lots of protein during my pregnancy and still developed pre-e at the end, so yeah, not buying it is "that simple". Sorry, just a bit irritated by the misinformation.

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Hey everyone, just wanted to update!  My water broke Friday morning (a week before my scheduled c/s) and the twins were born later that morning by c/s.  Heidi was 7 lbs and Sterling was 7 lbs 4 oz.  Both very healthy!  Recovery has been okay, no major complications.  We got home Sunday afternoon.  Still trying to get them to latch on properly but they are doing great.  Will try to post pics later.

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Congrats 2babies2kids mom!

Quinalla...I do not know your personal situation...in no case will anything prevent all possible complications! Sorry you had to deal with that! But ladies should know that protein intake in the 150 range daily can hugely benefit a twin pregnancy...including decreasing risk of pre-e substantially.

Does anyone have a twin birth plan they would be willing to share? Would love to see both natural and c section plan! Thanks.
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Congrats Quin, Jess, and Knitting tigers. 

 

Gah, we have so many twin babies that we need an infant thread!


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Congrats 2babies2kids mom! Exciting to see how big your little ones were.  Those are excellent birth weights! May I ask how much weight you gained over the pregnancy?

 

AFM, I graduated from the reproductive endocrinologist yesterday.  I saw my babies little legs and arms and their heads.  Wow.  Two babies growing big and strong.  I am so amazed I get to be their mom.  It was so emotional when I heard their heart beats on the ultrasound machines.  Those little ones are alive! I can't believe I will be 8 weeks pregnant tomorrow!


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Lilac- I gained 55 lbs.  This was the first time in my adult life when I felt like I could eat as much as I wanted.  Granted, I tried to stick to a high protein diet w/ plenty of veggies.  2 of my favorite meals- a hamburger topped with a fried egg (yolk still runny) and salad; 2 fried eggs w/ sauteed spinach and onions.  Yum! 

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Thanks, 2babies2kidsmom, for how much weight you gained.  I just have to remember that in order for my little ones to gain weight, I need to gain weight too.  It is so hard when I have been overweight basically my entire adult life.

 

AFM, last night I went to my first prenatal swim class at the YMCA.  It was a blast.  There were 5 other ladies there at varying stages of pregnancy. I was the one with the furthest out due date.  It felt so good to be weightless in the pool.  Going in they had a handicap accessible stair case, but the teacher had the lifeguard take it out so we had more room for all the ladies, so I had to climb up the ladder at the side of the pool when it was over.  I barely made it out.  Next time I will ask for the stairs to be put back in.  I will definitely go again.


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Hello all,  wanted to check in as I haven't been able to get online much lately with work being extremely busy!

 

I have some news regarding my Dr. situation, that I wanted to share my frustration and possibly get a little advice about, not I am not sure how much control I have over it...

 

When I first became pregnant, I found a midwife across the river in another state, as midwives are illegal in my state.  There are only 2 practices, each with their own hospital) that have midwives as an option.  I chose one and have been going there.  At my only ultrasound I was planning on having, we found out it was twins.  Identical twins, with most likely 1 placenta from what they could tell by it being so far along.  So I got switched to an OB in that practice.  I was very nervous with using an OB because of a very bad experience with DD's birth.  We went to the first appointment with the OB and went over all of my questions and it seemed like it was going to be okay.  We planned on having the midwife go over our birth plan with the OB and in on the delivery.  Then my OB calls out of the blue and says that I am not going to be able to delivery at that hospital or with their practice because the twins have one placenta.  I felt completely blindsided because at our appointment, the OB said the ultrasound looked fine and didn't mention anything about having to see another doctor, and she knew that they were mono/di.  So now I am back over the river in pretty much the worst state for inductions and csections for singletons, less on twins.

 

I know a lot of you gals have had csections, but I would really to like to avoid it, especially if everything is going 100% okay.  I feel like this is going to be such a battle and will have fight to be heard.  DSp isn't going to be much either because he thinks anything a doctor says is 100% the best thing to do and doesn't want to "chance" anything with the boys and thinks that I believe I know better than doctors who have gone to medical school and all of that....  But I just don't take a doctor's word as gold, just because they are a doctor.  I am worried about the number of ultrasounds, but I also know that TTTS is no joke.  What is the right thing to do?  What would be considered chancing things?  I am also worried about monitoring during labor, but then there is placental abruption.  How do balance naturally minded pregnancy/birthing with the safety of twins (mono/di)?  I am just so afraid of what I am going to be pushed into "for the health and safety of the babies."

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It sounds like you're in the Louisville area?  I'm in Indiana, an hour Northwest of Louisville, and Adaline'sMama is also in the Louisville area.  I saw an MFM in Louisville for my 20 week anatomy scan - his name was Dr. Tabb - and he seemed open to some more natural options, such as delivering the second twin breech.  But he's part of a practice with 4 or 5 other doctors, and he said they wouldn't all necessarily be comfortable with that, and you have no way of knowing who's going to be on call when you deliver.  I only saw him once, since I had an uncomplicated di/di pregnancy, but I would have delivered with his practice at Norton's if I had gone into labor before 32 weeks.  My doctor is a Family Practice Doctor at our small town level 1 hospital, and she's really flexible and open to natural birth options.  We really love her.  I don't know if she'd be comfortable delivering mono/di twins at a level 1 hospital or not... Plus we're at least an hour from you which would be inconvenient.  

 

I would do some more searching in New Albany if I were you - call different practices and see if anyone's comfortable with mono/di vaginal deliveries.  I toured Norton's and wasn't crazy about it, especially the fact that they don't have tubs to labor in.  Apparently none of the hospitals in Kentucky have tubs any more.  But if you have any complications and end up having to have babies in the NICU, you'll really appreciate not having to transfer or be separated from them if you're at Norton's.  Good luck with your search!


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How far along are you? I am almost 30 weeks with mono/di identical boys...so exactly same situation!!! Did a ton of research so happy to help...will post more later. For now...your priority is to eat a lot of protein (at lest 100+ grams a day)....this is especially important to prevent / reverse ttts! Let me know how far you are and I will share more thoughts. As a side note...I will be having a natural (no meds) birth with MD in NJ (assuming all goes well)...so totally possible. You just need to find someone supportive!
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Esenbee2, I so hear you! It's so hard to know what is actually safer when the natural birth movement questions the mainstream on every count. When are ultrasounds, c sections etc really a good idea? I'm struggling with this same issue.
I am just about 37 weeks and my presenting baby is breech, has been despite doing everything I can to flip him... So we are struggling w vaginal breech vs c section. Which is safer/better? I feel torn. Luckily I have an awesome midwife team who brought in an OB when we found out we were having twins and everyone on the team is really open to natural birth... But it's not black and white.
What makes me feel better is that the midwives will be there even if I end up a c section to make the experience as good as possible. Maybe a doula would help in your case?
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Here are some more thoughts. As you probably found out yourself, identical twin boys are the highest risk of all twin types...which made me a bit nervous at fist but not so much anymore!

Ttts is a serious complication and shouldn't be taken lightly....but...the risks of ttts developing fall sharply after 24 weeks. If you are past this stage and babies have been measuring about the same...you are likely in the clear. I question the safety of ultrasounds and limit them to a min...our first was at 20 weeks (and would have been only if not twins), then 23 (to rule out ttts, confirm growth), then 28. I am plannih the next one for 33 or 34 weeks. With respect to hospital monitoring...I am not a fan and will try to avoid. My hospital required 20 minutes upon checking and then it's doctor's call. My plan is to have intermittent monitoring with continuous every hour or so for 10-20 minutes as a compromise. The challenge with doing this however is that you need a midwife / doctor / nurse that is experienced in intermittent monitoring and knows what to look for and how often.

Ttts and other complications can arise at birth. With twins I think it's a lot "safer" to be at a level 2 or 3 NICU hospital if possible...if for no other reason than to ensure that you are not separated from one or more baby after birth If one or more needs to be transferred to a higher level hospital.

I had a wonderful hospital water birth with my first baby (completely natural) and LOVE my midwives! Unfortunately I did not feel the same way about their supporting doctor (and he needs to be in the room / takes charge during twin birth). I am now looking for a different doctor that I feel comfortable with and am pretty sure I found the perfect one (meeting tomorrow). She has done many twin births naturally. In spite of that I hope one of the midwives can be at the birth acting as a "doula" or I will hire one for extra support! You should consider doing the same.

A few things will maximize chances for a natural birth...your health (diet is key to this and almost completly in your control), avoiding pain meds during labor, laboring and birthing in a natural position (squating is best or all fours...works with gravity, shortens birth canal, etc ...being on your back is the worst), coming to the hospital far into labor (411 is the Bradley meathod rule for one baby...contractions 4 minutes apart lasting a minute or more for an hour or longer...but twins come faster so some adjustment to this is needed), staying well rested, hydrated and fed during early labor, etc. My number 1 priority to ensure vaginally birth is no meds...number 2 is not being on my back! The biggest factor to natural birth and twins is babies' position...which we have some but little control over. Check out the spinning babies website for some exercises that can help to get babies into the best position. Also...try to tailor sit as often as possible (on floor, legs crossed, shoulders back....if this is uncomfortable...pay attention to how your belly leans forward a bit in this position and try to replicate that when siting in a chair or on a couch. This encourages babies into head down position. The worst is sitting on a couch leaning back. Some doctors will allow natural delivery if baby a is breach, no one will allow if a is transverse. The second baby's position less important (although head down is best) because there is a ton of room after a is born and b can flip/shift. You want to find a doctor that is comfortable with and ecperienced in at least breach delivery of baby b!

There are a number of precautions you can take while still trying for a natural birth. For example, you can refuse IV fluids, but get an IV tap placed so its ready to go in case of emergency. Same with epidoral...they can insert the needle but not administer drugs unless c-section is necessary (or some other emergency need arises. Most hospitals / doctors insist on labor taking place in the operating room...if this is your case...negotiate to have a normal laboring bed in the room. I am pushing for delivery in a normal room right next to or across from operating room.

If you haven't read any books yet..."when you're expecting twins, triplets or quads" by Dr. Barbara Luke is a good starting point (especially for diet...although she misses some key points like avoiding GMOs, etc). But I would also strongly suggest reading some "natural" birthing books. While they are single baby oriented...many of the ideas raised still apply. My favorite is "The thinking woman's guide to childbirth" and if you can convince your husband to read a book "the business of being born" seems to resonate with men.

Seems like your priority is finding a doctor you can trust / rely on to get the birth you want (assuming all goes well). Try google searches for doctors that support VBACs....these doctors are the most likely to "support" a natural twin birth. Also...reach out to doulas in your area and ask them for doctor recommendations for your situations!

Best of luck. Happy to help in any way I can. Will let you know if I learn anything new from my new doctor tomorrow!
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Brambleberry, yes, I'm in Louisville, so not many options. I am 24 weeks. Everything looked fine in the 19 week anatomy scan, both babies were measuring right around the same and right around average for singletons. I am still trying to get my midwife/OB's practice to transfer my care to another MFM doctor so I can get in to an appointment soon! The woman doctor I chose, without much research other than one of the only woman MFM doctors I found, is in the same practice as Dr. Tabb, I think. I am hoping that I will be able to do split care between the MFM doctor and the Clark Memorial practice with 3 midwives and be able to split care there with a midwife and one of their OBs..... but since I haven't gotten in for an appointment, I don't know. I would love to be able to labor in a tub. My *dream* is to be able to deliver in the tub..... apparently they don't do that in a hospital anywhere close greensad.gif

Thanks for all of info/ suggestions Yelena. It's pretty much what I've been reading too. I just won't know anything until I see a MFM doctor. My old practice doesn't want me back and the other practice that has a midwife and is more natural minded in my area (there are only 2 practices to choose from that are), want me to see the MFM doctor first before transferring. ..

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The Dr Luke book has been great. Inspiring me to track what I whatt and make sure I get enough protein.

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The only new thing i learned from doctors appointment this morning is that for mono/di the national standards are to strongly recommend not waiting past 37 week.  However, I told the doc that I wouldn't be comfortable inducing before 38 and that seems to be ok.

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My goal is 38 weeks, but I know the babies can come on their own earlier!  In my first OB appointment, she said she would be comfortable with me going to 40.2 weeks, but nothing over.  I was so relieved.  With whatever doctor/midwife combination I end up with, I am nervous about what they would say and push me into doing.  The MFM called with my appointment for next friday, at 26 weeks, so we'll see!  I have an ultrasound scheduled for that appointment :/  But I guess it will be okay, 7 weeks from the last one.  Total of 3 is what I am comfortable with, right now.  Should I be okay with doing more?  I saw a study on 1 ultrasound vs 5 and there was a direct correlation with low birth weight and IUGR, things of concern with twins.  Could it be just because twins do tend to have loads more ultrasounds, other factors too?  Do the risks of not checking in on them outweigh the affects of ultrasound???  I haven't been able to come up with any recommendation or opinion so far...


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