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#31 of 52 Old 03-10-2007, 11:23 PM
 
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i carried my twins to 40 weeks! the only problems i had were small contrx at about 22 weeks due to dehydration and a uti. my dh always went aronund saying 'well, they are due oct 22, but you know, twins always come early!'. i kept my mouth shut, but even i didn't think i would keep em in that long! the day before i had them i was digging up raspberry bushes and planting bulbs and walking the dog around the neighborhood. sigh, i miss those days.

oh, and a woman in my LLL group carried her twins 41+weeks. so no, twins don't have to come early. or with complications.

relax and enjoy your pg. it really is a wonderful time.

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38 weekers here, no PIH or signs of preterm labor, scheduled c-section due to advanced maternal age & breech of baby A. I followed the Dr. Luke high protein diet from early on so I think that helped.

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We delivered two boys at 38 weeks, both 6 pounds, healthy, and they came home from the hospital with us. My first monkey was delivered naturally, the second little one arrived via C-sect (breech).

I think the key was a steady intake of calories - don't stop feeding those babies even when there's not that much room for food!
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Just an encouragement if you haven't been following a high protein diet so far. I didn't know we were having twins until I was 28 weeks along. I didn't know that I needed to be pumping tons of extra protein until then. After that, I guzzled water and devoured protein. So if you haven't so far, it's not too late to start. I was able to keep them in 10.5 more weeks, even while moving cross country and staying active all summer.
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So fun to hear all of these great stories! And yes, I've been consuming as much protein as I can tolerate and drinking glass after glass of water.

Week by week I get more confident that I won't meet these babes until May!
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Week by week I get more confident that I won't meet these babes until May!
May.... May.... May....

That's become my mantra as well.

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You can do it! I carried my babies to 40 weeks 1 day and they were born at home in the water. I had no pregnancy complications or health problems, other than pubic symphisis separation and that was more painful that giving birth! : But no high blood pressure or extreme swelling or anything.

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Just ignore everything you hear. People kept telling me that twins come early and they always small...Well I was able to hold off till 38wks and my twins were big and healthy. I had a csection because Twin A was breech with her feet dangling on my cervix and the doc was afraid if I went into labor that Twin A would be in danger....When i had my csec I wasnt even dialated or effaced...so who knows how much longer i would have gone. My girls weighed 6lbs 12oz and 6lbs 3oz
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This is a wonderful thread! Thank you all for shareing your stories! I'm expecting DiMO identicals in July and so far so good. My Perinatologist doesn't think i'll go early which is good, so assuming they stay twin to twin transfusion free we should be good.

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I just remembered that I posted this thread ages ago and wanted to come back to say that soon I should be adding my own birth story to it!!!

I'm at 38 weeks and 5 days now and last week we started to see a rise in bp, but definitely not at PIH levels. Each baby is probably at least 8.5 lbs and I'm secretly hoping one or both of them hit 9 lbs before they're born... I want all the bragging rights I can get from this pregnancy! "Twins never go to term"... "Twins are always smaller than singletons"... Yeah, right!!!

Thanks for the encouraging stories way back when... they definitely helped get me through that 28-36 week stretch, and now even beyond! Can't wait to come back with my very own birth story whenever these babes decide that they're ready to meet the world.
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38 weeks and 2 days, no PIH, uncomplicated HBAC, both babies 7 pounds or more!

Wife of one and mom of five, including my HBAC twins!
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I just remembered that I posted this thread ages ago and wanted to come back to say that soon I should be adding my own birth story to it!!!

I'm at 38 weeks and 5 days now and last week we started to see a rise in bp, but definitely not at PIH levels. Each baby is probably at least 8.5 lbs and I'm secretly hoping one or both of them hit 9 lbs before they're born... I want all the bragging rights I can get from this pregnancy! "Twins never go to term"... "Twins are always smaller than singletons"... Yeah, right!!!

Thanks for the encouraging stories way back when... they definitely helped get me through that 28-36 week stretch, and now even beyond! Can't wait to come back with my very own birth story whenever these babes decide that they're ready to meet the world.
Very inspiring! I'm 33 weeks now and I know I would be shocked to get to 36 weeks. How are you managing to move around at this point?
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That's right, lots protien! My midwive suggested almonds. I had my boys at 41 weeks at home, one was 8lb and the other was 6lb 11oz. Good luck!
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Yep on the protein

I carried my babies to 40w2d and they weighed 8lbs. (even) and 8lbs.3oz.

Spontaneous labor (with a little acupressure) and double vaginal birth (with breech Baby B).

YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!
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Very inspiring! I'm 33 weeks now and I know I would be shocked to get to 36 weeks. How are you managing to move around at this point?
It ain't easy!!! I'm 5' 11", so at least I've got height going for me - but I thought I reached maximum capacity a few weeks ago, yet here they are... still growing!

39 weeks today though, so it can't possible get much worse than this right? (I'm just asking for 42 week babes, aren't I?) And I'm still packing in as much protein as I can... if these babes are insisting on staying in, I'm gonna help fatten'em up some more!
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It ain't easy!!! I'm 5' 11", so at least I've got height going for me - but I thought I reached maximum capacity a few weeks ago, yet here they are... still growing!

39 weeks today though, so it can't possible get much worse than this right? (I'm just asking for 42 week babes, aren't I?) And I'm still packing in as much protein as I can... if these babes are insisting on staying in, I'm gonna help fatten'em up some more!
Good for you! Definitely amazing to me. I'm feeling huge already!
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You are doing great!

I made it to 37W5D and my babies were 5lbs12oz(girl) and 6lbs15oz(boy). I had a (relatively) uncomplicated vaginal birth.

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39 weeks 5 days - both 9+ lbs! Born at a fsbc...
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Congrats that is so wonderful!

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Congratulations! That is amazing Mom.. I thought my duo were big at 6,12 and 6,14 (39w3d).. I hope all is happy and healthy, and enjoy getting to know Willa and Glory.

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: : Congrats! Can't wait to hear the birth story!

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: : Congrats! Can't wait to hear the birth story!
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=684141

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