My twin sister is due 2 days before me (see pg tummy pictures of us both, recently, in the Secret Squirrel) and I want to be her doula... she is having her first and I'm on my third baby here. Tell me what your opinion is on the chance that I can wait for her to have her baby before I have mine.
My first son was born at 39w0d but was naturally induced with membrane stripping (I had pre-eclampsia and my homebirth midwife did this to avoid me having to be transfered to hospital/OB care - and it worked).
My second son was born at 38w0d naturally picking his due date.
I generally kind of tend to 'cook' my babies faster (they measure ahead on u/s I have). My sister also measured ahead with her u/s this pg... so maybe it's a genetic/family thing? I'm measuring 3w ahead but it just feels like a bigger baby (looks it too) than my boys - with my second all I ever measured was 36w (my first measured 41w with massive swelling).
So with all of that... can you tell me your opinion? My friend who is a nurse laughed at me today when I said I was going to wait for my sister so I could be her doula. Am I totally kidding myself here?
Mama to 5 amazing little people, and a surrogate mama to another.
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