Please tell me I'm not going the longest

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Please tell me I'm not going the longest
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Mon, 01-25-2010 - 4:07pm

So unless I go into labor in the next two weeks my babies will be born feb. 9th via scheduled c-section.

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Registered: 07-17-2008
Mon, 01-25-2010 - 6:56pm
Just think of it this way, you'll be the one I talk about when someone freaks out that all twins are born early. ;-)

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Isabella Grace, 11/07/06 born via emergency c/s after failed induction 39 weeks 1 day(pre-eclampsia, epidural complications)
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Registered: 06-14-2005
Mon, 01-25-2010 - 8:07pm

That's a great idea, LOL!

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Registered: 07-12-2005
Mon, 01-25-2010 - 10:20pm

Not if I can help it! :)


Unless absolutely medically necessary, I plan to go on my own no sooner than 40 weeks, God willing. I let my OB induce me at 38 weeks with my last twins, and I really regret that decision. There was no medical reason to have forced them out into the world early. Every day I am pregnant is an extra day they have to grow and be healthier when they're born. Suffering through the physical challenges is the least we can do for our babies! Plus, I've had enough friends who've had premies in the NICU to know how blessed I've been to carry all my babies to term.


Cherish these next 2 weeks, because once those babies are born, your world will be turned upside down!

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Tue, 01-26-2010 - 9:26am

I just found out that my c-section

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Tue, 01-26-2010 - 2:41pm

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1397866/

It seems OB's are starting to rethink their stance of 36 weeks being full term for twins. The above article shows a study of twin pregnancies and the rate at which they had complications, minor or major. Even a minor complication, ie unable to regulate their body temp or an under-developed suck reflex can land a baby in NICU, why not strive for one more week at truly full term?


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Registered: 06-05-2008
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 2:55pm
Sounds good to me. I figure - if you aren't going into labor, there's a reason (ie they are done cooking yet!). I personally don't agree w/inducing labor w/o a darn good reason. (I realize that this is easy for me to say now when I'm only about 30 wks along, vs someone who is much more uncomfy at 36 wks along!)
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Registered: 07-05-2005
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 5:37pm

Elyssa that was a great article. I liked this quote "Twins electively delivered had worse outcome than those delivered spontaneously. In the elective group, there was no difference in the outcome between those delivered earlier or later."


My high risk ob told me they would induce anytime after 36 weeks, and I have been hoping all along for just that. I agree that they babies will be ready to come when you naturally go into labour. With all 3 of my singletons I went into labor on my own and they were all under 6 hrs from start to finish,

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Tue, 01-26-2010 - 5:43pm
Believe me, I had a brief moment of excitement when I wound up in L&D because of some strong BH at 35+ weeks. I was half way ready, but once I got there, and had to walk past the window of the NICU, I started sobbing. It was so important to me that I bf, and I knew that if they were born early they might not be able to nurse at the breast. I was so glad it was nothing, and that was the wake-up I needed to be at peace with my OB's decision to wait until after 38 weeks. But yes, I too was a little peeved to be told I had to wait that long. ;-)

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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 5:46am

Maybe a countdown calendar would help mark the days as they tick by

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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 9:15am
Thanks for the article. I am sure the girls will stay in until their due date. I am just worried about the level of monitoring they will recieve towards the end since my Dr. is going on holidays the week before my c-section.
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