Twins born at 32 weeks. Fraternal/Identical DCDA twin girls.

Twins born at 32 weeks Fraternal-Identical DCDA twin

Author: Tracy White

 

19th May 2015, the day we found out we were not only expecting 1 baby but twins!!!

6 weeks pregnant with twins

We found out quite early as I suspected I was pregnant due to having similar tell tale signs as my first and I was starting to show already. We booked in for our scan after having confirmation from the blood test. This will be an ultrasound I’ll never forget!

The sonographer scanned my tummy with full force (not cool when u have a super full bladder and are hanging for a wee!). When she hit the right spot she turned the screen around to show hubby, I and our eldest daughter (just turned 7). My daughters face lit up but then she turned it back to her and kept moving over my belly, I looked at hubby with a worried look on my face and asked the sonographer if everything was ok? She paused and turned the screen back around to us with the response “and there is the second heart beat”!!!!! SAY WHAT NOW!

I was pretty emotional after finding out it was twins, knowing the financial position we were in and out lay of now having to buy 2 of everything.

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Placenta issues with twins. Twins born at 34 weeks and two days.

Placenta issues twins

Author: Charmie Lyng

Our fraternal twins (although, I’m convinced they’re actually identical!) are now 2.

We had all but given up on having another baby, when lo-and-behold, I was a few days late, usually it’s like clockwork! When I took the first pregnancy test it showed two faint lines, the following day another test revealed two very obvious lines. We couldn’t believe our luck! The morning sickness was next level, although manageable. The tiredness was out of this world. Particularly as I was running around after a very energetic 4 year old and juggling full-time work.

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Increased umbilical cord pressure for one twin. Twins born at 33 weeks + 3 days.

Increased umbilical cord pressure for one twin Twins born at 33 weeks 3 days

Author: Nicola Rainford

Being diagnosed with increased umbilical cord pressure for one twin.

Our pregnancy was not easy. It started with Twin B being in the 5th percentile for growth. Skip ahead to 24 weeks pregnant and an ultrasound found increased umbilical cord pressure for one twin (Twin B – Logan). We were transferred from Werribee Mercy Hospital to Sunshine Hospital. Here they also found Twin A (James) has craniosynostosis (part of the skull already fused) and Logan was still extremely small. They decided to do an amniocentesis. We feared there were some big chromosome issues with Logan and James. Thankfully this came back all good.

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Single mum of twins – My partner left one week after our twins came home

Single mum twins

Author:  Anonymous single mum of twins

At 7 weeks I found out I was pregnant with twins! I knew I didn’t want to find out the gender of my twins, although my partner did. However, I knew he couldn’t keep a secret so was adamant that neither of us would find out!

At the time, I was doing FIFO to Nauru- 3 weeks on, 3 weeks off.

Working on Nauru while pregnant with twins

At 18 weeks I was on island and so told the necessary people that I was pregnant. I soon found out that I was not allowed on island because I am an Australian citizen. This was despite the 14 other pregnant asylum seekers in camp. I tried arguing my case and was well aware that at that stage, regardless of where I was, if anything happened, they would not be viable. No one would budge. I returned home to find myself now jobless and pregnant- no one was going to employ a pregnant women, train them up, only to have them leave soon after. I took to tutoring a few different students in my neighbourhood and for a few different tutoring companies.

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Surprised by a cleft lip and palate in one twin at birth

cleft lip twins

Author: Gillian Smith

 

We are a blended family. I have had three boys and my partner has had three girls from previous relationships, they range in age from 21 down to 6.

In February 2017 I went on a holiday to Queensland with my boys, I spent a lot of time feeling unwell, I felt as though I had pulled lower abdominal muscles and thought wow it’s been a long time since I went swimming, I felt nauseous because of the heat.

When we returned I still didn’t feel the best, I had at the end of 2016 had a mirena IUD removed and began taking the contraceptive pill, I was convinced it didn’t agree with me, after another month of feeling off I returned to the GP, I had what I thought was a mass in my stomach, fearing the worst I told my GP the pill doesn’t agree with me and I’m not sure that I don’t have something in my stomach.  She did a couple of investigations and instead of the news I expected (a return of cancer from years ago) she told me I was pregnant.  Not just with one but two babies and not just pregnant either, near on 14 weeks.

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Twins born at 32 weeks 2 days due to placental abruption

placental abruption twins

Author: Sarah Haxby

After the birth of our son my husband was reluctant to have the second child that we always planned on. It was a long process ending up in an emergency c-section and my husband was afraid that would happen again. Although not an overly traumatic tale, I think he was a little traumatised by the whole thing.

Skip to a year later, we had a lovely date day and he agreed to try for our second child. We decided to wait until the middle of the year so there would be about a 2 year age gap.

6 weeks pregnant with twins

Amazingly I fell pregnant the first month we tried. Went to the doctor for my routine checks and my hcg levels jumped a lot quickly. I joked to my husband that it was a sign of twins. For the next two weeks until my first scan we both kept talking about twins and having dreams about twins. So when my early scan arrived at 6 weeks it was no surprise to us that there were two.

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Twins born at 38 weeks – a full term, natural twin birth story

Twins born 38 weeks

Author: Skye Gardiner

 

At the age of 11 I was informed by my doctor that I could not have children due to being diagnosed with Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I grew up convinced I would never have children and learnt to deal with it, you know, the doctor told me so, so it must be true.

In August 2015 I met my other half, I was 24 and it was never anything too serious. In April I started to feel a bit off and thought “hmm get a pregnancy test just because why not rule that out first” it was a Monday afternoon when I did the test and I was terrified to look at the stick. Sure enough it read positive! Dumbfounded was the initial reaction followed by a “it can not be true!” The OH came over and I broke the news to him expecting him to run for the hills, we weren’t “official” (and we had both come out of long term relationships and we were having a ball living the “party” scene)

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Identical Twins born at 34+2. Our story.

identical twins born at 34 weeks and two days

Author: Jessica Belfield

Finding out I was pregnant with twins

I found out I was pregnant quite early (day before my period was due actually). Had some bleeding at 5 weeks.  When I had an ultrasound, they weren’t able to tell us anything at that point.  I had to have another scan at 7 weeks. From 7 weeks I had the most awful morning sickness or more like whenever I ate food sickness or moved or did anything really. Everything was going great.

At 12 weeks, had my next scan, we were chatting away with the guy doing my ultrasound and then his face changed, he’s like hold on a minute. I looked at my husband thinking the worst. He then turned to us and said “Its TWINS”. I laughed, saying you are joking right?? He was like “No, its twins turning his screen to us and pointing them out to us” My husband sat there in shock…I continued to laugh. We found out we were having MCDA twins. Identical twins. Wow. He also explained that could also be why my morning sickness was really bad.

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Twins born at 32 weeks 5 days – Our story

Twins born at 32 weeks + 5

Author: Josie Teggeris

6 weeks pregnant and over the moon BUT I’m in hospital on a drip for extreme nausea and constant vomiting. By morning I thankfully felt better and it was during a routine ultrasound that I was told there was not only one baby growing but two!

Hyperemesis Gravidarum with twins

Blessed with two, double the trouble but throughout my pregnancy it was double the damn hormones!  This lead to an early diagnosis of the medical term for severe all day sickness called “hyperemesis gravidarum”. This was horrible, this was constant and by week 12, I had to stop work completely. My amazing OB advised if it hadn’t subsided by this stage it will continue throughout the whole pregnancy. And damn it, he was right.

My pregnancy was dependent on medication.  This was to help subside the vomiting and nausea but it didn’t stop it from coming out up to 6 times a day. To say my pregnancy was terrible was an understatement, because it was completely debilitating on all levels.

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Born at 28 weeks – Twin Birth Story

Twins born at 28 weeks story

Author: Emilie Upson

Finding out I was pregnant with twins

I found out I was having MCDA twins at my first scan at 8 weeks. The first half of my pregnancy was uneventful. All my fortnightly scans went fine and I found out I was having boys at my 16 week scan. I had my usual scan at 27 weeks 3 days and everything was fine. both boys were still head down as they had been since 13 weeks.

That night I woke up with pains but put it down to the usual stretching pains in my stomach. I had a shower and went back to sleep, that went on for the rest of the night. The next afternoon after spending the whole day in pain I presented to the hospital.  Here I found out I was having contractions and I was 2cm dilated.  I was moved to the birth suite where I had my first round of steroids.  I was hooked up to a magnesium drip for 24 hours, and after the 24 hours I got my second round of steroids and was moved up to the wards.

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