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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Natural and C-section birth story with Twins

Giving Birth To Twins Naturally

Author: Caitlin Ryan

Even though I was pregnant with twins (DCDA) I guess I just thought in my head I would have an uncomplicated natural delivery. Just like my first baby, but I would just push two babies out this time. That was the delivery option we had been discussing all along in my OB appointments. It didn’t exactly go like that though. The 3 of us ended up in 3 different parts of the hospital post birth………………

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Twins born at 28 weeks – My TTTS story

Twins born at 28weeks

Author: Anonymous Twin Mum

 

Identical twins were definitely not on our radar when I fell pregnant in October 2016.

My obstetrician, who I had with my daughter was very relaxed about the whole situation and sent me to find out the type. Who knew! Different types of twins!

At 9 weeks we found our babies were monochrionic di amniotic, layman’s terms. Shared a placenta. Different sacs. Middle of the range risk.

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TTTS and TAPS birth story – The birth of my twins

Twins TAPS

Author: Danielle Rollings

Note:  This TTTS and TAPS birth story contains the sad loss of a twin.

Finding out I was pregnant with our second set of twins

I found out I was pregnant in early November 2017.

We already had a 6yo boy and 2yo fraternal twin boys.  Each scan seemed to give us a new surprise. Firstly getting the news we would have another set of twins, this time identical. Secondly finding out that these twins would also be boys.

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Twins born at 32 weeks – Transferred from Mt Isa to Townsville at 29 weeks

32 weekers

Author: Jodie-Lee Wagner

Finding out I was pregnant

On the 21st of November 2016, I decided to take the “risky” test. I hadn’t felt great for a couple of days. Feeling extra tired which I have only felt once before in my life… I was pregnant then. I couldn’t feel my period coming which was due to start the next day. My positive very quickly showed. Only weeks beforehand we booked our wedding venue and date. Two months prior we had only celebrated out eldest child’s first birthday; it all seemed a bit sudden.

I was scared to tell my now husband. A pregnancy was not what we had planned yet. I booked my doctor’s appointment and got my bloods done while he was at work. The doctor had told me that the test was accurate and I was pregnant. When Josh finally arrived home my eldest child and I told him. At first it was shock then we just laughed.

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My Twin Pregnancy and Birth Story

twin birth story

Author: Nicole Thomas

My twin pregnancy and birth story is unlike others.

Roughly 4 years ago my periods became erratic, sometimes not having one for 4 or 5 months. My doctor sent me off for blood tests, hormone levels, and an ultrasound and at the end of all that he diagnosed me with early onset menopause at the age of 37. This didn’t bother me greatly as I was single and had 2 children already, so the concept of not having any more children was not of concern to me.

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Centrelink for twins and multiples explained

Centrelink and twins

Author:  Vanessa Cartledge

As a multi mum, I fully understand that Centrelink for twins and multiples can often seem complicated and overwhelming. So I thought I would share my knowledge to help other multi-parents navigate Centrelink’s system. As multi-parents, there are payments that we may be entitled too, but the Centrelink website can be confusing. If you know what you’re entitled to and how to apply, it makes everything easier and much less stressful. Please note that I do not work for Centrelink, and I am just sharing this information as a guide only.  Please check all information for yourself.

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Giving birth to twins. The miracle of birth. 

Giving birth to twins

(Note from Twinfo:  This is the final part of a five part series, where we will follow Nissa’s journey.   The links to the other four parts of her story can be found at the end of this post.)

Author: Nissa Vagg

Giving birth to twins

 

The Miracle of Birth

Two days after being discharged, I went to visit my childhood best friend Zoe. I probably shouldn’t have because I could barely touch the steering wheel, only the very tips of my fingers could reach, but she was cooking me dinner and was going to help me decide which rentals to apply for in Tassie. Dinner was lovely, we found a few houses that looked good, and as I stood up from the couch to leave something popped…. I guess that was the pop I had been expecting, but it still took me by surprise. Water started pouring out from between my legs, and I gasped and ran to the toilet to check what was going on. It was happening – my waters must have broken; the babies were coming. Thankfully we were only 10 minutes from the hospital, and in a blur of apprehension and excitement, Zoe drove me in.

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The loss of a twin. The rollercoaster of emotions.

Twin loss

(Please note:  This story is about the loss of a twin)

Author: Danielle Lyne

3 years after our triplets I really wanted another baby. Partner not so much but he agreed.  It took us a long time to fall pregnant. Finally we got that positive test I had waited so long to see. At the first ob appointment and we found out it was twins. Twins after triplets I thought I’ve got this.

We then found out at 15 weeks both were GIRLS!

I was over the moon.  Our 19 week growth scan both babies are still girls (ha ha) and growing perfectly.  The 22 week ob appointment everything was going well. Both babies heartbeats on the doppler were great. At our 24 week appointment I mentioned that baby B wasn’t moving like baby A, but I wasn’t too concerned as I could get a good reading on my Home Doppler.  The Midwife checked and she found B’s heartbeat too. We went in to see my ob and I got up on the chair for an ultrasound….my world fell apart.

Baby B had no heartbeat.

It was an echo of her sisters heartbeat we had heard moments before. I can’t tell you the pain I felt that day. The thoughts running through my head. How was I going to get through this? What am I supposed to tell the kids, family, friends? My partner was at work an hour away and it was the only appointment I had gone to by myself. My obstetrician cried with me. We have quite a long history as he had looked after me through all my pregnancies. I gathered my thoughts and drove home.

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