had scan and oh my goodness...(unearthed from the archives)

More little BLWers in the making... <rubs hands>

Re: had scan and oh my goodness......

Postby monster » 24 Dec 2010, 02:25

Congratulations NM! :D :bsmile :bsmile I'm all :scream at your news, so I can't imagine how you're feeling.

As for the breastfeeding, get in touch with La Leche in your area some time before you're due - they will be very helpful I'm sure.
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Re: had scan and oh my goodness......

Postby Noir » 24 Dec 2010, 07:50

Wow! I can totally get the half exited half nervous giggling! Congratulations though- I'm sure it'll be absolutely amazing to have two at once. I really wanted O to be a twin- actually had my fingers crossed for it in the scan because I was so ill and knew I wanted two- it would have solved having to ever be pg again. This time I'll admit to be relieved A was just the one little bean in there :wink: .

Our local children's centre has a twins club- it might be worth checking out yours if there is one a little nearer to the birth- a resource of information about best buggies/slings etc from people who have been there may be good!
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Re: had scan and oh my goodness......

Postby Stormwind » 24 Dec 2010, 11:05

:o :bsmile :bsmile

Hard, but worth it according to a friend of mine in exactly the same position 3 years ago x
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Re: had scan and oh my goodness......

Postby The3Bens » 24 Dec 2010, 12:04

Congratulations!!!. My sisters are twins and my mum didn't even know until she woke up after they were delivered :scream ....she was violently sick...this was 44yrs ago, thank goodness for technology ehhh.

My sister in law successfully breastfed twins for about 6mths, I remember she spent a lot of time in a chair and she had this fab cushion which was a bit like half a tyre and tied behind her. She says she would have really struggled without it. I think it was from USA.
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Re: had scan and oh my goodness......

Postby catkin » 24 Dec 2010, 12:42

oh my indeed! we always wonder how it would feel to hear that news, now you know!
Hope it is sinking in in a good way, and CONGRATULATIONS :bsmile :bsmile
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Re: had scan and oh my goodness......

Postby Morlyte » 24 Dec 2010, 12:43

The3Bens wrote:I remember she spent a lot of time in a chair and she had this fab cushion which was a bit like half a tyre and tied behind her. She says she would have really struggled without it. I think it was from USA.


Was it this?
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Re: had scan and oh my goodness......

Postby fourweewonders » 24 Dec 2010, 13:44

i've just seen the harmony duo twin feeding cushion looks great but its 74.99!!!!!

Really cross at the hospital for moving my next scan-nuchal fold to another hospital because they're too busy to give me a double appointment at my hospital of choice, if i'd not had the urgent scan yesterday we wouldnt know and they'd have had to scan both babies nuchal folds at the original appointment anyway. I lost it a bit and endded slamming the phone down.

I'm greiving a little i think for my drug free, midwife assisted natural home birth, and having my anti-natal care by my lovely comunity team who know me really well after the previous two. Now i'm stuck with a bunch strangers some of whom are drs, hospital based care for anti-natal and labour, and an almost garanteed c section.

My plan was to have baby delived straight on too my chest, cord left uncut breastfeed as soon as baby wants etc etc

The thought of strangers touching my baby er babies before me is making me feel quite sick.
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Re: had scan and oh my goodness......

Postby shye » 24 Dec 2010, 14:07

I got to hold Caleb briefly at birth and then not for an hour, and with Eden it was a long time before I held him... But DH got to hold both in my place immediately and until I was ready... Would that be an option?
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Re: had scan and oh my goodness......

Postby ches » 24 Dec 2010, 14:27

nurseymum wrote:i've just seen the harmony duo twin feeding cushion looks great but its 74.99!!!!!

Much cheaper than formula for two. :wink: (Do you feel justified in going to get one yet?)

I'm greiving a little i think for my drug free, midwife assisted natural home birth, and having my anti-natal care by my lovely comunity team who know me really well after the previous two. Now i'm stuck with a bunch strangers some of whom are drs, hospital based care for anti-natal and labour, and an almost garanteed c section.

Surely you can still go as natural as you'd like? And even plan on a home birth. I was under the impression that it's your body and the NHS has to assist you with what you decide. Given that this is your third pregnancy and you've had two uncomplicated, natural births previously, I think you're still on the lower end of the risk spectrum. :wink:
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Re: had scan and oh my goodness......

Postby fourweewonders » 24 Dec 2010, 15:07

from what i've read i may get natural delivery in hospital if im really really lucky and the few mothers i've found that have had home birth of twins have had to hire independent midwives as their local nhs would have nothing to do with it.

But the majority of twins are planned c sections, even those that do attept vaginal birth are rushed in for emergency section at the first hint of even minor 'complications'.

The woman from the ultrasound dept was very rude this morning, making me feel that basicly my two babies are very much an inconveniance to the nhs, demanding double slots, and specialist care etc.
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Re: had scan and oh my goodness......

Postby Louisianablue2000 » 24 Dec 2010, 15:16

nurseymum wrote:The woman from the ultrasound dept was very rude this morning, making me feel that basicly my two babies are very much an inconveniance to the nhs, demanding double slots, and specialist care etc.


Wasn't that helpful! I hope you wished her a very happy Christmas from you and your expanding brood :wink: You're going to have four! Your lucky kids, I'm one of four and it's lovely to have so many siblings, they'll love it. The good news is that they amuse each other so much you and your DH will have some time to yourselves!
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Re: had scan and oh my goodness......

Postby fourweewonders » 24 Dec 2010, 15:45

ches wrote:
nurseymum wrote:i've just seen the harmony duo twin feeding cushion looks great but its 74.99!!!!!

Much cheaper than formula for two. :wink: (Do you feel justified in going to get one yet?)

I did very conservstive math of 1 carton of powdered formular per baby for 26 weeks = more than £450. Think i'll get myself two duos!!!!
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Re: had scan and oh my goodness......

Postby The3Bens » 24 Dec 2010, 16:37

morlyte wrote:Was it this?


Similar, but having seen it I remember it was more like a horseshoe, the Breast friend is really only for single feeding.

I know they are pricey but probably worth it, or perhaps you could make something similar???
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Re: had scan and oh my goodness......

Postby KatGoldLIN » 24 Dec 2010, 19:25

NM- I don't have a lot of time to post, but I wanted to say I think you need to question the inevitability of a Section in the case of twins. There are a lot of case studies that indicate that vaginal birth is as safe as sections for twins IF THE PRESENTATION IS CORRECT. It really is down to how those little babies are lying at the end of the pregnancy (precluding all other medical conditions) and teh tone of your uterus to keep baby 2 from going transverse after baby 1 is delivered.

Remember, the reality is that you most likely wouldn't have conceived twins if your body couldn't care and deliver them...bodies are good like that. Also, you've had two vaginal births before hand and precedence is on your side.

It may be worth looking here for information about more natural options to twin birth. It is the homebirth reference site, but a lot of the information is relevent to natural deliveries as well
http://www.homebirth.org.uk/twins.htm
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Re: had scan and oh my goodness......

Postby fourweewonders » 24 Dec 2010, 21:07

thanks katgold but my local hospital has recently given two of my friends sections for breech babies without even a hint of attempting to turn the baby, just 'oh your baby is breech you'll need a c section'.
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