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Re: For those expecting Multiples (Twins and more)

Postby espoir » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:58 pm

Just wondering if any of you had been tested for Rhesus factor incompatibility and how they did it with twins. Did you do the first trimester tests for Down's etc? I read that they are not really reliable with twins, but I've been booked for a nuchal scan nonetheless.
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Re: For those expecting Multiples (Twins and more)

Postby twinkle_star » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:19 pm

espoir - i had the Anti D injection as my blood is rhesus negative, they said once babies are born and they know their blood type it'll determine whether or not i need a second Anti D jab. The downs testing is done by blood test and measuring the nuchal fold on each twin. No test is 100% accurate but i was told the combined test is as accurate as they can be without invasive testing.

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Re: For those expecting Multiples (Twins and more)

Postby Mojito » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:08 pm

Espoir - YOu will have the same gap as me, my Son was 2.5 when my girls were born. It's been hard work but he has adapted brilliantly and loves his sisters to pieces, it helped that we kept up the continuity with his going to nursery part time etc.
I didn't have the rhesus tests but with downs (nuchal) you can have it done privately where the specialist will look at specific markers with twins that are not generally looked at on the nhs (you are right the bloods are not accurate with twins) I had mine done here at Oxford with the consultant who looked after me throughout my pregnancy - http://www.oxfordfetalmedicine.com/nuch ... -privately we had the results the same day which was very reassuring.
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Re: For those expecting Multiples (Twins and more)

Postby Debbs » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:09 pm

Verve. Take a look at mountain buggy duet. The car seats go onto the frame. I love mine.
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Re: For those expecting Multiples (Twins and more)

Postby espoir » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:08 pm

Hi ladies,
Did any of you suffer from SPD during your pregnancy and when did it start? I may have had it in my last pregnancy, but was unsure whether it was that or due to a fall that I had. I am already feeling similar but mild pain, particularly at the end of the day but am only 12 weeks, so not sure if that's too early for SPD? I'm also wondering if the pain is partly due to extra blood flow or stretching etc going on. Anyone else have/having something similar?
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Re: For those expecting Multiples (Twins and more)

Postby Mojito » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:13 pm

Yes I had SPD with Max and then with the girls much worse and much earlier from 14 weeks. I saw a osteopath who helped a lot and also had some physio through the NHS and wore one of those belts but that became too uncomfortable after long, they say if you have had it before you are more likely to get it again and more so with multiples. I found sleeping with a cushion between my knees helped xx
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Re: For those expecting Multiples (Twins and more)

Postby espoir » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:54 pm

Hi all, just wondering if anyone was given dietary advice and suggestions on what to eat. I was just reading on another forum that in the early days you need to stock up on protein for the latter part of the pregnancy, and that a certain amount of weight gain is important. It's got me worried, as I haven't really being eating differently to what I was before and don't think I've gained much weight yet. Did you change diets and were you concerned about weight gain, or is this something that is unique to every woman and pregnancy?
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Re: For those expecting Multiples (Twins and more)

Postby Emma78 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:22 am

I didn't do anything differently in pregnancy - I just made sure I took my pregnancy vitamins and tried to eat a balanced diet - everything in moderation! If I fancied something like pizza or chocolate, then I had it but tried to counteract it with some fruit and veg the following day. Oh yes, and I've always enjoyed milk so I had a nice big glass every day, which I guess helped with calcium and protein too.
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Re: For those expecting Multiples (Twins and more)

Postby espoir » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:33 pm

The mountain buggy duet is probably top of our list for a stroller. But am wondering about the carry cots. I haven't seen them, but saw the BabyJogger one and they were quite small. I loved having a pram last time, but am wondering given the size of the twin ones whether we'd really get much use out of them. Has anyone experience with these?
I would like a side-by-side push chair, and the option for adding a maxi-cosi, so think our choice is quite limited.
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Re: For those expecting Multiples (Twins and more)

Postby Emma78 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:42 pm

I didn't have carrycots as Anya and Ewan were sitting up when we got our Duet. I personally wouldn't bother with carrycots - the seats will lie flat enough to be safe and you can make them cosy with a good footmuff or baby cocoon.
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Re: For those expecting Multiples (Twins and more)

Postby espoir » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:08 pm

Thanks Emma. I used the pram last time for day time naps and night time sleep at the beginning and found it very handy, as I won't bother with a Moses basket. Where did you put your twins sleeping at the start?
How are you finding the duet now that the twins are older? I'm aiming for a one-time purchase, so hoping that it'll last for ages!
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Re: For those expecting Multiples (Twins and more)

Postby Mojito » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:50 pm

i never used the carrycots either just a cacoon in my city select until they could use the normal seatss properly at about 5 months. my twins never had moses baskets but shared a cot bed side by side from birth x
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Re: For those expecting Multiples (Twins and more)

Postby Emma78 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:48 pm

We had moses baskets for them in the lounge, although to be honest they didn't sleep all that well in the beginning - none of my kids have been very good sleepers as newborns and we quickly discarded the baskets. At night we often co-slept, but we tried to sleep them in a shared cotbed whenever we could. After a few months we had one in the cotbed and one in a travel cot. Our loft conversion was finished when they were 7mths old so at that point they went into their own individual bedrooms with cotbeds each (as DS1 gave up his cot for a single bed).

The Duet is great as they get older - the big air wheels make it easy to push. Ewan is a really big boy - probably a good 14lbs heavier than Anya but I don't notice any weight problems or pulling to one side. I can still push it one-handed when I need to hold onto Joel as well.
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Re: For those expecting Multiples (Twins and more)

Postby espoir » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:26 pm

Hi ladies,
Just wondering if you have any tips for getting and staying comfortable at night, during the latter part of the pregnancy? At the moment, I'm napping during the day and night!
Also, I'm worried about premature labour - has anyone experienced this and could you let me know what type of cramping/tightening may be normal and what to be concerned about. Thanks a lot :-)
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Re: For those expecting Multiples (Twins and more)

Postby mamfa1986 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:05 pm

Hi all, just popping to say hi, we have just found out we are expecting non identical twins - we are 7 1/2 weeks (early i know)

I have one main question at the minute and that is about due date?? how long do twins normally carry for? i have been honest with work from early on as sickness has been absolutely terrible. So i would like to continue being open with them and let them know round about when i will be working to. any ideas???
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