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Sunday, April 17th 2011, 7:36am

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Hi all
A bit of advice or experiences?
My waters broke slowly 7:00am friday morning, at first I thought I had an accident, but after losing more a few hours later, we proceeded to triage where it was confirmed!!

During the night I was transferred to city hospital as there were a shortage of neonatal cots, this being a precaution incase my contractions started... I was given a shot of steroids and off I went.
Nothing happened during the night except for my waters literally gushing everywhere at 5:30am now that's exactly how I thought it would be!!

Not so much of a twinge all day saturday (thankfully) I did feel a bit like a ticking bomb waiting to go off! Got another steroid injection sat night, I thought I'd be a pro after all the injections with ivf but my goodness it's a killer!! All worth it tho :)

I'm relieved to have kept my babies where they belong for over 48hrs, and the hospital has said if nothing today I can go home... But will need to be monitored few times a week at local hospital.

Has anyone had this and if so how long did they hold out before contractions started??
I've been advised that the babies continue to produce annomic fluid and been given regular antibiotics

Thanks for reading
Gemma xx

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Sunday, April 17th 2011, 8:35am

Hi Gemma,

I have not got any advice on this hun sorry, but just wanted to say good luck and hope everything is ok and also the hospital would not send you home if they were concerend so I would take their advice and just make sure you get plenty of rest. However only you knows your body so if you are worried make sure you go back as soon as possible to be checked. Can you not get signed off from work, so you can rest? Just an idea. Take care xx
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Sunday, April 17th 2011, 10:56am

Hi honey,

I held off for 8 days after my waters first went, so you hang in there. I was a little further along at 34 weeks 2 and I had William at 35 3. I was released after 2 days in hospital and had to take my temperature religiously every 4 hours in case of infection. Apart from that though I carried on as normal. I remember still driving round and visiting my friend but I took a big towel with me everywhere to sit on lol because of the waters continuing to gush every so often!

Good luck sweetheart :hugs: xxx


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Sunday, April 17th 2011, 12:11pm

Sorry I don't have any advice but wanted to wish you lots of luck! Hope they hang in there a little longer. Xxx
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Sunday, April 17th 2011, 12:34pm

Hi Gemma

I didn't have twins but my DD1 was born at 32+2 so I know what it's like to have a prem baby and some of the worries that go through your mind.

It sounds like your hospital is on the ball and that you and your babies are getting good care and will continue to be well monitored - that's really important.

Bliss - for babies born too soon, too small, too sick (not endorsed by FZ) - this is a really good website with lots of information for parents re. prem babies. There's also a message board where you could post any questions you have - there will hopefully be someone who has had a similar experience to yours and who can give you some good advice.

Wishing you lots of luck. Let us know how you get on.

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Sunday, April 17th 2011, 7:57pm

My twin girls were born at exactly 33 weeks. Unfortunately I didn't get steroids before their birth so one of them was quite poorly, but they were brilliantly well looked after and were able to come home after 18 days in SCBU. They will be 1 in less than 2 weeks and are now babbling, crawling and into everything. Your babies should be absolutely fine even if they are born soon. It is going to be scary for a few weeks but you will look back on it a year from now and hardly remember it.

I would be happy to answer any questions you may have so feel free to PM me.

Good luck and try to enjoy your babies despite the drama.
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Monday, April 18th 2011, 9:06pm

Hello I too do not have this experience, my two were prem at 29 weeks, I do understand your waiting, from 24 weeks onwards i was given one more week each time, I just wanted to say just enjoy the pregnancy as best you can, be prepared for early arrival but you are being well taken care of by the sounds of it, the fact that you have had steriods is a great great thing, A lot of the specialist hospitals for prems like babies to be 32 weeks and you are so close to that. Enjoy hun and try not to worry, I will be keeping an eye on your updates, sending love and hugs xx
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Monday, April 18th 2011, 9:15pm

Just want to wish you good luck hope you little ones arrive sound and safe.
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Monday, April 18th 2011, 9:42pm

Hi Ladies
Thank you all for your responses
The twinkles are still content in my tummy :)
Little false alarm yesterday was discharged from Birmingham at 1:00pm yesterday and by 4:30 started to get contractions in my back they came quick and pretty close my panick kicked in which I guess only intensified them?
We went straight to local hospital upon arriving and finding they had available neo cots, they eased up coming every 10 mins I hit some pretty high ones on the monitor, but within the hour nothing!
They kept me in last night and monitored me every 3hrs during the night, as most of you are aware twins tend to play up on monitors and they seemed to be picking up same heartbeat, within minutes they wheeled the scanner in got doc and reassured me :)

So now I'm back home and the waiting continues!
Another day where they belong though, they very active tonight which feels more intense than ever I guess that's lack of fluid? I need to stop panicking that less fluid is not good for them, but must trust hospital advice that all is well.. As long as I keep taking antibiotics , my fluid is clear and my temp stays normal all is good!
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Monday, April 18th 2011, 10:46pm

Glad your little twinkles are hanging in their, looks like they are up to mishief already lol x

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Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 9:40am

Lovely to hear from you honey, have been looking out for news from you! Very happy to hear your twinnies are still baking away, hope they stay put for a bit longer! xxxlurve


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Friday, April 22nd 2011, 9:44am

Today is day 7 since waters broke!
Wow that week has flown by I really expected my babies here before now, so glad they decided my tum was their best incubator!
Had a very relaxing week moved all my appointments and haven't stepped foot in the salon, I know it's in good hands.
Been a mixed week I sadly lost my dad monday so my emotions have been allover the place like I kept saying to df babies must of known I wasn't ready, and will come when I need them most.
Will update when anything happens

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Friday, April 22nd 2011, 10:42am

Oh Gem I am so sorry to hear of your heartache, it is the most devastating thing in the world losing your dad but I am sure he is looking after your twinkles and will make sure they arrive when they are ready to meet their Mummy and Daddy and be welcomed into the world x x x

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Friday, April 22nd 2011, 11:38am

What an emotional week for you Gemma. I'm so sorry you lost your Dad. And I'm glad you are still cooking your babies - you're doing really well.

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Friday, April 22nd 2011, 11:59am

So sorry to hear you have had such a terrible week, so glad you are holding on to those gorgeous bubbas and cooking them just a little bit longer, well done you xx
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Friday, April 22nd 2011, 9:47pm

So sorry to hear about your dad. I cannot imagine how mixed your emotions must be having lost someone you love before you could share the joy of your twinkles with them.

Glad that the twinkles are still cooking. Every day helps. And it you hold on until next Saturday your twinkles will have the same birthday as mine, and they were born at 33 weeks.
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Monday, April 25th 2011, 9:27pm

Thank you all for your kind words and support

The week has been and gone in a bit of a blur, one emotion has taken over the other in turns!

I'm feeling a bit better each day, and as I've mentioned in my diary dad would of wanted me chin up looking after my precious babies..

So a little update
After not feeling twin 1 so much yesterday we headed to triage, after an hour on the monitors the midwife was happy with both heart rates, but not happy with the fact my next scan isn't until 5th may and cons app 9th may so within the hour she'd got doctor to get me scanned today :) which is a good thing we did as it showed twin one had not grown a great deal since last scan at 30wks+6days
Our notes were taken to consultant.. Who's desicion was to get our babies out!!

So tomorrow is D-Day
Slighty nervous!
Hoping twin 1 is just over the estimated 3lb1oz they say twin 2 is estimated at ;ust over 4lb
I wonder will I get to hold them?
How long they'll be in hospital?
I just pray they both healthy which I'm sure they are :) I'm a little nervous thinking about the epidural!!

Seems very surreal knowing I'm going to meet my twinkles tomorrow I cannot wait also to see what we've been blessed with!
Will let you know!
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Monday, April 25th 2011, 9:30pm

Hello Little Gem
Firstly I just wanted to say how sorry i was to hear about your Dad.
This time tomorrow you are going to be a Mummy of twinnies, how wonderful. Wishing you all the luck in the world.


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Monday, April 25th 2011, 10:03pm

Good luck tomorrow hun xx

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Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 2:25pm

I hope you had your little twinkles by now and everyone is doing well. I am wishing you all the best.
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Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 2:39pm

Good luck hunni I hope you are a mummy to 2 twinkles by now and all is well x

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Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 2:42pm

I too hope everything has gone as smoothly today as it can.

I hope you will be able to return home ASAP.

Good luck to you and your twinkles.

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Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 3:47pm

Well it's been a day of waiting!!!
I'm on standby as there is only 1 neonatal cot here at my local hospital, they are hoping to transfer another baby from neonatal to another hospital.. So then they can go ahead!!
Will know by 5...!
I asked weather they were thinking of moving me hospitals but they would rather keep me here, and have assured me if it's not today it will be tomorrow!
So as you can imagine I've been very anxious all day not to mention hungry only allowed a sandwich typical as it was a roast beef dinner today followed by bakewell tart and custard.. Mmmmmmm torture!
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Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 3:50pm

Hope you don't need to wait too long and that you hear soon x :goodluck: for when the time comes x

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Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 4:08pm

Thinking of you honey and hoping they let you know soon lurve


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