Introducing Myself

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hopin2bpreggermeggers's picture
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Introducing Myself

Hey All!

I'm actually part of the March 2012 board ("due" March 22, 2012). Because I'm having twins, however, my doctor says I'm most likely to go between Feb. 17 and Feb 28. Obviously, the longer the better! Anyway, I have been lurking and reading all your posts, so I just wanted to officially introduce myself in case I do have a Feb baby!!!! Yahoo

verdouxkai's picture
Joined: 03/05/07
Posts: 826

Hi Meg! Twin, how fun!! Have an "official" welcome to February! Jump on in!

xMyLovelyLadyBumpx's picture
Joined: 02/17/11
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Hi Meg! Ive been stalking you on the March board lol

WELCOME and I look forward to getting to know more about you!

RonanTheBarbarian's picture
Joined: 05/10/10
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YAY!!!! I also have followed your story a bit- and am SO excited for you!!!
Welcome to February maybe Smile Either way- jump on in here!

emansmom's picture
Joined: 03/24/09
Posts: 752

Welcome!! I do want to say I know MANY twin moms that have made it to or close to their due date. If you are healthy there is no reason you shouldn't make it into March. I very much dislike when doctors make statements like these this early in the game before they can possibly know the outcome. To me it just scares moms and there is NO reason to do that. SOrry to go off on a rant! lol Glad to see you over here but I hope you do end up being a March Mommy! Smile :)

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"emansmom" wrote:

Welcome!! I do want to say I know MANY twin moms that have made it to or close to their due date. If you are healthy there is no reason you shouldn't make it into March. I very much dislike when doctors make statements like these this early in the game before they can possibly know the outcome. To me it just scares moms and there is NO reason to do that. SOrry to go off on a rant! lol Glad to see you over here but I hope you do end up being a March Mommy! Smile :)

Thanks. I'm hoping to make it to March as well. And don't worry, the doctor didn't scare me. Biggrin

I mean I know they have no way of knowing, so they only tell me the averages. I would rather know the average and be prepared, then get to 35 weeks and be like "oh, crap." Plus, it gives me a goal to make. My goal is March 1. That is 37 weeks and she will induce at 37.5 weeks.

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Joined: 03/24/09
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I do think it is a good thing to be prepared for them to come early. I think March 1st is a fabulous goal to have. If you don't mind me asking why do they need to induce at 37.5 weeks?
I was just over snooping on March looking at the belly pic thread and you look amazing! Wow I wish I looked that good with just one! Smile

ourfirstblessing's picture
Joined: 01/07/07
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welcome! i have to admit i've been stalking you too Smile nice the 'meet' you and i hope you do make it all the way to march :)!

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With all that weight (from placenta, baby, and amniotic fluid), there is an increased risk to mom and baby of preeclampsia, placental abruption, and hemorrhage. Also, there is an increased risk of prolapse cord if the babies are sitting on it. So they consider 37-38 weeks "full term" for twins and typically want to get them out as soon as safely possible. But ~60% (don't quote me on exact numbers, that's what my doctor said) come between 34 and 37 weeks anyway, many for these reasons!

It's wonderful to meet y'all. You seem to have an awesome Feb board! I've been stalking y'all too! Smile

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