Topics in 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z 13499 13475 6 11 0 7808 7388088 Pregnant with triplets! 2017-09-23T14:49:53Z 2013-01-14T13:26:00Z maybethisismymonth maybethisismymonth Hey everyone! I am 16 weeks with triplets. Everything has been smooth so far, but I am sure I will have lots of questions! question 9 3 1 comment 7388080 New, with questions! 2017-09-23T14:46:25Z 2013-02-20T17:46:00Z Optum maternity program Generic User optum_maternity_program_generic_user Hello, joining the group! I'm 9w pregnant with twins (thanks to Clomid). I've gotten over my initial shock and now I'm really excited. My sister (who is a med student) recommended me read the book When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads by Dr. Luke and over all it is a great guide. My mom gave me some other books, so far I've read Twins 101, and she also gave me Twinspiration.<br /><br /> So my first question is, both When You're Expecting... and Twins 101 strongly urge choosing a hospital with a level 3 NICU. My local hospital has a level 2 NICU. According to their website, they can handle most situations, but for babies born before 30 weeks, they stabilize them first then send them to the level 3 NICU at Stanford, which is just across a bridge from here. That *seems* alright to me. It's early enough that I should be able to transfer to a doctor who delivers at Stanford, but on the other hand, it will be inconvenient to travel across a bridge for every appointment. I'd also be concerned about getting there while in labor, when in traffic it can take 45+ minutes. I would definitely transfer doctors if I had higher order multiples, but with fraternal twins I think we will be ok. What do you think?<br /><br /> Also, by my appointment next Monday, I need to make a decision about prenatal testing. At the group pre-natal class last week, I asked if the quad screen is still as accurate for twins, and they said that except for one of the tests, it is. But now one of my books says that the quad screen is difficult to interpret for twins, which I tend to believe, since if one twin has a higher level of some marker and the other twin has a lower level, it could cancel out. Thoughts? question 8 3 1 comment 7388205 New Here! 2017-09-23T14:41:32Z 2012-06-12T07:57:00Z neoncandle neoncandle Hi!<br />I know this board has been quiet, but I wanted to introduce myself anyhow.<br /><br /> I am Tiffany, a 32 year old mom from Texas who is pregnant with her second pregnancy. Took 2 years and IVF to get here, and we are pregnant with fraternal twins. I am currently 7w3d along and we are excited but scared. I am the primary breadwinner in my family and we haven't told the new job I am starting in September yet. Hoping to avoid bed rest as long as possible. We are actually more scared about the pregnancy than raising twins, which is crazy. <br /><br /> We have a wonderful 3 year old son who will be 4 by the time they get here.<br /><br /> Anyone found any helpful books or websites I should look at? question pending 2 3 1 comment 7584508 Getting to Know Each Other 2017-09-23T14:35:46Z 2017-08-31T19:39:58Z Grace Skogen grace_skogen Hello Everyone-<br /><br />Let's take the time to get to know each other in the community! Please share the following:<br /><br />Name?<br />Where are you from?<br />TTC, pregnant, or parent?<br />Due date and/or how old are your kids?<br /><br />Look forward to hearing from everyone! question pending 7 5 1 comment 7597240 C-section or natural birth 2017-09-23T14:32:31Z 2017-09-21T15:49:12Z Grace Evans grace_evans_e5tke1093o069 <p>We all know that babies can enter this world in one of two ways: Pregnant women can have either a vaginal birth or a surgical delivery by Caesarean section, but the ultimate goal is to safely give birth to a healthy baby. &nbsp;In some cases, C-sections are planned because of medical reasons that make a vaginal birth risky. A woman may know in advance that she will need a C-section and schedule it because she is expecting twins or other multiples, or because the mother may have a medical condition, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, an infection that complicates pregnancy, such as HIV or herpes, or she may be experiencing problems with the placenta during her pregnancy.&nbsp;It is known that a&nbsp;C-section&nbsp;may also be necessary in certain situations, such as delivering a very large baby in a mother with a small pelvis, or if the baby is not in a heads-down position and efforts to turn the baby before a woman gives birth have been unsuccessful.&nbsp;But what do you think about that? Are you ready to have a C-section? What is your attitude to it, I'm asking as a curious mother who is going to have a due date in a couple of weeks.&nbsp;</p> question 4 2 1 comment 7545772 How Long Did You Wait Between Pregnancies? 2017-09-23T14:27:28Z 2017-06-28T08:31:34Z frida nkatha frida_nkatha Though my age is a bit advanced at 36, I got my first child last year and I have this urge to try for another. Though I have this ominous fear for my young baby, the urge has taken me into convincing my husband into the idea.<br /><br />Looking at some posts i have read around, I have this feeling that this may have an effect on my baby.&nbsp; But of fundamental importance is the concern my husband had on the effect it will have on me.<br /><br />&nbsp;My periods have resumed albeit with some little excess. I also have some pain on the belly when menstruating, something I feel; may not be good for pregnancy.<br /><br />what effect will this action have? should we wait a bit longer? or what is the best strategy to use? problem pending 13 11 1 comment 7593121 IVF or adopt 2017-09-23T14:12:56Z 2017-09-14T19:28:41Z Pema pema_ck5rqa831u9x0 Im 27, ttc for 7 years. My situation is that my cousin is pregnant and asked my husband and I to adopt her baby. My husband and I haven't tried IVF yet and because they are both expensive, I don't know what to do. If I adopt, the chances of us being able to afford IVF in the near future are slim. But IVF is not guarenteed. So should I take the chance with IVF or adopt to ensure I do have a baby? problem pending 8 8 1 comment 7593090 Infertility issue 2017-09-23T14:07:44Z 2017-09-14T18:51:46Z Seema seema_g2eukv75cxmnl I never realised how much I wanted children until I found out I could have endometriosis: the main cause of infertility. I used to think it was just a thing I'd do but I never really thought about it too much. Now I know I have it and the future is still unknown. It doesn't mean I can't ever get pregnant but it's a possibility and, even if I am fertile, I will still have difficulty conceiving. I'm 19 years old. I should be worrying about unwanted pregnancy, not that I could never have kids :( problem 7 4 1 comment 7593111 Egg Donor 2017-09-23T14:04:03Z 2017-09-14T19:18:34Z Hema hema_1n9cavn9f7zpu Hello Everybody,&nbsp;<br />I wanted to ask this question as it is something I have never done before but considering it. I will try make this as simple as possible, My Mothers sister in Law, Went through early menopause and she is now roughly 34 and is desperately wanting to have children, she has asked relatives to donate eggs but as they are a close family they refused incase they would feel the child was theirs. As she doesn't have to money to apply for egg donation my mother asked me how i would feel about donating eggs to her sister in law, As this is something I have never done im Unsure, So I wanted to know about other egg donations experience to help me make the decision? problem 5 3 1 comment 7572557 What is IVF surrogacy? 2017-09-22T13:26:28Z 2017-08-12T11:25:42Z markmiz markmiz Hi,<br /><br />Please specify me about IVF surrogacy because one of my known is going to have a IVF surrogacy at the age of 35+. Would it be useful for her or not at this stage? question 5 5 1 comment 7391998 Breech at 37 weeks 2017-09-21T15:58:53Z 2012-02-24T08:52:00Z azin_may azin_may I have a friend who is pregnant with baby #2. Her baby is still breech at 37 weeks. Her OB told her last night at her appointment that if baby is still breech when she goes into labour that she's sorry but a c-section will be required.<br /><br /> My friend is currently planning an all natural labour and delivery at the hospital. She's frightened at the thought of a c-section.<br /><br /> I sent her the link to Spinning Babies about turning a breech (<a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>). If anyone has any other things for her to try to flip her baby, or encouraging words that I can pass on (maybe a breech birth story?) that would be helpful. <br /><br /> I really hope her baby is just being cheeky and turns soon! question pending 65 4 1 comment 7575601 Elective C-Section: Weighing the Pros and Cons 2017-09-21T15:53:43Z 2017-08-17T14:40:04Z Grace Skogen grace_skogen Are you considering a C-section? Learn more in this article: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> question childbirth childbirth 1 2 1 comment 7597217 Healthy Pregnancy: Tips on Working Out for Two 2017-09-21T15:40:49Z 2017-09-21T15:30:30Z Grace Skogen grace_skogen If you’re pregnant, you need to be extra careful and know your limits. Learn more <a href="" rel="nofollow">here</a>. question 1 2 1 comment 7592900 8 Tips for Better Sleep When You’re Pregnant 2017-09-21T15:37:06Z 2017-09-14T14:54:02Z Grace Skogen grace_skogen When did it become uncomfortable for you to sleep during your pregnancy? Here are some tips that may help you catch some rest: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//cxoptumcom/content/cex-consumer/pregnancy-health-library/en/healthy_pregnancy/pregnancy/second-trimester/0373_3C_better_sleep_pregnancyhtml"></a> question second_trimester second_trimester, third_trimester 3 3 1 comment 7548586 irregular periods 2017-09-21T15:18:28Z 2017-07-03T14:31:52Z veronica veronica_ernwrmeqyfsrt Hi there,<br />i don't know the best way to post this,its a problem and i still have questions about it. I have been having irregular periods ,sometimes heavy flows and sometimes i get no periods or they come late. I have also been experiencing lower abdominal pains. I don't know what to do and afraid what i would be told if i go to the hospital??? problem pending 14 11 1 comment