Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Twin Birth Story: Erica

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Where do you currently live?  
Gilbert, AZ

How far along were you when you found out you were expecting twins
6 weeks

Any issues during your pregnancy? 
I was anemic and had contractions early on. Because of the contractions, I was given steroid shots to strengthen the boys' lungs and help stop my contractions.

Memorable/funny moment when you were pregnant: I would wet my pants ALL the time! I soon discovered that I needed to frequent the bathroom even if I felt like I didn't have to go. Also, one of the babies was sitting on my sciatic nerve so my leg would go numb while I was walking.

How many weeks/days were you when your twins were born? 36w 4d

Baby A's Information:  
Oliver Lyle

October 19
10 AM
5 lbs 15 oz
18 in

Baby B's Information:  
Wyatt Daniel

October 19
10:21 AM
4 lbs 11 oz

Are your twins identical? No

Did you have a c-section or natural delivery?  Natural. After 27 hours of labor and being sent home for not "progressing" three times, I was finally admitted to the hospital and given an epidural. The boys were under a lot of stress and I was dehydrated since I couldn't keep anything including water in my stomach. The boys' heart rates were dropping pretty quickly. Baby B kept getting stuck on my tailbone and was face up. Because there was not time to prep me for a c-section they used the vacuum to get him out as quickly as possible. I pushed for two hours for Baby A so we were running low on time with Baby B.

Any NICU time?  If yes, for what reason and how long?  Baby B spent 8 days in the Neo-NICU. Because of the trauma from his birth, he had a seizure at about an hour old and was a code blue. He was life flighted to another hospital where they had more equipment to care for him.

Did you have any complications after delivery? Nope.

How long did you stay in the hospital?
3 days

Did your twins stay with you or the hospital nursery at night? Baby A stayed with me, but Baby B was in another hospital.

What are three things you are so glad you had (or wish you would have had) at the hospital? 

My own pillow and slippers from home.

Describe one of your favorite moments while you were at the hospital:  Getting to hold both of my boys before Baby B was taken to the other hospital.

If you had one piece of advice you could give an expecting mom of twins, what would it be? 
Be prepared to be flexible with your birth plan!

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