Any Twin Preperation Advice

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sethina2 - August 23

HI all i am pregnant with Ferternal Twins due 25th Dec 08. I am planning a c-section approx 3 - 4 weeks early, i am only small built so the doc recommends this the safest procedure. I have a 2 1/2 yr old son, and am looking for any preperation advice on twins. Eg: Should i sleep them together for the first few months?, Is it really that hard to br___tfeed twins?


drea - August 25

Hi Sethina....congrats on your twin pg. I am due with fraternal twins also within the next 3 weeks or so. You wont get too much of a response on this board reagrding twins, its mostly clomid posts and fertility questions (which is ok, it just that his is the twins and multiples board not the fertility board). Anyway, I have a 2 year old (she'll be 2 at the end of Septembetr) also. I plan on sleeping the teins together in one crib until they are ready to be on there own. My daughter is still in her crib, so I figure by the time she is ready for a "big girl bed" the twins will be ready to be in their own crib and just move hers over. Howw are you feeling?


fncdavis - August 26

Hi All, I am 7 weeks pg with ferternal twins also. I'm so excited, but very nervous. I would love it if we could get and advice thread going, any suggestions would be appreciated. I met a mom of twins and she told me to keep them on the exact same schedule. For her it worked great, she said when one woke up she woke the other one. She would bf one and bottle feed the other and then switch on the next feeding. I think it's worth considering. Anyway, good luck to both of you. Cindy


drea - August 26

hi fnc.....congrats to you too on your twin pg. They were able to tell they were fraternal already at 7 weeks???? Wow, modern technology. Anyway, I heard the same thing about the schedule and intend to do it (as best I can anyway). My parents are getting us a night nurse who works with twins so hopefully we will get them on a schedule. Anyway, good luck to you too.


king1983 - December 3

i had a set of identicla twins in 2004. b___stfed them both till a year old. was alittle hard at first but things got easier as they grew. i did sleep them together for the first 3-4 months. they wouldn't sleep in seperate cribs. i had a 1 year old son at the twins time of birth. get them involve so they don't feel left out. let them get diapers from thepack for you so they feel like their helping trust me it makes the jealousy a little easier to deal with. good luck with everything and let me know how things go. if you need someone to talk to about twins and stuff you can feel free to talk to me too if you want.


sam0208 - December 19

I am 33 weeks pg with twin girls. And I was wondering how did everyone find out that they are having fraternal or identical twins, (besides if you are having girl/boy)? And I have asked my doctor (many of times) and he always says that they cann't tell untill they are born. I was just curious.


fncdavis - December 22

Sam0208...I'm shocked that your dr didn't answer that questions correctly. With u/s they can tell as early as 5w if the twins are identical or ferternal, both babies in one sac is identical (one egg that divided) two sacs is ferternal (two seperate eggs were fertilized). Congrats to you and best of luck with your twin girls. Cindy


chica1 - December 24

NO, Identical twins can have one or two sacs. Actually, having one sac is dangerous and considered a high risk pregnancy. Identical and Fraternal can have two sacs.


hopeful4two - December 26

For all you ladies that are or have been pregnant with twins, did you use clomid to get pregnant or was it natural? Identical twins can really be in two seperate sacs? I never knew that!


april09 - December 29

I conceived twins naturally, it was a total surprise. We are expecting two boys that are in their own sacs so they could be identical, we won't know until after they are born. I too would be interested in any advise on raising twins or just on getting through the first few months. Thanks!


usmcwife - January 10

Hi ladies. I'm new to this website. I had my first ultrasound done today and twins! I was on clomid for a year and then my doctor switched to shots when I was doing the IUI's. I'm very nervous and scared. The thought of twins seems a little overwhelming. What are the best double strollers? So much to learn... Thanks for all your help!


Shellz - January 26

Hi all...I just found out on the 22nd that I am having twins! It was a total surprise. I'm in my 8th week now with a 9/5/09 due date. Mine were conceived naturally and I have a 5 year old son also. Any advice would be there anyone else due the same time?


funnygal84 - March 23

We've been co-sleeping with our twins. It's just easier to b___stfeed in the middle of the night that way. They're almost 4 months old now and we're starting to transition them to their own room. They'll still sleep in the same crib as long as they can fit.


funnygal84 - March 23

Adter months of searching for a double stroller that had all the features we wanted, we bought the one from Kolcraft. It allows you to use carseats in it for when the babies are still to big for regular seats. Once they're big enough the seats have different positioning options. they can both face forward or both face toward you, also they can face away from each other or towards eachother. It is on the heavier side at about 45-50 lbs, but I'm only 5'4" and 110lbs and able to easily lift it in and out of our van. We're so happy with it and it was the one most of the moms of multiples referred us to.



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