MONOAMNIOTIC IDENTICAL TWIN GIRLS
I had my mo-mo twin girls at 33 weeks gestation.
It was a long hard road.
My pregnancy was rough from the start. Sore bones and muscles etc... I found out at 16 weeks I was having twins. I couldn’t believe it! I already had 2 boys who were then 4 and 2. Then received a call from my OB saying they were sending me to a bigger more experienced hospital because they couldn't find the dividing membrane. The doc didn't make me feel good at all about this pregnancy!
So I had my first appt at the "better" hospital at 18 weeks gestation and was informed there was no dividing membrane and I was having monoamniotic (mo-mo) twins! They told me then that they were both female. Doctors told me to rest, do as little as possible and to be easy on myself and that I would be hospitalized at 28 weeks gestation to be watched till they were born. If not born by 34 weeks they would take them via c-section because it would be too dangerous to stay in any longer.
Two days before they were born there was a major heart rate drop in baby B's heart rate so I was put on complete bed rest and 24 hour monitoring. Two days later they decided it was time for them to meet mommy and daddy! They were born in the early morning hours... weighing in at 4lbs 2oz and 3lbs 10oz. They were in incubators and on IV’s. The IV’s were out within 24 hours as they took right to their bottles (which they still eat like lil pigs now! lol)! They were out of incubators within the first week! The girls weren't released for about a month in a half due to issues with sleep apnea. We thought for sure we would have to go home with heart monitors and oxygen, but just as they were about to do more tests and give us training on them, the girls decided they were gonna grow out of it and we got to go home with just our beautiful precious babies! It was rough and scary, but they were SOOOO worth it!