1. Dismiss Notice
  2. If someone taught you via skype, what would you want to learn? Tell us here!
    Dismiss Notice

Twin Pregnancy - Second Trimester Experiences

Discussion in 'Pregnancy & Labor' started by Myliltwincesses, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Myliltwincesses

    Myliltwincesses Silver IL'ite

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    92
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Gender:
    Female
    I had another transvaginal scan at 15 weeks and my cervix length was checked and it was OK.

    As I was carrying twins, I was advised to undergo Cervical cerclage as a precaution.In this process, cervix is stitched so that it doesn’t open up and it helps in preventing preterm birth of babies.

    Some of my friends had this Cervical incompetence problems and they had lost their babies.I know it is very vital and my procedure was fixed after two days.

    My babies heart beat was checked before and after the cerclage and procedure was done under mild anaesthesia. I was kept for observation for 2 days in hospital.On third day, another scan was taken for checking my cervix and then I was discharged.

    I had my next scan around 19 weeks and fetal anatomy and cervix was checked.I was informed about weight of my both babies for the first time in this scan.

    At the mid of 24 weeks, I had another scan and weight of babies and cervix was checked. Both babies didn’t have more weight difference and were growing well.

    My Experiences:

    In this trimester, my vomiting reduced from severe to bearable condition.I started feeling somewhat hungry and I ate the foods I liked.I continued having more juices and my headaches also reduced.

    I was worried before undergoing cervical cerclage but my doctor told that my babies would be safe during the procedure.

    During one of the blood tests, I was informed that my haemoglobin level was less and I started eating dates. When the blood test was taken after some days, my haemoglobin level improved.

    I had mild bleeding during this trimester and I rushed to hospital. By God’s grace, it wasn’t very serious and I was discharged after 2 days. I still remember the fear I felt before the scan for safety of my babies.

    I had constipation problems from my first trimester, but it intensified during this trimester.I passed blood along with stool and was advised to consult another specialist for this problem.I was given some medicines to be taken daily for tackling this issue.

    From the day I conceived, I came out of my home only for hospital visits.During my 5 th month, me and my husband went to a mall and purchased some dresses for me.I started walking daily in a park near my apartment.

    Overall, this trimester was very much bearable for me when compared to my first one.

    Note:These are my personal experiences in my pregnancy.

    I wish to reiterate that I am not from medical field nor an expert, I am just an ordinary mother who wishes to share her journey with others.
     
    Ramyarc and Anusha2917 like this.
    Loading...

  2. Anusha2917

    Anusha2917 IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    1,806
    Likes Received:
    5,447
    Trophy Points:
    383
    Gender:
    Female
    Were you employed during your pregnancy?
    Please don't take my question otherwise. I was just trying to check in a generic sense.
     
    Myliltwincesses likes this.
  3. Myliltwincesses

    Myliltwincesses Silver IL'ite

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    92
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Gender:
    Female
    I was working while undergoing IVF. I resigned my job after I conceived with twins.I felt it might be difficult to manage.
     
    Anusha2917 likes this.
  4. Anusha2917

    Anusha2917 IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    1,806
    Likes Received:
    5,447
    Trophy Points:
    383
    Gender:
    Female
    Thank you for the reply :)
     
    Myliltwincesses likes this.
  5. Ramyarc

    Ramyarc Silver IL'ite

    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    68
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Gender:
    Female
    Nice post OP,
    when you get a chance please write about IUI versus IVF, pros and cons.

    Regards
    Ramya
     
    Myliltwincesses likes this.
  6. Myliltwincesses

    Myliltwincesses Silver IL'ite

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    92
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Gender:
    Female
    Thanks Ramya.I will write about that.
     
  7. DDream

    DDream Finest Post Winner

    Messages:
    1,126
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    Trophy Points:
    285
    Gender:
    Female
    "I had constipation problems from my first trimester, but it intensified during this trimester.I passed blood along with stool and was advised to consult another specialist for this problem.I was given some medicines to be taken daily for tackling this issue.:"

    It may be due to the iron in prenatal. The chemical composition of iron in these vitamins create constipation. They may give you stool softener or fibre supplements. But it didn't help me during my first pregnancy and I suffered a lot. During second pregnancy I went for pre natal without much iron. And took iron supplements as " slow release iron".(Google). Its available in USA. Please ask doctor about slow release iron supplements. I didn't face any issue and was very comfortable. Please check. Wishing you a happy and comfortable pregnancy period. Take care
     
    Myliltwincesses likes this.
  8. Myliltwincesses

    Myliltwincesses Silver IL'ite

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    92
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Gender:
    Female
    Thanks for your suggestion.But I already delivered.My twin girls are now 5 months old. This post is just a compilation of my twin pregnancy experiences.I am writing whatever I faced in all trimesters during my pregnancy.
     

Share This Page