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Twins measuring small...possibly induced next week TrixieDoll Due December 15; 2 kids; Nova Scotia 33348 posts
19th Oct '12

Hey! So I'm 32 weeks pregnant with identical twin girls. I have a scheduled delivery date set for November 23d, 36 weeks 5 days. But at my ultrasound yesterday both girls were measuring a little small with hardly any growth in 2 weeks. Each putting on only a few ounces. Twin a is measuring 3 pounds 2 ounces and twin b is measuring 2 pounds 14 ounces. The dr advised another u/s next Thursday to check measurements again and if they are still measuring small I will possibly be having them next week or my 34th week. She also checked my cervix and I'm 4 cm dilated and 75% effaced. So it sounds like they are ready to come soon! I really wanted to keep them in as long as possible but at this point she feels they may do better on the outside. I cant help but feel like i failed them, like a machine would be better for them then their mothers womb. :( i obviously want the best for them and the dr knows best but it is just so soon! Just wondering if anyone else had measurements that were way off or if baby or babies gained alot around the 33d or so week. I'm just really worried about my little 3 pounders and how hard it will be. Has anyone else delivered twins around 33 or 34 weeks and how long was their nicu stay and what was ther weight? Thanks in advance!

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
19th Oct '12

Idk much about twins, but doctor doesnt always know best. All I can say is make the best decision you can! Don't trust the doctors every word either, and if they advise you to get the babies out next week, tell them you want a day or two to think about it.