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    Default What are YOUR recommendations for a twin pregnancy?

    I am getting a little overwhelmed with some of my reading, especially not knowing how much info is US and doesn't apply to general practice here.

    So, what do you recommend for me as far as lifting, resting, eating, who to see, etc.

    Bed rest? Leaving work? etc.

    Fill me in, ladies.




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    Hi!

    Have you been referred to a high risk specialist yet? You will be just shortly.

    I work at home, and worked until the day before labour began! I do not recommend that. A twins pregnancy is very hard on your body and you will slow down much faster than you expect. (I was about full term singleton size at 28 weeks). If you are employed your Dr. will likely take you off work in the mid-20's weeks.

    No bed rest for me!
    Wasn't a matter of not lifting things, I could barely stand for more than a minute at a time
    Walking was very slow and painful, and I was out of breath almost all the time.
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    You will really start to slow down by 28 to 30 weeks. I couldn't walk to the end of my street near the end. You have to listen to your body. I didn't lift anything, not my other child, laundry baskets etc. I was a SAHM and looked after kids, which my OB/GYN said that was worse..lol, other wise she recommended going off work at 28 weeks, even though I was not having any problems.

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    Hmmm... I am currently at home with my other 3 under 4. I agree with Mojo--I think work would be easier. My current mat leave ends the day I reach 28 weeks. What do you think a high risk specialist would suggest I do? Right now I am with a midwife (first time going this route).

    I am already exhausted.
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    Pretty sure your midwife will at the very least share care, but likely they'll transfer care. Your dr will advise you when to stop things like vacuuming, lifting, and even sex. No bedrest here, but definitely everything slowed to a crawl. Even breathing hurt at the end.

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