Congrats on the arrival of your girls Manz! Hope you're all settling in at home now.
Congrats Mon! I found out at my 12 week scan too. I don't have any other kids but can't imagine you would need to change much right now. You will be entitled to 240 hours (I think that's the amount) of homehelp which you can use for a cleaner or nanny etc when the twins arrive. I know some people use student nanny's for this cos they are cheaper. I've also heard there is a decent amount of paperwork to get it sorted so might be worth getting that started with WINZ.
Hi. Just dripping my toes in here. I have 2 kids- aged nearly 6 and 3 and found out yesterday that I am pregnant with twins. This pregnancy was a complete surprise so still getting over the shock of twins (there is no history on either side of the family). At the this stage its very early days- only 5w 4ds- only reason I had an early scan was to get an ETD but thought she was joking when she found 2 sacs. They could see 2 sacs and an embryo and yolk sac within each one and I have to have a scan in 3 weeks to check all is OK.
Would someone be able to tell me at what stage I should know if they share a placenta?
Very,very tired at the moment and not sleeping very well at night as I can't seem to relax. Also the constant hunger.
Congrats Mum2ET! I so know that feeling of shock (even though twins run in my family and I suspected I was still shocked). I think they should be able to see how many placenta's there are by 7 weeks.
Get used to scans, you'll have A LOT! You'll also get referred to an OB - standard practice for multiple pregnancies but you can also have an independent midwife if you wish.
I was starving for the whole first trimester and ate all the time to ward of the nausea but still lost weight and yep the tiredness is crazy, I used to leave work early to go home and sleep!
There's a great Facebook page for parents of multiples with lots of support (NZMBA) and also a page for buying/selling twin stuff at great prices cos we all understand how expensive having multiples is (NZ BUY/SELL/SWAP TWIN CLOTHES/TOYS)
Welcome to the crazy, amazing world of multiples :-)
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