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A twin mom recently asked our community :
How many weeks did your OB say was the longest they’d let you go? 37 or 38?
Here’s what the TwinStuff Community had to say:
My doctor told me I’d be lucky to make it to 35 weeks. My goal was 38 weeks. I made it to exactly 33 weeks with preterm labor starting at 32 weeks. My twins came via emergency c-section due to placental abruption on both babies. Spent 3 weeks exactly in NICU. They’re happy and healthy 2.5 year olds now.
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Doctor never set a date…We let the twins decide when they were ready. They decided that 31 1/2 weeks was done enough. We always said that they were a little more than #HalfBaked 😂
Was told we could wait till I went into labor they’d have even let me go over as long as we were all fine. Since baby A was presenting Frank breached, a C-section was going to be required so anytime after 37 weeks we could schedule, I live 35 minutes from the hospital with no traffic (didn’t want to go into labor during rush hour and it take 2 hours knowing I couldn’t push) scheduled C section at 37.5, babies were 6#4oz & 6#11oz.
37w..But I ended up delivering at 36w3d 💗 My girls weighed 5.4 and 6lbs
My babies were both breech at the 36 week ultrasound so I had a scheduled c section at 38 weeks.
My OB let me go until 39 weeks and 5 days then I had a planned C-section. He did say at every appointment that I wouldn’t make it until the next one and was sure I would not make it until the 38th week…
They like you to go as long as possible, but 38 weeks can be considered full term for twin pregnancies. I was already going to be a c-section so they told me 38wks. My twins were born at 36wks.
38 weeks. I ended up having a scheduled c-section because baby B had extra fluid around him and my doctor didn’t want me going into labor spontaneously because of the way they were laying.
38 is the max with no complications but 37 is general for most!
38 weeks and 6 days is the longest my OB would let me go. She said if you go past that then you run risks of complications.
34 weeks . With my twins sharing a placenta, me having cpp, and a placenta abruption, I had an emergency c-section at 28 weeks.
Was told it goes by hospital policy. So my boys share a placenta so 37 weeks but if they had their own it would be 38
I was told they wouldn’t stop labor after 34 weeks. I was scheduled for c/s at 38.1 and went into labor at 37.5
Mine said I could go full term if the twins were okay then got told 36wks.
I was scheduled for a c section at 38 weeks because baby A was breech but water broke at 36 weeks. My twins didn’t need any NICU time and went home with me in about 3 days!
I was going to have a scheduled c-section at 38 weeks but went into labor at 35 weeks.
My c-section was scheduled for 38 weeks. They said that 38 weeks is full term for twins. Mine came at exactly 36 weeks.
38 weeks but then had discordant twins so dr took at 37.2
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