Twin Pregnancy Week by Week: 29 (Birth Plan)


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We're joining Kim (aka wntg1grl), a stay-at-home mom of three who's expecting twins, on her exciting journey from bump-to-babies. Check back every week for the latest developments.

Week 29
What's Happening with Mom:
I had an OB and a perinatal appointment. Both babies are still in the breech position. Baby B has the cord around her neck one time (loosely). They said she can easily roll one way and it will come off, or she can roll the other way and put it around another time, or make it tight...this could spell trouble, but it is very common, too. Trying not to get too worked up, but this really makes me nervous.
Lots of moms have their birth plan set by now. Well, my plan is to not have a plan. I have had 3 children, and all of them have been so different. I have learned a lot about my body, and by now I know that I don't do well with a plan. I just relinquish control, my body takes over, and I do what the doctor says.
My only plan is to stay pregnant as long as I can and then I plan to have the babies, however they come...healthy ones would be my only wish. I have been so scared of a C-section, but lately I have realized that they will most likely come that way, so now I am looking for the good in it. It will be fast, no labor, a lot of being spoiled after while I recover...very different from any birth I have had before and I am okay with that.
What's Happening with Babies:
Our bodily functions are working, we've started peeing in the amniotic fluid! See why it's so hard to potty-train us later?
Question of the Week from Answers:
I'm 36 weeks pregnant and my baby girl has her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck that okay? The doctor didn't seem to be alarmed, and it kinda scared me. I'm a first time mom. — Lovin_mybaby5
Anonymous: Pretty common, they don't worry as long as the baby has room to move. My oldest and youngest was born with it wrapped once for one child and twice with the other, both are very fine, 8 and 17 now. If it starts cutting off the blood supply with oxygen and such that's when they worry, if the cord is too short for delivery, they worry too. Do your kick counts, etc. The doctor might want to monitor you a little closer, but not necessarily. Like I said, it's common, they will wrap in and back out during the pregancy.
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