Thursday, January 08, 2009

More stuff about twins

Eric and I started a prenatal class last night for multiples. There were only 3/7 couples there (really bad snow in Ottawa yesterday!) and we were the only ones of the 3 with an older child so some of the info was refresher but the rest was really interesting.

A few interesting facts/tidbits:

- Ottawa apparently has the highest rate of natural multiples in all of Canada. (I wonder what that means)
- Apparently (I still find some of this kind of hard to believe and am waiting for a bit of backup confirmation ;) when you deliver twins in the hospital you a) automatically have to have an epidural (just in case you suddenly have to have a c-section) and b) deliver in the OR with everyone wearing scrubs and masks (just in case you need to suddenly have to have a c-section)
- They don't suggest you work after 28 weeks - which is when you reach the size of 40 weeks for a singleton.

I'm sure there's more but those are the ones that stood out. There was a lot more talk of bedrest, early labour, NICU, etc than I like to admit I should worry about, but I'm trying to come to terms with it all while having a positive outlook.

2 comments:

Lindsey said...

Hey Lara!
I love hearing all about the info you're getting...and all that OR/NICU stuff is in place for a reason...and only "just in case" - so good for you for staying positive!
Have you read "multiple blessings" by Kate Gosselin? THe Jon and Kate plus 8 Mom? It's super good and she goes through lots in detail about her pregnancy with the sextuplets...it was a good read.

Shannon said...

WOW. What is in the Ottawa water???? Glad my hubby had his vasectomy this fall . . . twins might be more than I could handle with three already, lol. I had one friend who had her twins with no epidural and very little intervention or help. I'm sure you'll do great. I'm babysitting a friend's baby and so far today I'm still alive with a ten month old, eleven months old, three and four year old. ;-)