Teresa's babies were born at 32 weeks gestation after 10 weeks of complete bed rest. Read on to see how life changed for her family due to premature labor starting at 20 weeks. It's a beautiful success story!
Hello - I'm Teresa and I gave birth to twin girls in January 1994. I had complications of premature labor from about 20 weeks.
My birth story is not spectacular, just one of a caring mother and father who had to alter our lives and the life of our older child for a few months to make every possible effort to get our two babies here as healthy as possible.
I went into premature labor at 20 weeks, and the doctors watched me closely for a couple of weeks. At 22 weeks, I was placed on complete bed rest at home. This was tough for me, as it would be for any woman..... but we established a routine to get through it.
At 28 weeks, I was dilating more, so was placed on complete bed rest IN THE HOSPITAL.... now, I just thought bed rest at home was tough.... you really cannot get up while in the hospital.
My husband stayed with me most of the time, and my mother-in-law came to our home to stay with and and take our older daughter to school and activities.
I was in the hospital over Christmas 1993....
The doctors and staff at the hospital were able to keep my labor at bay until 32 weeks.... my girls were born weighing 3 lb. 2 oz, and 3 lb 12 oz. There were not any complications other than low birth weight and learning to suck and swallow to take milk...
The girls spent 4 weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and came home on Valentine's Day 1994.
As our family has grown, we have started our own family vacation site.
Want to learn more about our family? Are you interested in taking a family vacation? Please visit www.kid-friendly-family-vacations.com.
To Birth Stories page from Teresa's Twins page.