monoamniotic twins

Monoamniotic Twins: Aeden and Noah’s Story – Parenting Twins Article

     I found out that I was pregnant New Year’s Day.  We were surprised and excited and anxious.  Of course, we had to wait several weeks before we actually got to see a doctor, so 28 days later we made our way to the doctor excited to hear our baby’s heartbeat for the first time.      At our first appointment we went in for the sonogram and it was very exciting until the technician said, ,”Oh…wait a minute…”  It got very…

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A Story of "Hope" and "Faith" – Parenting Twins Article

                     My momo journey started on April Fool’s Day, 2009.  I was very excited for my first OB appointment and couldn’t wait to see the baby!  I hadn’t had too many pregnancy symptoms so I looked forward to seeing the baby on an ultrasound to make sure all was well.  After filling out some forms and going over some basic pregnancy info we headed back to the exam/ultrasound room.  The OB started the ultrasound and I asked him if…

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Monoamniotic Twins: My Momo Miracles – Parenting Twins Article

I had never thought I was going to be a mother.  I’d been diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease when I was twenty-one.  Due to the kidney disease I had high blood pressure, and I also have chronic migraines.  I had been told by every doctor for ten years that I should not have children.  Not that I couldn’t have children but that I shouldn’t have them.  I told myself that I didn’t want children so as to not have to…

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Monoamniotic Twins: There’s more than one! – Parenting Twins Article

Simon and I were very excited about our first baby scan at 11 weeks.  We couldn’t wait to see our little one for the first time. Just before the scan started Simon told the OB that my sister has triplets so it would be interesting to see if we were having twins (or more!). I confidently told the OB that we were just having one baby thank you very much! As soon as the scan started Simon and I could…

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The Overstreet Twins ~ It was Meant to Be! – Parenting Twins Article

August 2007 My husband and I were shocked to find out I was pregnant in August 2007. We had a 3 year old son and an 18 month old daughter and we didn’t plan on having any more children. I had some issues with birth control after having my daughter and actually had an appointment to have an IUD placed at the end of August. Imagine our surprise to be pregnant. After the initial shock wore off we were both…

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Why YES, twins DO run in our family!!! – Parenting Twins Article

April 2009My son was 15 months old and we decided to start trying for another baby….well… I had my IUD removed in March because we were talking about getting pregnant again… I didn’t realize that I would get pregnant so soon.  I found out I was pregnant in the middle of April.  My first appointment with my doctor was just a sit down appointment where she asked me questions about my medical history, etc.  During the appointment she asked about history of twins…

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Our long journey to meeting Janie & Sophie – Parenting Twins Article

At 3 weeks and 2 days I knew I was pregnant. I took a test and quickly popped up a positive. I called my doctor as 5 months before I had had a miscarriage. I went in and had the pregnancy confirmed.  I had my 1st drs appt on March 30th, I was 7 wks and 6 days. I swear I am already showing at this point. First we do the Ultrasound and the technician wants to try to do…

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Monoamniotic Twins: Waiting for Our Angels – Parenting Twins Article

           A few months after we got married in 2008, we decided it was time to start trying to add to our family.  We thankfully got pregnant right away and were elated, we told everyone and even started to buy baby gear.  On Thanksgiving at Russ’s family’s house I started to bleed, we were destroyed.  The following week we went to my ob who confirmed there was no heartbeat and at 12 wks the baby had simply stopped growing.  I…

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Monoamniotic Twins: We beat the odds – Parenting Twins Article

After two miscarriages, one naturally and one via IVF, I was told it was literally hopeless that I would be able to conceive.  I have two teenage sons from my first marriage and my current husband and I so desperately wanted a child of our own we tried just about everything.  I even had a failed IVF cycle with donor eggs.  I was told that my FSH levels were so high that I could never conceive a child on my…

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