For the twin Mama's, I think it's important to have a MFM as a back up...I have one, but that is my only Dr., he delivers, so I don't have to have an OB as well. I know some OB's say twins aren't necessarily a big deal, but why risk it, when more often than not, they are born a lot earlier than a singleton. It's nice to have them watching.
I had a horrible night last night. Well, it didn't start out that way, my DH took me out for Valentines to beat the rush. We had a great time, until the drive home. I started having pain in my belly, and pretty fast it turned into cramps. By the time I got home, it hurt so bad I wanted to throw up. My bowels were a mess, and I was having a constant HARD contraction that wouldn't go away. For 45 mins straight I felt like I was in full blown labor, about to pass out. Thankfully I have a heart doppler so we got it out and tried to listen for their heart beats, and I found baby A, but it was a lot slower, and then baby B was really hard to pick up...all while contracting something fierce. My DH called the hospital and they wanted to see me, to just be sure. Wouldn't you know it, they were in no hurry at all to see me when I got there and waited almost an hour until the got me to a room...NICE! Things were more calm by then, but I was worried about my cervix. Unfortunately this is a teaching hospital, which means incompetent student Dr.'s and Residents at night. UGH. They didn't know how to do an ultrasound, so I was telling them where the SCH was, because they couldn't tell, and they didn't know how to measure my cervix. So, I walked out of there, not knowing how that looks. I did however find out, I have a slight yeast infection, and a UTI...hmmm. No symptoms, wondering if their incompetence is shining through in this diagnosis too. So after hours in L&D, I left exhausted. I've slept most of the afternoon today, and so far so good, I haven't had any episodes. I do not know what set this off, so it's a little scary. The good news is that the babies are fine, and wiggling around. Thank God!
I hope that doesn't happen again. It was truly awful, it was labor pains for sure, and my uterus wasn't happy, the contractions were visible from the outside, and oh sooooo hard...it was shocking. Glad that is over and all is well.
Take care everyone, and stay well.