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34 Weeks L&D Pre-Term Visit

Monday morning I went in for a routine scan and NST (non stress test). At 34 weeks twins are measuring at 5.6 and 5.9 lbs and are on track with singletons for their growth at this stage (there’s two of them instead of one so double the weight to carry and I am FEELING it!). So this is a huge milestone for us and if we were to deliver now, the twins would likely spend some time in the NICU, but they would be doing OK! Their percentiles arent as high as they were previously which I am ok with but they are still just as big as average babies at this point, and it is totally normal for growth to slow down a bit at this stage for multiples.

During the scan I had a pretty gnarly contraction, to the point I couldn’t talk or move. The high risk doctor quickly wrapped up the appointment and sent me over for the NST, but not before saying I might end up down in L&D for monitoring. During the NST, I had multiple contractions and they checked my blood pressure and it was somewhere around 150/110. Which is VERY high for me - before pregnancy and during most of my pregnancy I was around 115-125/60-70. They immediately reviewed it with another high risk doctor and then escorted me down by wheelchair to L&D triage where I stayed for a couple hours. If you could have seen the faces on some of the mothers in that waiting room….. oooof not going to lie, I felt their fear but also it was a bit comical as I struggled to pull myself out of the chair as if I was far larger than I actually am