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May 9th, 2011, 10:52 AM
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Have any of you ever had twins sharing a placenta that switched weights? I'm a little paranoid about Twin-to-Twin and at my appt last wk, baby B who was a few oz lighter than baby A, is now outweighing baby A by 4oz. That, along with reports of a crazy amount of fluid around both twins, and not seeing my regular dr, so my ?'s weren't really addressed properly has me a little stressed! Just hoping someone can relate, or if I should put a call in to the Dr??!?
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May 9th, 2011, 12:03 PM
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There is a margin of error on how much their weigh. The weights can change depending on where they are positioned and who is doign the u/s. I had a Dr. do such a horrible job on an u/s one time that I called the hospital after I left and mad them change every appointment to make sure I never saw him again. He was slopppy and just wanted to get to lunch. His measurements were way off of what we got the week before and after. If we'd trusted his results, we would have been convinced something was very wrong with the babies.

Do you have another u/s soon? You may see very different numbers the next time you're in the office. It can't hurt to call your Dr. if you are worried. He/she should get a copy of the u/s results and should be able to look at them.

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May 9th, 2011, 12:03 PM
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My girls bounced back and forth but they were always a few ounces off from each other. My OB told me they don't worry until they see at least a 20% discordance in their weight. They didn't have any fluid issues though. If you're concerned it won't hurt to call your regular doctor.
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May 9th, 2011, 01:13 PM
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Here is the link to the Twin to twin transfushion syndrome foundation...
Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation Home Page

They have some great information...normally if TTTS is an issue...one baby has to much fluid and the other has either no fluid or low fluid.

Do you know what kind of twins you have? I am sorry if you already posted that but I don't remember.

If you are diagnosed with TTTS I encourage you to call the foundation ASAP afterwards....they have soooo much knowledge to share.
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May 10th, 2011, 06:06 PM
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My girls shared a placenta and Twin A had a Diaphragmatic Hernia. Usually in cases of Diaphragmatic Hernias they have excess fluid. She had low fluid. Twin B had high fluid. They had TTTS. They both kept growing and fluid remained about the same. We were diagnosed at 24 weeks and the girls were born at 28 weeks because I developed severe HELLP Syndrome. I had so much going on with my twin pregnancy that I took it one day at a time.
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