Until now, I have never heard of Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (along with a lot of such medical terms , I am sure). Hope this post helps some one else by letting them know that there is hope. And as they say “hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
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This post is a clear departure from my usual nonsense, but it’s important to me for reasons that will be terribly clear. My story ends happily. It ends with the last 12 years of laughter and dirty, loud chaos that only boys can bring, but I came horribly close to an outcome too terrible to consider.
After finding out that I was carrying identical twins in my 18th week, it wasn’t long after, at 22 weeks, during a routine ultrasound, that a significant problem was discovered. Because, most of the time, identical twins share a placenta, a large number of problems can arise, and in the case of my sons, they were not sharing it equally, and had an “Asymetric Placental Share” or “Discordant Growth”. They were 18 days apart in size, and we were told there was nothing to do, but go home and wait two weeks for another…
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