Friday, October 24, 2008

24 weeks

Nancy Bowers, author of The Multiple Pregnancy Sourcebook says, "With twins, you should try to gain twenty-four pounds by the first twenty-four weeks of your pregnancy, or about 1 pound every week." Today, I am twenty-four weeks and have gained twenty-two pounds.

Also, at twenty-four weeks the babies have reached viability. Because of medical advances, babies born after this point have a very good survival rate. However, Bowers notes, "Babies at greatest risk are those born before thirty weeks gestation. These extremely preterm babies are much more likely to have serious and lifelong complications." I'm still praying they stay in much longer. Thirty-seven weeks is full term for twins. We have thirteen weeks to go.

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