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Delayed-interval delivery

Any MoMs out there have any experience with delayed-interval delivery?  (One baby is delivered, then they do all they can to keep the other baby/babies inside for longer)

We have a lot of different complications going on (TTTS, dilated 5 cm, Baby A's membrane is ruptured so she now has no fluid) and while we're don't want to induce any labor at this point, we want to hold on as long as we can, an option in the next few weeks, should we need/want is delayed interval delivery. 

So thought I'd see if anyone on here has any input/background...

 TIA!

 


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Re: Delayed-interval delivery

  • wille2bwille2b
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    no input but I just wanted to send thoughts and prayers your way!! hoping you can keep those babies in a while!
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  • image wille2b:
    no input but I just wanted to send thoughts and prayers your way!! hoping you can keep those babies in a while!


    Same! I'm so sorry you are going through all this and am praying for the best possible outcome for you and those little babies!
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  • Have you talked to your OB about it?  It's very rare, and many (most) OBs and hospitals won't allow it.  It puts you and Baby B at great risk for infection. 

    My water broke at 29 weeks 2 days.  I made it to 33 weeks 4 days before delivering.  After I delivered Baby A, I stopped contracting completely.  I think I could have kept Baby B in there a while longer had it been necessary.  I asked one of my nurses about it while I was on bedrest.  She said it had been done at my hospital once before. 

    Good luck!  T & P for you and your babies!

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  • No input or advice, but good luck.  Many thoughts and prayers sent your way for you and your babies.

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  • I don't myself but I know someone who did. I will send her a message and see if she can come on her and talk to you. She delivered her A and kept her other 2 in for I think close to week. Good luck. 
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  • There is a dad on here whose wife did.  Baby B made it to term or near term.
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  • Thanks for all the well wishes.

    Yes, this was offered by our MFM.  Long story short, should we need to, she's willing to deliver Babies A & B (they're mono/di) and try to hold off labor for Baby C.  She's only offering to due this up to 26 weeks (at 26 weeks, she'd do a c section and take all babies...)

    We don't want to do this necessarily, meaning we won't ask to be induced to deliver the first two.  This has just been given to us as an option for the next few weeks, should we need/want to do it.  (basically to give Baby C a better chance of survival...)

    It's been a lot to take in!

     


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  • I have heard of it.  I know of a mom of triplets who delivered one at 24 weeks and held off another week or two to deliver the other two.  They all survived and are doing quite well I believe.  I think it's really risky to attempt induction to deliver just 2 of them because you run a high chance of delivering baby C as well, and as you are well aware there is such a high risk of infection once you are ruptured.  I'm so sorry you are facing such tough decisions.  This is so hard and unfair.  I've been there too - not quite the same but we had to have the discussion of sacrificing one to save the other. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
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    PCOS DX 2003

    N Born 12/13/08 34weeks 5days due to Pprom with SPD and several delays. Conceived on 100mg of Clomid after 9 cycles

    BFP 8/7/10 150mg of Clomid 8/24/10 found no heartbeat & empty sac after subcronic hemotoma, Misoprostol induced MC 8/31/10 7w5d

    BFP April 20, 2011 Menpuir with trigger and TI. EDD December 31, 2011.
    Beta 1 13dpo 238, Beta 2. 16dpo 1091

    May 12 2011 first u/s HOLY CRAP 4 sacs 3 Heartbeats have to see if Quads or Triplets. May 26 2011 Triplets confirmed ready or not.

    Born 11/29/11 35 weeks 3days C-Section E 4lbs 5oz, A 5lbs 2.5oz, M 4lbs 11oz


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  • Thanks, all for your thoughts and prayers!

    After reading, talking with DH and MFM (who reminded us that she's simply offering it to us, she can't guarantee that once one baby comes out the other two will wait...)  that should my body start labor in the next week or so, we'll try for this in hopes of giving B and/or C a chance to stay in longer.  (Knowing that this might not happen, but also knowing that survival rates for triplets get significantly getter after 25 weeks!)

    We definitely won't be getting induced to try this though - MFM said that's too risky to start labor then immediately try to stop it.

     


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  • I also haven't heard of this, but sending T&P your way.  Keep us updated!
  • Thinking lots about all of you and hoping for healthy outcomes for all!  (Hugs)
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  • A girl I know just did it for her triplets- she had one at 25 weeks and the other a few weeks later. All are doing well. 
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  • I've heard of it (like the recent news story about the twins who were born 80-something days apart) but don't have personal experience with it. Just want to say I am thinking of you and sending prayers that all three babies can stay safely cooking for many more weeks! KUP!
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