Twin pregnancies are more 3 times more likely to result in extreme vomiting and nausea (hyperemesis gravidarum). It's a lot different than plain old morning sickness.
One of the GP's I work with in Alexandria (Dr Mel) has described it really well.
As a Midwife i saw a few pregnant women with this and they were really debilitated.
As a student midwife I was lucky enough to deliver a set of twins by myself. It was an amazing experience, one I will never forget and I'm so grateful for my midwife that mentored me and supported me.
I've had a lot of experience with twins and triplets as a midwife, in NICU and as a Child and Family Health Nurse on the Parent Support Team at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. We had four sets of Triplets in a year. WOWEE!
So I was thrilled when Jo invited me to attend the Twin Mothers group at Centennial Park in Sydney. Twins have their own unique challenges and experiences. The most important thing I think is the self care aspect and doing things for yourself as the mummy that help you enjoy the experience.
We talked about 'filling the well'. How important it is to do things for yourself. Without a full well you can't give out and end up feeling spent. Check in on your twins mummy's on a regular basis and change a 'how are you?' into "How are you REALLY doing?" It may make all the difference.
So onto the VLOG. This was a truly lovely experience and thank you so much to all the mummy's, gramdma's and twins I met today. I really had the best day out! And a Happy Birthday to JO, she's reached the big 40 just like my little sis.