Thursday, June 28, 2012

In case you were wondering...

So, I get asked lots of questions about my quad pregnancy and I thought that I would create a post and answer the most commonly asked questions.

  • When will I go on bedrest?  The answer is nobody knows. It depends on a lot of things. The biggest concern is my cervical fortitude. If my cervix stays nice and long and closed up tight that will delay bedrest. If I am able to evade pre-eclampsia that will help also. I fully expect to be on bedrest at some point and in the hospital for monitoring at the end.
  •  What is my due date?   My due date is December 23, but is pretty irrelevant in terms of when the babies will come. Average gestation for quads is 30 weeks. That puts me middle of October. We are hoping to make it to Halloween.
  • Will the babies be in the NICU?  Absolutely! The longer they stay in me the shorter their NICU stay will be. If we can make it to 32 weeks hopefully they will be home in about a month. It all depends on what complications they may have and how long it takes for them to be able to eat on their own and not have breathing issues.
  • How big will the babies be?  Quads average 3.5 pounds at birth. I believe that is at 30 weeks gestation. If they can make it to 32+ weeks, hopefully they will be closer to 4+ pounds. 

I hope this answers some of your questions. Thanks for caring enough to ask!  :P



JM said...

Thanks! Very, very interesting stuff!

Emily @ablanket2keep said...

Thanks! One more...are they gonna do a cerclage just in case?

Katie said...

At my last specialist appt. they said a cerclage is not usually helpful enough to be worthwhile. So probably not.