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TTTS – My weight increased by 8 stone…

By Sue Roper-Moore Hi. My name is Sue Roper-Moore and my husband is Malcolm. We live in Birmingham and have a five year old son, Henry, and identical twin girls – Mary and Lydia – who will be 3 in October. This is our recollection of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion. I had a trouble free ‘ text […]

TTTS – My daughter gained 13lb in a week…

by Linda Haddock This is a story about my daughter and her family, and how TTTS changed our lives forever . Jennifer and her husband Raymond had two beautiful children, Hailey and Cameron. He worked days and she worked nights so each could spend time with the children and provide them with a nice home. […]

Obstetric Cholestasis – My Story

Up until 28 weeks I was sailing through my twin pregnancy – no morning sickness, scans all fine and I was feeling great. A few days before my next consultant appointment I noticed that my hands and feet were incredibly itchy. I was constantly rubbing my bare feet on the carpet, I couldn’t sleep and […]

Pre-eclampsia

What is Pre-eclampsia ? Pre-eclampsia is the most common of the serious complications of pregnancy. It is caused by a defect in the placenta, which joins mother and baby and supplies the baby with nutrients and oxygen from the mother’s blood. Pre-eclampsia is symptom-less in the early stages and is detectable only by regular antenatal […]

SPD – Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

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  What is SPD ? Pain in the groin and pubic area, whatever the cause, is usually related to the pelvis not functioning like it should, and is referred to as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD). The problem is not necessarily with the symphysis pubis itself, it can often be either or both of the sacro-iliac […]

Pre-natal Advice Talks

The sad truth is that there is likely to be a glaring lack of information on multiple births provided by your local healthcare trust. It’s astonishing that with the rise in multiple births that has been seen in recent years due to IVF and other fertilitiy procedures, expectant parents really have to do their own […]