Those who follow my blog are probably wondering how come my pregnancy updates stopped at 29 weeks. I did not update this blog since late February because the last couple of weeks of my pregnancy was not pleasant. I was in and out of the hospital with contractions and some complications. Although late, I decided that I needed to tie up the loose ends on my twin pregnancy and tell you the story of their birth.
Lots has happened in the past couple of weeks. I was released for bedrest in the hospital to bedrest at home in my 27th week. That same evening, I started getting itchy.
Oh my God I was itchy. At first I thought it was just an allergic reaction to something. I thought it might be the Epsom salts since it started to happen after a soak in a bath that contained the salts. In an attempt to stop the itch, I took an antihistamine. That did not help. The itching got progressively worse. It got so bad the following day that I called the birthing centre at my hospital and spoke to a nurse. She had the doctor call me back after I described the symptoms. Because it was late, the doctor told me to try and get some sleep and come in the morning to have my liver enzymes checked.
Since learning I was pregnant with twins, one of the things that has been preoccupying my mind a lot is preterm labour. M was born a couple of weeks early, albeit at term, it does make me wonder if I will be able to make to the 36-37 weeks that is considered term for twins. (more…)