Twins Was Born In A Stress-Free Environment For The Babies To Brow Well
After dating Laura-Jane and Shaun decided to get married, and soon the happiness of a family with children came. They fell pregnant straight away, The couple walked around in a happy baby fog for the next three weeks, not quite believing they had twins on the way.
They announced the good news to the family over FaceTime. We are very close to both of our families and it was very difficult not to announce in person. Our families were all over the moon and in absolute shock when we turned the ultrasound over and you could see TWO little babies!
“These would be the first on both sides. We were lucky enough to celebrate with them where we revealed we would be having a boy and a girl at a ɢᴇɴᴅᴇʀ reveal party! That was at 20 weeks and that was the last time we saw a lot of our family before the babies arrived.”
They had to work hard to try and create a stress-free environment for the babies to grow well. She had a dream first trimester with no morning sɪᴄᴋɴᴇss which was lucky. Shaun was able to come to the early scans which was great, although after 24 weeks all appointments had to be attended alone. This was so hard for first-time parents.
At their 20 weeks scan, it was found twin had a velamentous cord, a marginal insertion and the cord went through the membrane. We were told by an obstetrician to prepare for a ᴄ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ and a potentially early delivery if baby didn’t grow at the next few scans.
It was a very stressful time, they prepared and researched NICU and what to expect with prem babies. They were so nervous and so cautious over that eight weeks. At each scan baby boy continued to grow and was bigger than his sister at every scan.
At 37 weeks, Laura-Jane went in for a scan, and the news wasn’t great. A baby has deceased fluid around her and it was decided to be in a ᴄ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. She gave bith twins by ᴄ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. Twin A, Ayla Rose Hargreaves arrived at 5.57pm, weighing 2.49kg and measuring 47cm. Her brother Levi Jack Hargreaves was born not long after at 6.16pm, weighing 3.09kg and measuring 50cm.
They were then discharged two nights later altogether.