World Premature Day: the story of my twins born at 35 weeks

by | Nov 17, 2020 | 0 comments

This precious photo is taken moments after birth

At 35 weeks and 2 days my water broke and some hours later Louise and Victor were born

A twin birth happens in the hospital with a team of ten people around you. Some of them stand in the corridor, because they don’t all fit into the delivery room.

Right after birth you’re suddenly alone with one nurse. The kids are taken to Neonatology for all kinds of check ups.

We were so blessed that Louise and Victor were 100% healthy and didn’t have to go in the incubator.

World Premature Day the story of my twins born at 35 weeks

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After two nights I had to go home, but my babies had to stay in the hospital for two weeks. They were not big enough to drink all by themselves, so they had to be fed partially through a tube.

At home I had no maternity care as my kids weren’t home. Two days after birth I was driving back and forth to the hospital several times a day to see my kids. My pelvic floor didn’t like that at that moment.

Not having your babies with you after birth is heartbreaking, but the stories you see of babies and their parents at Neonatology are often more heartbreaking.

In the meantime people around you joke how easy it must be to go home and not have the broken nights. Well, I wish I had those broken nights together with my babies back then.

Premature babies are extremely sensitive and become very restless and tearful when a different person is in the room. People around you will often not understand why they can’t visit.

Today it’s World Premature Day and my thoughts and prayers are with the babies, their parents and the hard working neonatology staff (angels!).

Do you know parents of premature babies? Offer them some understanding and patience. You have no idea what it’s like and I sincerely hope you never will.

Louise and Victor are now very healthy and happy babies soon expecting a little brother. ☺️

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