Saturday, August 21, 2010

Twin Pregnancy Blog - Aug 21 2010 - Week 11 - "Hospital visit"

Made a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Aug 20 to arrange for prenatal/delivery/antenatal care. We went during lunch. My wife said that I didn't have to accompany her and that she can handle it herself. But I went along anyway. Main reason is because I didn't want people to think she's a single mother!

Registration was simple enough. We just had to provide ID, proof of address, and our doctor's recommendation letter. We noticed on a sign that the hospital was fully booked for deliveries up to October. Our babies are due for February, so we breathed a sigh of relief.

We scheduled a mid-wives booking clinic for the next day on Aug 21. It's meant to be for informative purposes only. They talk to you about Down's Syndrome and perform a blood test. And they give you some information on the hospital and on breastfeeding. Since we already conducted the blood test and Down's screening, we didn't have to go through that again.

The nurse we met with asked if we knew whether our twins are monozygotic (ie, identical) or dizygotic (ie, fraternal). Since our private doctor told us she was 90% certain they're monozygotic, that's what we told the nurse. But she doesn't seem to believe us, so she scheduled us for an ultrasound for Aug 23 (Monday).

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