Maggie in VA (Login maggie1961) Posted Feb 15, 2011 2:18 PM
Well, and that's part of my friend's story I didn't relate: when it was discovered the identical twins' placenta was covering her cervix, her doctors advised her to reduce. After much soul-searching, she did. Everything looked OK with the singleton remaining for a while, but at an U/S around 20 wks, she was informed that there was not enough amniotic fluid to support the pregnancy, and they advised her to terminate. She was so angry at herself for having taken the advice to terminate the twins, she refused, and delivered prematurely not long after.
Reduction would be an emotionally devastating decision even if you knew for sure it would save another fetus, but it doesn't always work out that way. I can tell she is always going to reproach herself for that. On the brighter side, she is currently carrying a healthy twin pregnancy -- swore she'd never transfer >1 again, but well, when you're on that table . . . .