I have fraternal twin boys that were born via emergency C-section at 34 weeks. We were really lucky in that they didn’t have any complications. One spent 8 days in NICU and the other spent 9 days.
One was 4 lbs 14 oz and the other was 5 lbs 4 oz.
[name_m]How[/name_m] long they stay in NICU will really depend on how much they weigh and how well they eat (if there are no other complications)
Every case is different but be prepared that one or all of them may be taken out of the room very quickly to clear their lungs and make sure they can breathe properly.
I barely got to see one of mine before he was taken away. The other we got a picture with but then they took him too.
(I’m not sure if things are different now during COVID or not.)
It is frustrating not to be able to see the babies right away but honestly recovering from a c section is tough and you’ll need the time to rest.
From my experience the NICU nurses are so helpful and kind. Take advantage of all their help and advice and watch what they do. We learned more from them than we did from the parenting classes we took beforehand.
Another thing I can say is prepare yourself emotionally that the babies may come home at different times. This was extremely hard for me and mine ended up coming home only a day apart but we thought one was going to have to stay longer.
Take it easy on yourself and make sure you have people to help you. C-sections happen all the time but they are major surgery and tbh it does feel like recovering from major surgery.
Rest as much as you can because once they’re all home it’s going to be wild! (And wonderful too)
Good luck and I hope everything goes well and all the little ones are very healthy!
Oh and if it makes you less nervous I was laughing through the C-section itself because my anesthesiologist was hilarious. You can’t feel anything while it’s happening.
Also, mine are 2 years old now and best friends