The first high risk OB that we met with, Dr. Victoria Belogolovkin, really pushed us to reduce the number of fetus’ down to 2 or even 1. She believes reduction in the fetus' may reduce the risk of miscarriage and preterm labor. Josh and I have always been totally against the idea, unless one baby was clearly not making it, or if someone’s life was in danger. Overall, we want to avoid as many invasive procedures as possible. We never planned to get pregnant with quadruplets, but God blessed us with this for a reason, so we are going to do everything in our power to make sure this is a healthy and successful pregnancy.
The next high risk OB we met with was great. Dr. Ruben Quintero is fully supportive of our plan, and he explained the things that I am at risk for in a more constructive way. At this point, everything looks positive. I am 5’7” and healthy to begin with, so that is a good starting off point for carrying quads. He advised me to be on strict bed rest at 20 weeks, and to just rest as much as possible. I’m sure the bed rest will really get to me at times, but I am sort of looking forward to it at this point. I have been so tired, that all I want to do is be in bed.
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