Friday, April 27, 2012

Womb twin story: the afterbirth was another baby

Mum was 7 months when she went into labour, they gave her medication to stop the labour and I was born on time. She said delivering the afterbirth was as painful as giving birth, but thought nothing of it.

At a doctor's appointment six weeks later she asked what was put into the bucket in the delivery room and was told it was another baby that had only developed to about 4 months then died and was delivered along with me. No sex was mentioned.

I got very emotional when I heard about womb twin survivors - maybe there are people out there that feel like me. I am very sensitive and emotional.  Films make me cry, even the news sometimes.  I don't mind being alone in the dark now I am an adult, but as a child I was afraid and used to sing myself to sleep at night.  It drove my brother mad.

I do like to help people and feel guilty if I can't.  Sleep has never been good, clock watching is the norm.  I might get 2 or 3 full nights sleep a week.  I have felt all my life that I have been searching for something but not knowing what it was.  Now I have heard of womb twin survivors I hope I can eventually understand why I am the way I am. I am 57 years old.

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