Quoting ℳizz ℊiz. :" <blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" Stop planning for a NICU already. Plenty ... [snip!] ... be allowed to bring in your own bottles for that reason."</blockquote> Same sac twins are not allowed past 36 weeks."
There is no such thing as "not allowed". That is a comfort zone for the Drs. Just as c-sections are for multiple births and inductions are. All about their convience. How do you think that it was 50+ years ago? Plenty of identicals same sac or not went the term of the pregnancy without inductions or manditory c-sections. My mom is a twin and my grandparents had no idea that they were going to have twins. They didn't have the medical technology at the time. They could guess but, things have come a very long way since 58years ago. If they are healthy and doing fine in utero, why bring them out to fight in the NICU? I am not a DR and you aren't even close to delivery yet so really, this would be a moot conversation but, the facts are that you don't have to deliver them at 36 weeks if you dont' want to. Personally, I would ONLY if there was an immediate posing risk. Otherwise, I would carry along my normal day until it was time. As a mother of twins who was forced into a c-section, I would have fought that a little harder had I known better. I knew in my heart I could have delivered them vaginally. I knew it. The Dr disagreed and sure enough, as soon as they pulled Baby A, Baby B went head down and ready.
Either way, you aren't the first mother to have twins. You aren't the first in this situation. Before you hand over the reigns, check a few things out. Talk to other mothers of identicals in your similar situation that didn't have the 36w delivery and went further. Get as many stories as you can. I am sure you will make a decision based on what you feel is best. You are a mother. You already have that instinct. Run with it. Don't plan for the worst because your Dr tells you to. Prepare for it but keep in mind that it isn't always the case.