Hi all, I am also pregnant with mono-di twins and last week (17+5) I got the shocking news that a have a mld stage of ttts. The smaller girl is about one week behind and the amniotic fluid was 3.5cm (small baby) resp. 5.9cm (bigger baby). Dopplers were ok, bladders and stomach visible, the only problem by now is the different fluid level and the size difference. Cervix lenght was 48mm. After getting the sad news I read everything I could and this website and especially the forum helped me a lot. I immediately started drinking 3 high protein shakes a day and I am staying most time of the day in horizontal bed rest (mainly left side), although my physicians think nothing of it. They are really good because they were waiting for first signs of ttts since finding out that I have only one placenta which my girls are sharing. So they sent me yesterday (18+4) to another specialist. Unfortunately, although bed rest and drinking the protein shakes, the fluid levels got worse: 6.5cm / 2.9cm, rest seemed to be ok, CL was 48mm, size difference still about one week. The baby with the bigger fluid level was very active, but the smaller one has not so much space, thus she is not too active. Again, opplers, bladders etc. were ok. All of my specialists are expecting that I will need surgery next week, so I have my next US tomorrow morning. If I will reach stage 1 they will send me to Germany, Dr. Hecher (as I am from Austria, Europe). I heard he should be good. I also asked the specialist whether it could be only unequal placenta sharing instead of ttts but he said no, because of the different fluid levels. But he is assuming that in addition the placenta is not shared equally as the umbilical cord of the smaller girl is connected to the placenta on the very bottom and the other one approx. in the middle. Also I have an anterior placenta but the laser surgery should not be a problem to my physician. I am praying a lot that I do not need the surgery but every physician told me that they are counting with it as the situation becomes worse - slowly but it does ... In case of a surgery I am terrified to lose one or both of my babies because they can never say how the vessels are connected and whether one baby possibly supplies the other one or the "divided" placenta is big enogh then to nourish both babies! I do not want to lose any baby and that is my biggest fear. As all of you do - it is the hell! So the only thing I can do is lying on the left side, drinking shakes and praying that God will help us. Has anyone experience if there will be an improvement due to bed rest and proteines how quick this would help? The physician said tht normally the situation can only stabilize but not improve. I am convinced that they are slowing my symptoms but at the moment do not stop them. It helped a lot to write here o get this off my chest. Thanks for reading. All the best for you and your babies!