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Hello, I need some serious help from you knowledgeable and experienced lactation consultants/specialists out there. My twin boys were born via c-section on New Year's Day (after a beautiful progressing homebirth..got to 10 cm and baby A failed to descend after long pushing. He was posterior and in a weird diagonal lie. When he was born,we could see his head had molded off to one side, much like Gumby). Anyhow, I started breastfeeding my twins in the recovery room...
If I have to transfer, it's going to be for an emergency...in which case, I will support the measures that they are trained to use in emergencies. That is what they are good at.
I keep looking for the "like" button LOL Too much Facebook for me, I guess Thank you for those encouraging words, Broodywoodsgal, and to everyone for their feedback and honest opinions. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I will be sure to report back and let everyone know my birth story. One recurring theme that has been the hardest to deal with this pregnancy is FEAR. Just when I thought I had homebirthing, breastfeeding, cosleeping all figured out, along...
As for the risk of turning multiples, for clarification, I wasn't talking about them trying to turn him while I'm pregnant with both of them. I wanted to know if they would attempt to turn him AFTER his brother is born first or attempt internal podalic version if he doesn't turn on his own. The answer I've gotten consistently: NO. No 2nd twin breech delivery. No attempt to turn him externally after his brother is out. No attempts at internal podalic version. If the...
Oh, by the way....both midwives confirmed position of my 2nd twin and they do not agree with the Kaiser nurse's assessment that he is "transverse". His head is under my ribs on my left side, his body is longitudinal and his buns/legs curve above his brother's head (which is below in my pelvis) and his legs are tickling me in my lower right side. He is breech, which I feel comfortable with for a 2nd twin.
My twins have their own sacs and their own placentas. Because of the increased risk of hemmorhage, I have already decided to take a shot of pitocin intramuscularly as soon as my 2nd twin arrives (and that goes whether I am  home or in the hospital). My midwives also carry methergine if something stronger is needed. I've spoken with two doctors at Kaiser now, the member services department and have researched differnt Kaiser hospitals online. I've spoken with OBGYN...
The doc scheduled me for c-section based on the fact that my twin B is not head down. I could just refuse to schedule a c-section and say I want a trial of labor and see how it goes....but it's been made clear that they won't attempt versions or deliver any breech babies regardless. I too am totally comfortable with twin B delivering breech. My midwives have delivered I live literally 2 blocks from the hospital...could be at L&D in 2 minutes flat if necessary. As...
Hi all, Thanks in advance for reading and any/all input. I am week 36, day 4 pregnant with twin boys.  My presenting boy is head down. My 2nd baby boy is breech and is actually in a bit of a transverse lie, facing OUTWARD (posterior) like he's "lying on a beach blanket" according to the ultrasound tech. I am the beach blanket, evidently. This will be my third delivery. My first was hospital born vaginally, my 2nd was homeborn and I've been on the fence in "wait and...
It's happening in a few weeks. It will take about 3 hrs start to finish. Just spoke with the anesthesiologist who says he will use: Ketamine/Versed injection to start. Then intravenously he'll use a combination of Propofol, Tordal, possibly Demerol, some other drug to keep my son's mouth dry during the procedure and then last but not least, something to reduce his nausea/vomiting afterward.   I'm incredibly terrified. He's never had any kind of these drugs...
I just want to add (chiming in late I realize) just in case future moms of twins use this thread for guidance, that I did air travel (5 hr flight) at 18 weeks and was truly hating it. So uncomfortable. And my legs got very swollen.  
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