WHERE DID YOU BIRTH: Hospital
HOW FAR ALONG WERE YOU: 38 w 2d
WERE YOU INDUCED:no
ELECTIVE C-SECTION:technically, I suppose yes. It was scheduled.
REASON FOR INDUCTION/C-SECTION: Pressure from care providers, insulin dependant gestatinal diabetes, suspicions from care providers about other things never diagnosed. Hospital bed rest for 12 days, at home bed rest anytime after 28 weeks that I happened not to be in a hospital. Baby b was breech, A vertex.
SIZE OF BABIES: 7.4 lbs each
TYPE OF TWINS: di/di
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR DECISIONS:
Depends on the day. While I didn't want a c-section, I felt that the system wasn't set up for me to succeed. I'm very grateful to have had full term, "take home" babies after they thought I'd be lucky to get past 30 weeks. I never felt that fear, but my care providers certainly thought so, despite never having symptoms of premature labor. My c-section was uncomplicated, but still hard on me. I healed very quickly, but the first 24 hours after the boys were born were a fog for me.
That c-section made it difficult to attempt a vbac with my subsequent birth, and while I tried (hard! 38 hours of ineffective labor with a doula), I still ended up with another c-section. And that c-section probably means that I'm done having children, because I'd rather not indure another c-section.
If I knew than what I know now, I'd want to attempt a natural labor with my twins. Yet I don't know really, since I know of a set of adult twins, one with cp, and it's thought that the cp was caused by reduced oxygen to the second twin during birth. I find myself very grateful that I've got healthy twins, despite the scar on my stomach.