- At how many weeks did you deliver?
38 weeks 5 days or 39 weeks even, depending on the calculator used
[B]- Why did you deliver when you did (water broke, induction, scheduled c/s, contractions started naturally, etc[B] Contractions began naturally- Vaginal birth or cesarean?
Vaginal, at home- Position of the babies when you delivered (if you knew).
We began labor as breech/breech with both being complete breech rather than the more desireable frank. As I've had four good sized babies previous to this we are unconcerned about my ability to safely birth breech babies, especially since my twins were smaller than my singeltons. During labor, Baby A converted to a footling presentation, but not a true footling, leg-in-the-vagina. She had an ankle down in my birth canal but was still complete breech behind it. Bag stayed intact so we went with it. She was born safely, though a bit quickly. Baby B flipped head down as his sister was coming out. Unfortunately for me, he was already anterior so as he dove down head first he wound up presenting posterior. Bummer! He came head first but sunny side up (a whole pound bigger-booooooooo!
)- Babies' weights.
Baby A was 6 pounds 6 ounces and Baby B was 7 pounds 6 ounces- Any complications with the pregnancy or delivery?
Not really. I had some pretty intense runs of contractions around 33 weeks and my midwife asked me to go on "house arrest" until I got to 36 weeks. Obviously, presentations were......interesting. I don't really consider them complications but rather variations of normal. Obviously, most in the obsterical world would disagree. It worked for my particular situation. Both babies were born just fine. Claire needed a tiny bit of blow by and some deep suctioning. Being born breech and so quickly, she didn't get a very good squeeze and was pretty wet. Her color and breathing were fine, she was just retracting and mucousy. I don't know if you'd consider that a "complication" or not. It was handled on the bed near my head as I was pushing Ben out. Both babies latched and nursed well right away.
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Good luck!