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Poll Results: If You Wanted a Home Birth, What Did You End Up With?

 
  • 52% (9)
    Planned and got a Home Birth with my Twins (or HOM)
  • 0% (0)
    Wanted a Home Birth but logistics (not health) got in the way and I went another route
  • 5% (1)
    Planned a Home Birth but risked out for early or late labor
  • 5% (1)
    Planned a Home Birth but risked out for health reasons prior to labor
  • 17% (3)
    Planned and started to labor at home but transferred due to health reason durning labor, ***non critical***
  • 17% (3)
    Planned and started to labor at home but transferred due to health reason durning labor, ***CRITICAL***
17 Total Votes  
post #21 of 25

im curious about this statistic myself as there are few records of twin home birth...all of the stories i have read are positive, though i did hear of one that wasn't good. the midwife i assist was second midwife at a twin hb...first twin born fine, second twin had stable hearttones until cord prolapse, and by the time they'd reached the hospital, it was no longer alive...

 

very sad story.

 

the other stories ive heard have all been pretty textbook normal. some excess bleeding/borderline hemorrhage, one with a delayed second twin of nearly 24 hours!!

 

in any case, i think its good to know the possibility of something going awry and be ready for that. 

post #22 of 25

Nowadays, of course, most people who have twins get risked out of homebirth as soon as they show any signs that there will be issues, so of course the stories that remain will be the most positive ones.  Many dangerous conditions show themselves early enough that the mother can change her plans and go with a hospital birth under the care of someone with experience with the condition that has developed.  

 

And of course, the stories you read are also self-selecting for positive stories.  There's a lot of shame put on people who wind up transferring, and those people are far less likely to post their birth stories on the Internet where they can be picked apart and the decision process questioned.  

 

So for those two reasons, "stories you hear about online" aren't the best sample to analyze for overall information about risk.

post #23 of 25

You're very lucky that you even have the choice. In Canada midwives do not attend homebirths for twins.

post #24 of 25
Thread Starter 

so now i can vote in my own poll

 

we had fully planed our home birth, but labor came early and we did not have everything in place and something was telling me to go in. ended up i had developed a rapid onset case of Eclampsia, i did not know it at the time, but again something told me to go in, if i had stayed home my midwife would have shown up and took my pressure and sent me to the hospital herself. so i voted transferred in mid labor (i was at 7 cm) but it  was a calm smooth transfer we took ourselves in and there was no stress in it, things went very smooth, hospital was a bummer and the treatment for the insane BP and the seizure risk it posed was also a drug that stalls labor, so things sucked on that end, but in the end i had a fully awesome vaginal birth and got the medical coverage that my BP needed.

 

we are all home safe and sound and im happy with the way things turned out, it makes me feel good that i felt things would sort themselves in labor and they did.

post #25 of 25


 

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Originally Posted by savithny View Post

Nowadays, of course, most people who have twins get risked out of homebirth as soon as they show any signs that there will be issues, so of course the stories that remain will be the most positive ones.  Many dangerous conditions show themselves early enough that the mother can change her plans and go with a hospital birth under the care of someone with experience with the condition that has developed.  

 

And of course, the stories you read are also self-selecting for positive stories.  There's a lot of shame put on people who wind up transferring, and those people are far less likely to post their birth stories on the Internet where they can be picked apart and the decision process questioned.  

 

So for those two reasons, "stories you hear about online" aren't the best sample to analyze for overall information about risk.



i dont know. when it comes to multiple pregnancy/birth, i think the opposite...from my experience MoM's are all too eager to share their hardships and plights with pregnancy/birth...ive heard WAY more scary accounts of birth and even parenthood of twins than i have positive ones...freaks me out, really.

 

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