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Any recommendations: a Chicago OB likely to support non-induced, vaginal delivery of twins?

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If the next ultrasound or two don't show twin-to-twin transfusion, or the risk of it, I may want to switch from the practice I'm in to one that will be as non-invasive as possible.  The office I'm in seems to have a policy of induction at 38 weeks, which I'm not really comfortable with.  (If transfusion IS a problem, I'll be switching, anyway; and my main concerns will be the twins' survival, and a different landscape of risks.)  Suggestions in or near downtown Chicago would be especially welcome.  (To me, that means - within three miles.)  In the best of all worlds, I'd get that, along with association with a hospital with a level 3 NICU - just in case.  My thanks to anyone with ideas...

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A friend of mine just recently switched to Marc(k?) Sibul at Northwestern/Prentice.  She's pg with fraternal twins and this will be her 4th time birthing and 1st vbac.  According to her, he's totally down with the vbac for twins and spent like 2 hours mostly chatting with her for the 1st appt.  Have no idea who the other OBs are in his practice or what their views are though.  Good luck!

 

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Thanks, skyblufig - that sounds promising.  And the location is perfect! The office I'm already going to is associated with Northwestern & Prentice.  Switching to someone else there feels easier than someplace entirely new. 

 

I'd still welcome any ideas others might have, in case, say, he's not taking new patients, suddenly, or something else fails to work out.






 

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This doc has been recommended for one who is willing to do ECV for homebirth mamas, catch breech, etc. so he might be worth calling:

 

Elias Sabbagha, MD

Comprehensive Womens Hlth Care
680 N Lake Shore Dr Ste 1424

 

Chicago, IL

60611

Phone: (312) 482-8484
Fax: (312) 482-9977

post #5 of 9

May be worth checking into Dr. Hussey at Rush as well. He has a fantastic reputation

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LEAW and chandasz: Thank you, both!  Those sound like good possibilities.  I appreciate it!

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http://www.whcchicago.com/

 

I have a friend who had a fairly high risk twin pregnancy and loved the care she received from this group. (Dr. Hussey in one of their doctors!). She had an unmedicated twin birth with them. 

 

Best wishes! 

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I know this is an old post but I thought I'd throw it out there: OMG Women's Healthcare in Hinsdale, IL (they deliver at Adventist Hinsdale)- is a Midwife practice with a DO OB supervising who follows the Midwife model of care- they're amazing and extremely flexible. They're also the 1st practice in the country to employ Doula's and provide a Doula for every birth (if requested)... It might be worth checking them out if you're still looking. Best wishes!

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Sounds wonderful, thank you!  I actually switched to Dr. Sabbagha, recommended above, on Tuesday.  My twins are thriving, and I thought things with the original o.b. would be okay, but found they were actually much less flexible, approachable, or willing to TRY a natural approach than I hoped.  Dr. Sabbagha seems excellent, in contrast; but it's always good to know of other options, lest something goes awry, or I need them, in the future.  

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