So, now that we're having twins, my options are limited to a hospital birth. I really, really, REALLY don't want a C/S, that's my worst fear. I've already had 6 healthy wonderful kids, all born vaginally, all past 40 weeks, some past 42 weeks. I know there's no guarantee that I'll carry my twins that long, I can't predict if I'll have PTL or other complications.
I'm seeing all sorts of birth scenarios going through my head of interventions and unwanted procedures. I'm trying to picture how I want my birth to go, but then I think it's not realistic to expect it to happen, and lose confidence of having a natural, vaginal birth with twins. I'm seeing them taken away from me, and them doing everything I don't want (like vit K, Hep B, eye goop), and not holding them for hours. That would be torture.
My Dr. said as long as Baby A is head down, we can deliver vaginally, no matter what position Baby B is in. But, she said it's recommended to get an epidural, and I'd be delivering in the OR just in case.
I know it's still a long ways off, my EDD is Oct. 23rd, but I want to start preparing for it mentally as soon as possible.
What can I do, except wait to get to the hospital while I'm in transition?? There's no way I can convince DH to have a homebirth, and I would not UC. I feel like I'm sacrificing something very important just to please others.