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post #21 of 29

Holy Moly! Did you vaginally deliver twins in a hospital??????

Originally Posted by homewithtwinsmama View Post


Editing to add that when I HAD to birth in a hospital for my preemie twins I did refuse a number of things and did sign more than one waiver.  They weren't pleasant to me about it, but I said, "I won't consent to that, I will sign whatever you need to have, but I won't consent to that." Ad nauseum.  Things were done as I wanted them to be and I just ignored their dirty looks.  (not that hard when I was deep into laborland, lol!)


post #22 of 29
Originally Posted by Maternalove View Post

Holy Moly! Did you vaginally deliver twins in a hospital??????

I also had the impression the CS rate for twins was astronomical, but it's not. I think I read 50% of twins are born via CS in the US (so that means probably 50% of twin births ARE vaginal hospital births - since less than 1% of births are HB, they'll be a negligible contribution to the stats.) Yeah, that's high, but not THAT much higher than the 33% overall rate - and certainly not so high to make it an astounding anomaly. 

post #23 of 29

I delivered at UCMC in 2009.  Not sure if all of the midwives are the same, there was one that I didn't get along with at all (same one that MegBoz mentioned as being difficult, but nurturing during the birth).  I only saw Metta once, but she seemed okay.  I saw Lyn and Karen a bunch of times and was okay with both of them, but not a perfect fit - but I loved Kelley.  I only got to see her once and I did everything I could to arrange a second visit with her during my last month, but Jasmine flat out told me that Kelley wouldn't be delivering again until after my due date, so there was no point.  Well, baby came late, and I got lucky!  Kelley delivered and things went as well as I could have hoped for.  I did ask for the tub room, but by the time they got me in there I was already 9cm, so they wouldn't let me labor in the tub, that was a disappointment.  But they agreed not to force me to have an IV or hep lock, which was a major issue for me, and they did not give me a hard time about refusing the eye goop or vitamin K shot, and vax (although Jasmine out and out accused me of being a bad parent for not wanting the Vitamin K shot).  I don't remember enough details now, but everyone was pretty supportive of my choices and when baby's temp was too low, they allowed DH to hold her kangaroo style under the lights instead of taking her away from us and wrapping her up (it worked like a charm).  After a very intervention-heavy induction with my first and a better second birth (marred by the IV - long story) at other hospitals, I was very pleased with this birth.  It still wasn't the home water birth of my dreams but I have no real regrets either.  I'm so grateful that Kelley was on call that weekend, she was (still is, I'm sure) fabulous, maybe you will get lucky like I did and get her.  I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.  

post #24 of 29

Kelley is no longer delivering babies and Metta is no longer there.  Dona (who was at Bay Area in 2009) is now a part of the practice, with Lyn, Karen, & Jasmine.  I adored Dona at Bay Area, so I assume she'll still be the same midwife here.  I haven't had an appointment with her yet as I wanted to meet the others first since I already had a relationship with Dona.  I did meet Karen last week and I did get the same vibe as people were saying she had.  I told her I was refusing the GTT and she said ok and that was that.  I hope things are as easy during labor. winky.gif

post #25 of 29

I just delivered at UCMC on Tues and it was an excellent experience.  Dona delivered our baby boy and she was great.  It was a fast labor since I walked in the door essentially fully dilated but everyone really took the time to review our birth plan and stick to it.  I also wanted to labor in the tub but they felt there was no time to even get it filled since I started pushing in triage.  They specifically asked if it was OK to go to another room and by then I was fine with it.  No one cared that we declined Vit K - we did oral and I brought it to the hospital.  They went out of their way to help find the most updated protocol for oral Vit K (it must be really rare for someone to do this) and just told me to give it myself when we were ready.  The PP care was excellent - they really left us alone and only came in every 4-5 hours.  Everyone was also supportive of discharging us ASAP - it was the hospital peds that held up the process even though our personal ped already gave the OK.  I was warned way ahead of time that this would likely be the case.  I would certainly deliver there again!

post #26 of 29

I'm so glad to hear it.  How fast were you able to get out of there?  I was bugging Karen about that last week, she told me the hospital peds would be my hurdle as well.  I am thinking about asking my ped for a note saying he will be seeing us the next day in the office, so please discharge per mom's wishes or something.  

post #27 of 29

Yea!! :) Congrats!


With my DS, I was GBS+ & had no time for antibiotics. In that case, standard protocol is to stay 48 hours, so I didn't try to fight that - although they had me lined up to walk out the door at 48 hours on the dot.


DD was born at 7:25 AM and I left the next morning around 11:00 AM or so. It wasn't a big deal.

Strangely though, my Ped checked out DD the same day she was born in the evening, then said the hospital ped had to check her too - which seemed odd to me since my ped has privledges at UCMC, but again, it was close enough to 24 hours & they didn't come in often.

post #28 of 29

I was hoping for 6 - 12 hours max...I hate hospitals.  I much prefer being home where I know when the last time the floors were washed and the walls wiped down.  And there's no one to bug me that I didn't marry or give birth to.  whistling.gif

post #29 of 29

We were there for about 28 hours.  Baby was born at 10:30 AM Tuesday and we didn't get discharged until about 2 PM Wednesday.  Midwives signed off in the AM, but even though our ped came and examined him Tues evening, the hospital ped still had to examine him before discharge and they didn't get around to it until Wed afternoon.  So annoying....we were all packed  up and ready to go at 9 AM!

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