Thanks in advance for reading and any/all input.
I am week 36, day 4 pregnant with twin boys. My presenting boy is head down. My 2nd baby boy is breech and is actually in a bit of a transverse lie, facing OUTWARD (posterior) like he's "lying on a beach blanket" according to the ultrasound tech. I am the beach blanket, evidently.
This will be my third delivery. My first was hospital born vaginally, my 2nd was homeborn and I've been on the fence in "wait and see" mode this whole pregnancy for the twins.
I have been receiving concurrent care from Kaiser and my midwives. They've been very sweet and supportive and told my family that they are willing to take small payments forever if I want to deliver at home. The contract rate they worked out for me is not much more than what I'd have to pay a single midwife.
I've done so much research this whole pregnancy. I interviewed a LOT of midwives, asked a lot of questions of the Kaiser doctors and combed the internet. I realize that homebirth of twins is uncommon and carries more risks with it.
At my Kaiser appt yesterday, the doctor scheduled a c-section for 12/28/11 (which puts me at week 38 1/2) based on the position of my 2nd twin. After he left the exam room, the nurse told me it was the right thing to do based on that twin's position, that he wasn't going to turn. I responded, "You mean no one here at Kaiser will try to turn him" (I've been told repeatedly that Kaiser will not do external versions, internal version or breech births. That it is extremely RARE for such births to happen there). The nurse said, "It's dangerous! Do you want to end up with a dead baby?"
I left in tears and in a lot of fear. We've been hoping for homebirth...trying to have faith that it's the first twins position that really matters...and he is head down. We want to have faith he will pave the way for his brother and that the 2nd baby will turn head down or breech once his brother is out to be born. My midwives have been reassuring me that this is the normal process and although things could go wrong, in likelihood, the 2nd twin will know what to do once his brother is out. And if he needs help, they can try and turn him.
So yesterday, I communicated with both midwives again and both told me they've never actually done versions in labor. One of them has done external version many times prior to onset of labor.
Oh dear lord, I am so scared and confused and want to make the best choice for my babies, myself and my whole family.
I am just praying, hoping for clarity/peace to come and it hasn't in this pregnancy. I'm almost at delivery here and just don't know what to do......