My twins have their own sacs and their own placentas.
Because of the increased risk of hemmorhage, I have already decided to take a shot of pitocin intramuscularly as soon as my 2nd twin arrives (and that goes whether I am home or in the hospital). My midwives also carry methergine if something stronger is needed.
I've spoken with two doctors at Kaiser now, the member services department and have researched differnt Kaiser hospitals online. I've spoken with OBGYN departments at two of the hospitals most local to me and no one is divulging ANYTHING that indicates that I would have support to vaginally birth at Kaiser. Ultimately, they can't force me to have a c-section, but I'd basically have to go there and fight to have a vaginal birth.
And now, after experiencing that nurse's fear tactics and feeling the pressure and stress and angst they bring up for me, I can't imagine having to fight for a vaginal birth in labor. That would be awful. It would be stressful even to hear my doula or husband doing that for me. For goodness sakes, a women needs peace in labor. Calm, peaceful, safe environment and support around her is a HUGE part of birthing naturally and safely.
I'm in a better place than when I wrote this original post.
I live 2 blocks from a hospital if there is a true emergency in homebirth. My midwives will monitor and also have a portable ultrasound.
I feel the safest place to give birth would be home...both for me and my babies. If I go to the hospital, I intuitively know what is going to happen and a million interventions will occur that will jeopardize and traumatize me and my babies.