Jess, have you considered finding a chiropractor who has experience doing Webster technique on twins? There's one here in my small southern city, so I'm guessing you should have some options in Seattle. I've heard that with twins especially, chiros want to see patients sooner rather than later if you're trying to make them flip. Good luck!
I'm going to look into it - a bunch of people have been recommending it to me. I don't think my chiropractor must know it since he hasn't brought it up, but I haven't said anything about breech babies, either.
Jess, I hope your babies flip for you soon! Sounds like they are still moving around in there some though even if they aren't getting in the right spots so that's something, c'mon babies you can do it! I'm the same as you, I don't want a C/S either, I'm a little bit nervous about it though I know it would be fine if I had to have one, but I just don't want to deal with the anesthesia (I react strongly to it as in I puke a lot and I tend to get knocked out hard from a light dose) or the recovery. My vaginal birth recovery was easy and I want that again and I also want another vaginal birth as this will be my last and it was such a powerful experience for me
I do love when their heads are together, it's the cutest Glad to hear the babies are doing well!
jeez I hope they do, too! I was so disappointed, and I could even hear the disappointment in the tech's voice when she told me. I think they are still doing quite a bit of moving - I feel more than just jabs and kicks, anyways. I've never had anesthesia but I have a feeling I would react strongly to it - drugs in general tend to affect me that way and I have a queasy stomach. I have heard so much about birth being powerful, and I don't want to miss out on that (we are 99.9% sure these are the only kiddos in our future!)
AngelBee, your babies are adorable!
Jess, I really hope the babies flip! Come on, babies! You can do it! Did the doctor give you any kind of timeline because of your contractions?
My own, unrelated news - I passed my 1hr glucose test (yay!) and anemia test (yay again!). People keep telling me how small I look for someone who is carrying twins, and I know they mean it as a complement, but I am starting to freak out more and more that the babies might be too small, so now I am not so happy anymore to hear that I look so tiny :( My doctor so far hasn't been concerned with my weight gain, since she says that she expects the twins to be smaller than regular babies. But I don't want them to be small - don't want to think of a NICU as a given! We'll have our 28 week appointment next week, so I'll grill her about this issue again.
He didn't say. I just called now actually because my contractions have been continuing but not changing in severity or increasing, and he said to just take it easy and stay super hydrated. He says I can go on bedrest if I want and he'll write it up, so I think that is what I'll do. I don't want to risk them coming early! My cervical length was 2.9 which he seemed happy with for twins (I haven't researched it or been able to talk to him in person yet). I just want them to stay in until April! Come onnnnnn, April!
haha a lot of people told me how small I was at first. Now they definitely don't (all I get are, "you must be due any day now!") but I know what you mean, it made me feel a little worried. I don't think anyone should expect twins to be smaller in that way, maybe when they are born but not yet - mine are on the high end of growth (93rd and 86th percentiles at our 28 week check), but I have heard they taper off growth towards the end, which is why you want to front load it. I'm hoping for some chunk to the babies so they can maintain their body temperatures! How much weight have you gained?
Jess - I am excited for the point when I get really hungry! 14w and still very food averse. How are those multiple classes going? We were talking about figuring out if we could make their schedule (it's kind of drive, but maybe worth it?) so I'd be interested in hearing your feedback!
ugh I think food and I didn't get along until maybe 16 or 18 weeks, and I was on Zofran so who knows. The whole 1st trimester and going into the 2nd was definitely the worst for me. Then it picked up and I felt amazing, and now I still feel generally great but huge and tired!
They are really good, I'm really happy we're taking them. Neither of us knows anything about pregnancy, delivery, or babies in general, so it's definitely informative and helps us feel more empowered. The UW course is supposed to be the best one (Swedish offers one as well). We have gotten to know the other couples in the class and everyone shares how they are doing and converses throughout the class. Every week a different couple brings something healthy to eat, like a mini dinner! It's great to hear others' questions that you might not have thought of or feel stupid for asking (and then I feel less stupid asking what is probably a stupid question!) Pretty frequently a guest family comes with their twins - we've had a family with two year olds and a family with 8 month olds come, and it was great to hear their pregnancy, birth, and parenting experiences, and how different they are, and of course see how they handle twins at those ages. The preterm labor class was really informative, and then we had one about labor and delivery in general and last week was labor and delivery of twins. I would say it's a bit more medical-oriented than, say, the Mothering community here, but it's a really good discussion of options for labor and delivery and understanding what those options mean (like if you don't get an epidural but Baby B is or becomes breech). The classes get out at about 9pm, and it's a bit of a drive for us - we usually get home by 10pm. Everyone else in the class lives in the Seattle area so I'm sure it's less of a hassle for them. We just get something to eat on the way home or eat quickly once home and go to bed. It's not too bad for once a week.
Also, if you want to take the series but aren't sure about the overlap of dates with your schedules or babies' arrival dates, they let you sign up for one and then contact the instructor and you can come to some classes in the earlier series. We had one class where two women who are signed up for the next class came to ours, and one of them is going to come to a few more of our classes rather than those same classes when her series begins.