I delivered my twins in the hospital, as I stated in a previous post.
Both babes were head down and ready. However after baby A came, Baby B decided to try and come out with both hands over his head. Not a good position for birthing.
Two things could happen. C-section, or the doctor moving his hands down and out of the way.
My peri asked what I wanted and I told him no c-section unless the baby crashed.
Little did I know what I was in for.
Up went his hand, wrist, forearm. I recall sreaming and asking for an epidural NOW. Everyone laughed with me as I told the peri that he was entering no-man's land. But it worked. He held Calebs arms down as I pushed to a point his little hands coudn't wave to the peri anymore.
He came out, no broken clavicles, no c-section.
The only thing that ticked me off was my peri would not help me with a little trick I wanted to play on dh. He refused to say there was one more in there just to freak dh out.
Said he didn't want dh in the ER getting sutures from passing out when he needed to be with me and the babes.
I really had few interventions. A bit of pit to get my cranky, worn out ute to contract and dilate past 4 cm. I did have more monitoring than normal at my request. I could have had less, but *I* needed that reassurance that the babes were okay.
There are things I probably would not have done under normal circumstances. But I did what I needed to do for my well being. I'd just buried a child eight months ago and was terrified I would lose the twins.
I did deliver in the OR, which was cool with me. At that point I could have delivered anywhere and not cared. I just wanted the babies out and healthy. There was a nurse who tried to tell me I had to remove a necklace I was wearing. The necklace has my late dd's birthstone ring (16th b'day gift) on it. I'd worn it every day since I got it from the ME. I refused. She pushed. I told her I never took it off. She said it had to go. My Peri came round the corner at that point, told the nurse the necklace stayed and we were off.
I really love this guy. He was so wonderful in how he took care of my pregnancy and my mental state. Plus he was cute and had a very cute bottom! HAHAHAHA
If the babes had been a singleton, I would have delivered at home. I think. But given how I was at that point and time, I don't know.
I do know that I chose my peri carefully, trusted him and felt he understood my desires for the kind of birth I wanted. And despite being high risk, I got it.
I don't believe hospital births are all bad. Nor do I believe all homebirths are good. I know some wacky midwives who should not be in practice. Some women should not give birth at home. But it is, afterall, their choice.