I haven't posted here in ages, and have finally found my way back.
After lurking about for a while today, it is great to see some old familiar faces, and lots of new ones of course!
I am the proud Mama to 3 little girls, ages 6, 4 & 2, birth Mother to a 22 year old somewhere out in the world, and I am currently a gestational surrogate, pregnant with twins for a wonderful couple.
I am almost 35 weeks, and starting to feel some angst about the upcoming birth. I am "officially due July 2nd, but likely won't make it out of June- so here I am!
My first 2 births were C-sections, the third a Midwife supported VBA2C's, and the fourth a HBA2C's.
The intended parents were not open at all to a homebirth this time, so a hospital birth it is.
I have done my preparations, I have a Doula, my Best friend will be attending as well, I have a super liberal supportive OB, I have been using Hypnobirthing again, I have been eating well and other than being terminally huge, I'm in great health.
I plan on laboring at home as long as sensible-my last birth was 2.5 hours, and live about 2 mins from the hospital. OH and both babies are vertex!!!
I am sort of talking this all out here, and really feel that I have done everything possible to best my odds at having an uncomplicated vaginal birth, I just have some anxiety and fears that are niggling at me about having to deliver in the OR as per hospital policy.
I would absolutely LOVE to hear any positive twin birth stories, or recommended readings and get my mind back on the right track.
(It feels good to be back!