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Poll Results: How were your twins delivered

 
  • 50% (77)
    Vaginally
  • 42% (65)
    C-Section
  • 7% (12)
    Vag/C-Section
154 Total Votes  
post #21 of 98
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Originally Posted by fyrebloom View Post
ok now i'm scared. I'm naming my girls Willow and Fiona... and now i'm getting visions of my twins flying out of my tummy. LOL!
Yes, be forewarned -- Fionas are fiesty little creatures. I've met a few & they are spunky things. It is all too fitting that mine popped herself out. Cross your legs!
post #22 of 98
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Originally Posted by fyrebloom View Post
ok now i'm scared. I'm naming my girls Willow and Fiona... and now i'm getting visions of my twins flying out of my tummy. LOL!
So, have you ever seen the movie "Alien?"
post #23 of 98
: Baby A (Makai) was breech-transverse with his sacrum presenting, B (Kiana) was vertex-transverse, both with their heads touching...a yin-yang sort of thing. Plus I had been ruptured for 75 hours and spiked a sudden fever after I'd been laboring for 8 hours. I insisted I labor for as long as possible, even though I knew a c/s was unavoidable (for babes physical and my emotional benefit). I am so glad I got to experience labor, even though I'll never experience pushing out a baby.

I wonder if (or how often) twins are ever sucessfully born vaginally when baby A is breech?
post #24 of 98
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Originally Posted by DoubleLove View Post
: Baby A (Makai) was breech-transverse with his sacrum presenting, B (Kiana) was vertex-transverse, both with their heads touching...a yin-yang sort of thing.


This is how Kieran (A) and Owen (B) were positioned. Except Kieran was not over my cervix. His butt was actually PAST my cervix sticking out past my pelvic bones. It made an indentation in my belly about the size of my fist. His own little butt pouch. I never even began to dilate because I had nothing bearing down on my cervix. Not even a foot.

An interesting note: I had said over and over that if only Kieran would move his stubborn little butt Owen would turn and descend further down. Kieran couldn't move so Owen didn't. Until the delivery. When they pulled Kieran out Owen immediately rotated down and tried to deliver himself vaginally. The doc said he had never seen a baby attempt to go through a cervix mid-section. At least he tried.
post #25 of 98
IlliniMom, you and I can be "full birth experience" buddies. Lillian was born vaginally no problem. Kate remained vertex but folded herself in half. At 29 weeks they were not about to risk waiting for her to unfold, or trying anything else other than a section. I decided to view it as my opportunity to one-up people during the "OMG, my delivery was so hard..." portion of baby showers forever.
post #26 of 98
DoubleLove - your babes are adorable! what a cute smile/smirk!!
post #27 of 98
Both vaginal at home. Baby A was vertex and baby B was breech but flipped transverse after baby A came out. My midwives turned him and he was born vertex.
post #28 of 98
Both were head down & born vaginally.
post #29 of 98
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by OGirlieMama View Post
IlliniMom, you and I can be "full birth experience" buddies. Lillian was born vaginally no problem. Kate remained vertex but folded herself in half. At 29 weeks they were not about to risk waiting for her to unfold, or trying anything else other than a section. I decided to view it as my opportunity to one-up people during the "OMG, my delivery was so hard..." portion of baby showers forever.
Yeah, I figure when you add in the "internal version" and seeing the docs hands in me on the ultrasound, I will always win the "worst" delivery contest Tha being said, I am totally okay with my birth, so it was not the worst ever (just between us).
post #30 of 98
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Originally Posted by HATAWA View Post
Mine were both delivered vaginally. Baby B was breach, but my OB turned her after Baby A was born
Ditto.
post #31 of 98
Emergency C-section under general anesthesia - I had HELLP toxemia, and they didn't want to waaste any time.
post #32 of 98
C-section. Baby A was feet-first and Baby B was vertex. My OB would have let me attempt a vaginal delivery is Baby A had been frank breech, but neither one of us was comfortable with a footling breech.
post #33 of 98
The only thing I've ever delivered is a pizza! I have birthed 3 kids though.

I birthed my twins vaginally. Baby A was vertex, B was a feet-first breech who came out... feet first. It was a hospital birth, too. Pretty cool experience. B was also nearly twice as big.
post #34 of 98
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Originally Posted by Llyra View Post
I had my twins by planned cesarean, because I had cholestasis.

Me too. And I have a fiesty Fiona too.
post #35 of 98
I voted "vaginally" b/c that's what I had - but it was only by virtue of my own insistence and the arguing my husband and I went through with doctors (yup, right down to minutes before Twin B delivered!)

Twin A vertex always. Twin B breech since around 28 weeks and usually double-footing breech.

Doctor we had planned to deliver with in the city really pushed for total breech extraction. We disagreed. Doctor we ended up delivering with at community hospital (so no skills for breech extraction) TOLD US I'm getting a c-section. We said no. (This was at 9cm dilation and about 30minutes before Twin A was born). Doctor then argued hard for external version of Twin B after Twin A delivered. We also were not in favour of this, but my arguing capacity was being severely strained! Thankfully, Twin B engaged very quickly upon his brother's exit and Doctor could no longer pursue this approach.

So double-footing breech delivery of Twin B was vaginal, over 2 pushing contractions (ie. out the birth canal in about 20 seconds once he decided he was ready). No interventions. No problems.

Interestingly, he was born fully within the unbroken amniotic sac. Obviously rare, but certainly would have served to diminish risk of cord prolapse, etc.
post #36 of 98
Twin A was +2 station from 24 weeks on and twin B was head down so things looked great....extremely long back labor and 2.5 hours of pushing later and repeated crowning by twin A and lots of position changes and we had a C section for both Actually my recovery from the pushing was harder than the section but I'm sure it was because it went on so long.

My birth was hard (long labor, long pushing, then section and so not what I planned and wanted) but over time anyway I was at peace with it. I guess partly because I'd done all I could and also because when baby A was born he had to be given CPR and then Baby B turned out to be 1.5 pounds bigger...I guess I just decided it turned out the way it did for a reason. Crappy but I had my boys. At first I felt like such a failure but the OB told me that she had a mom who had had 5 children naturally and then on her sixth ended up with a C section and that baby was also posterior and stuck in the pelvis just like Caleb (who still has a broken blood vessel where he was caught). For all I know she was lying, maybe she is a crappy ob and that is why we both ended up where we did, but it made me feel less like I failed them.
post #37 of 98
C-section
Baby A was transverse and Baby B was breech
post #38 of 98
I birthed my twins vaginally. Baby A was frank breech. Baby B was footling breech.
post #39 of 98
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Originally Posted by IlliniMom View Post
Yeah, I figure when you add in the "internal version" and seeing the docs hands in me on the ultrasound, I will always win the "worst" delivery contest Tha being said, I am totally okay with my birth, so it was not the worst ever (just between us).
Ow! No version attempted here, so you're one up on me. And yeah, I wouldn't trade it, even though it was (as the chief of perinatalogy later called it) "a wild ride in there." The section sucked, but I'm glad I got to experience the vaginal birth, and if you told me I could do it over knowing I'd need the section for Kate, I'd still choose to have the vaginal birth, too. Especially because this was a one-shot deal - we're not planning more children.
post #40 of 98
vag
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