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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 #41 of 98
Mine were vaginal at 32 6/7 weeks. Both were heads down. I was given magnesium to try and hold off the birth for 48 hours. It didn't work. I was having monstrous contractions every fifteen minutes. I kept thinking "I can't do this for 48 hours, I'll be exhausted by the time I give birth." Then I had the urge to push. They checked me, and I was at 10 centimeters. Strangely (this was a hospital birth, needless to say) they left me alone in the dark (my husband had gone home to let the dog out and missed the birth) while they got the OR ready. I honestly think I "got away" with a vaginal birth because they didn't have time to get ready for a c-section (though the threat of general anesthesia was there, the doctor mentioned it). Despite the fact that I gave birth in a brightly lit OR, stranded on my back, pushing uphill, the births were incredibly easy. One push babies. They were small: 4.4 and 3.15. And I was terrified. And my midwife, who I saw throughout the pregnancy, on the sly after we knew it was twins because homebirth is illegal in AZ, had told me about something called, I believe, the fetal ejection response. Basically, a threatened mom "ejects" the babies. That mom was me. By the way, it pays to labor in silence when you're in an unfriendly place.
post #42 of 98
Sadly, I had a c/s. For a breif 2 week period I had a vertex presenting baby, who then flipped back to breech. Attempts at the Webster technique started lots o contractions that just never stopped, spent 5 days on mag then my water broke at 33w 4 days. At the time my water broke presenting baby was transverse across the bottom of my uterus.

Honestly, the c/s recovery wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. The first 6 hours post op were horrid, but once the appropriate drug combination was found, it was a fairly easy recovery. Still don't understand why anyone would "choose" a c/s without medical reason though. :
post #43 of 98
Mine were born vaginally and I was induced at 38 weeks due to HBP.
post #44 of 98
Scheduled c-section for multiple medical reasons. Vertex/vertex twins at 38w3d. No complications and absolutely no regrets. We were all home 24 hours later. Easy doesn't begin to describe it.
post #45 of 98
Emergency c/s. It was a life or death decision DH made as I was incoherent. I am still surprised that the dr's asked DH before whisking me into the OR.
post #46 of 98
I found a great doc to VBAC my twins but they were both breech and were coming 6 weeks early. I think he would've delivered them breech is they were term.
post #47 of 98
Home/water birth at 40w3d. Both babies were vertex. Baby A's water broke as I was pushing him out and Baby B was born in the caul.
post #48 of 98
Another BOTH here. woof. Now THAT was a fun day. lol
post #49 of 98
Both vertex, born vaginally at 39 weeks 5 days.

After A was born, B was still at -3 station... pushing her down and out was no fun!
post #50 of 98
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Originally Posted by sarabrynn82 View Post
After A was born, B was still at -3 station... pushing her down and out was no fun!
We had that, too! And our B was posterior and asynclitic (though not over 9 pounds, thankfully)!
post #51 of 98
For all the new twins moms here!
post #52 of 98
for all the new twin moms out there!

Vaginal birth, both vertex, baby B was posterior and born in the caul.
post #53 of 98
C-section for me too. I planned an unassisted birth and went into labor, but never dilated or effaced. I had a back up Dr who would deliver my twins vaginally even though twin a was breech. I believe that twin A was too transverse to get down and dilate me. What made me decided to do the section however was I had pre-eclampsia and it was getting worse. No regrets as I think that it was just meant to be that way, although if it had been any other situation I'd have never done it. Recovery has been fairly easy though.
post #54 of 98
Ours were suprise twins. No ultrasound until admission to the hospital at 36 weeks, and then it was just a quick swipe to verify the baby's head was down.

Charlie was born vaginally, and everything was normal except that he was smaller than expected. Fifteen minutes later we realized Owen existed, and ended up with a section with him--compound breech and transverse (hands and feet down, head up, sideways.)

So that was quite the day!
post #55 of 98
Both vag, both in the caul with baby B being frank breech.

My section-happy OB knew I didn't want a section, so I'm actually a little suprised he let me deliver vaginally. Not that anyone had a choice - my gals came fast and furious at 29w5d. There was no stopping it; I dilated so fast that I was on mag until 20 minutes before they were born. Talk about limp, red, floppy babies! After Becka was born, they were using the u/s to see where Kate was. I had no idea she was still breech or that her heartrate was okay, I just *knew* I HAD to say, "I need to push" or they'd cut me. Luckily I did have to push And I pushed with everything I had.They were 6 minutes apart, 3lbs and 2lbs 11oz.
post #56 of 98
Induced out of concern for Baby A at 35w5d, vag delivery - no drugs. The dr. kept offering and I kept saying 'but I don't need any!'. All of a sudden - I had to push and that was that. The hardest thing was being told not to push because they weren't ready. They were born 12 min. apart because I told the dr. that I needed to regroup before pushing again.
post #57 of 98
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Originally Posted by wendyjoe View Post
both in the caul
My baby B was born in the caul. AND, now that I think of it, I've read 3 other twin birth stories recently where a baby was born in the caul. Maybe it's more common for twins than singletons?
post #58 of 98
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Originally Posted by MamaRabbit View Post
My baby B was born in the caul. AND, now that I think of it, I've read 3 other twin birth stories recently where a baby was born in the caul. Maybe it's more common for twins than singletons?
Maybe it's because many twin mommas (at least here) are pushing protein so much that the amniotic sacs are really strong!
post #59 of 98
Both vertex, so I got to birth vaginally. They were born at 34 wks 6 days. This was after 6 weeks of hospital bedrest for preterm labor. I was 3 cm dilated at 29 wks, so I was given magnesium and then nifedipine. They were actually going to send me home that day but then found I was 8 cm !
post #60 of 98
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Originally Posted by michellyn View Post
Maybe it's because many twin mommas (at least here) are pushing protein so much that the amniotic sacs are really strong!
Good point! I really pushed protein. I was also thinking it might have something to do with Baby B not being the recipient of as much pressure during uterine contractions as Baby A. I have noticed that it seems to usually be the second baby that is born in the caul.
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