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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 #61 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!
Haha well that could be true, but I like to think it's because my babies were so early and my poor body wasn't ready to give them up yet!

Except no one told my uterus that....
post #62 of 98
Wow exactly 100 votes and it's basically 50/50.

I love statistics :
post #63 of 98
Csection due to prematurity and thier positions...they were both sitting cross legged indian style breech....we all said they were protesting
post #64 of 98
It was a sit-in... LOL
post #65 of 98
I had an emergent c/s when my twin B's heartrate began to drop precipitously as I was pushing twin A. I'm a nurse midwife and this was not the outcome I wanted by any means but it was quite scary to hear MY baby's heartrate continue to drop and not return to baseline.
post #66 of 98
Unplanned section due to high fever on my part impeding progression of labor and elevating both my blood pressure and their heart rates. Turned out to be the right choice as GBS had colonized both placentas. Erp! I don't think my GBS issues were twin related, however (and I did specifically ask about that), it was just a fluke.
post #67 of 98
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Originally Posted by f&p'smama View Post
Yes, be forewarned -- Fionas are fiesty little creatures. I've met a few & they are spunky things.
My DD is a Fiona and feisty certainly describes her!
post #68 of 98
Emergency c-section @ 30 weeks due to pre-eclampsia/toxemia.
post #69 of 98
gave birth to my girls vaginally...baby a vertex, baby b transverse, but turned footling breech...we were hoping she'd turn the other way! She had her feet sticking out as soon as baby A was out!! I am so thankful to have FINALLY found a doc who would support me in my desire to have a vaginal, unmedicated birth!! The doc I tried before her said I wouldn't find anyone in America to deliver twins vaginally unless both were head down, and maybe not even then b/c it isn't safe!! I have thought about sending him a letter :P
post #70 of 98
I gave birth to mine via c-section.
post #71 of 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3+2=5:-) View Post
The doc I tried before her said I wouldn't find anyone in America to deliver twins vaginally unless both were head down, and maybe not even then b/c it isn't safe!!
The midwife/OB practice I go to delivers twins vaginally all the time. Their policy is that the first one has to be head down but that the position of the second doesn't matter. So...you're doctor was a wee bit off.
post #72 of 98
All the OBs here insisted on both vertex as well. And my OB said I had to have an XRay at the beginning of labor so he'd be more sure of their positions. Needless to say, I knew he was heading me toward a c-section even with both vertex and all the other hoops he wanted us to jump through. was the best option for us.
post #73 of 98

natural twin homebirth

I didn't see an OB when I was pregnant with my twins. We regularly visited our CPM (certified professional midwife) though.

I birthed my twins (b/g) vaginally at home with the help of 2 midwives and 2 doulas and my husband. Throughout the pregnancy I was worried about their presentation (would one be footling and the other breech? etc). So, ironically when I birthed them, both were vertex (whew).

I went full term with our twins (over 40 weeks) and all went well. They were big babies...our son (baby A) was 9 lbs 1 oz, and our daughter (baby B) was 7 lbs 14 oz. Our son still outweighs his twin on the scales.

When we share our "natural twin homebirth" story with people, many scratch their heads and think us odd. But that's just what worked for us at the time, and still, I don't know if I would go back and change anything if I could (maybe just commit myself to a crazy house for the last month of the pregnancy, lol).

Looking back (our twins are now 4 yo) at their births it seems even more amazing -- not just our own experience, but every experience I have heard about the birth of multiples. It is amazing in its own right to birth, and to birth multiples is mind blowing. I feel honored to be one of the "mamas to multiples" out there.

Love,
Terresa
post #74 of 98
Lvflowerpot/Terresa... welcome to MDC! How did labor go? Was it pretty easy compared to your other children (e.g., was it more painful or did you find you needed more support)?
post #75 of 98

Waterbirth at home

Hey,

Mine were born vaginally at home. Twin 1 was a water birth and twin 2 was born out of the water. It was a wonderful experience in so many ways and it just feels so special to be the mother of twins. In many ways it has been my most positive birth experience (I have 2 older children too) which is ironic given that I was so worried when I first discovered I was having twins and I started hearing the scare stories....

Fay xx
post #76 of 98
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Originally Posted by Ellie'sMom View Post
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.

That's what I was thinking


My babies were born at 39 weeks, at home, both were waterbirths. We had a malpresentation where baby A was semi transverse (her head and shoulders and then her body curved up and around (like a kidney bean to my left side). baby B was pinning her in (she was head down and higher) I stalled out at 8 cm for 8+ hours. (baby A was at a -2 station) I would have had a c/s at the hospital but my MW's were able to externally hold back baby B and internally maneuver (and wait out) baby A until she was in a more vertical position and rotated. Once she was at a zero station my primary MW manually stretched me to 10cm. This process took an hour and I had to lie on the floor b/c of risk of cord prolapse. ( It wasn't pretty on the pain scale - but the babies' heart rates were perfect through everything and there was no concern for them during all this) Once baby A's head was engaged I evicted all hands from on me and inside of me, got in the tub and had a very unassisted birth from their out. Baby A was born 20 minutes after getting in the tub. Baby B followed 3 minutes after. We joke that Chloe (baby B) would have been born first if she could have shoved her sister aside...she's still rather "demanding" and assertive in spirit
post #77 of 98
I gave birth to both of mine vaginally at 41 weeks. Twin A was frank breech and twin B was transverse but turned vertex after twin A was born. Oh, and they were 17 hours apart. Obviously not at a hospital.
post #78 of 98
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Originally Posted by aine View Post
I gave birth to both of mine vaginally at 41 weeks. Twin A was frank breech and twin B was transverse but turned vertex after twin A was born. Oh, and they were 17 hours apart. Obviously not at a hospital.
I'd love to hear your whole story! I knew I would never have had my babies vaginally at a hospital - No doc would have been that patient for you with a 17hr gap (let alone the breech issue) i'd love the whole scoop - you rock!
post #79 of 98
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I'd love to hear your whole story! I knew I would never have had my babies vaginally at a hospital - No doc would have been that patient for you with a 17hr gap (let alone the breech issue) i'd love the whole scoop - you rock!
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post #80 of 98
They were both head-down and they were both born vaginally, 5 minutes apart, after a pitocin induction followed by ARM @ 34w due to TTTS. Total labor time was about 7 hours.
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